Christmas Gift: 12 Days of Rain for California

California expects to be drenched by an ongoing storm that began shortly after Christmas and will last roughly 12 days before it is done, bringing nearly a foot of rain to the San Francisco Bay Area amid a severe drought.

Rain San Francisco (Tayfun CoÅkun/Anadolu Agency via Getty)

China Manufactures ‘Artificial Rain’ to Fight Drought

China’s ruling Communist Party ordered its meteorological bureau to dispatch special rain-making aircraft to drought-afflicted areas of the country’s south on Tuesday as part of a wider effort to protect China’s autumn harvest from ruination by a regional heatwave that began in June, the Global Times reported.

WEINING, CHINA - AUGUST 24, 2022 - Citizens use rocket anti-aircraft guns to make artificial rain in Weining autonomous county, Guizhou Province, China, Aug 24, 2022. Artificial rain enhancement and hail suppression operation is a service organized and carried out by the meteorological department, through which the ecological environment can …

India: Lightning Kills Nearly 50 People in One Week

Nearly 50 people have been killed by lightning in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state within the past week, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Thursday, noting that India has recorded almost 750 deaths from lightning strikes nationwide since April.

NEW DELHI, INDIA - MAY 23: A view of lightning seen from a rooftop at Patel Nagar on May 23, 2022 in New Delhi, India. Several parts of Delhi-NCR received rains with gusty winds in Delhi as the temperatures dropped by ten degrees. The downpour led to several trees being …

Trump Approves Federal Emergency Aid for Oroville

President Donald Trump approved federal emergency relief funds Tuesday, following requests by California Governor Jerry Brown. The requests for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) aid pertain to flooding in January and the evacuation effort due to the risk of spillway collapse at the Oroville Dam.