National Center for Atmospheric Research
FROM Roelof Bruintjes
Cloud Seeding Brings More Rain to SoCal A major El Nino storm rolled through Los Angeles this week. Thunder rattled windows, rain flooded city streets, and California’s reservoirs saw levels rise. Part of that was due to cloud seeding, a process where scientists shoot silver iodide into rain clouds, augmenting rainfall. What was the impact of the weather manipulation? What dent might it make in the ongoing drought?
Symbols of protest, lighting up EDM festivals The Women's March made a huge impact, in part because of its widely worn pink knitted "pussyhat." Does the March for Science need its own unifying symbol? Lighting designer Steve Lieberman is "the man behind the lights" for the country's leading electronic music festivals and nightclubs. He talks about his early experiences with rave culture, and what it takes to spark the excitement of today's EDM fans.
What's at stake if Hollywood writers strike? Writers in Hollywood just finished voting yay or nay to go on strike. The vote is expected to be in favor, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll walk off the job. We get the details and look at the effects of the last strike.
Scathing audit finds UC President's office hid $175 million A state audit says the Office of the President at the University of California has kept secret more than $175 million. The report says salaries are a lot a higher in that office than in comparable offices. The audit comes just months after the UC system won approval for its first tuition hike in six years.