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Egypt Considering Artificially Increasing Rainfall

Egypt says it is considering introducing rainmaking technology known as cloud seeding in hopes of providing a new source of water in the desert country.

Cloud seeding, invented in 1946, can enhance the ability of clouds to produce precipitation. It involves infusing clouds with chemicals to increase water condensation, thus increasing rainfall.

Egypt signed a protocol with Germany in April where the European country is to train Egyptian staff to use weather modification technology, according to the head of Egypt's Meteorological Authority Ahmed Abdel-Al.

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