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February 20th, 2011
China’s Drought has Global Implications

The drought that has parched the land in much of northern China was already months old when the artillery was called into action last week. With the country’s wheat crop – critical to bread prices the world over – under threat, hundreds of shells filled with silver iodide were fired at the sky. While the light snow brought rare smiles to the faces of grain growers, the National Meteorological Centre has already acknowledged it wasn’t nearly enough to relieve the country’s parched breadbasket. Read More