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Moscow's Mayor Hatches Plan To Ban Snow

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Moscow's Mayor Hatches Plan To Ban Snow

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Most of this hemisphere is heading into winter, but the mayor of Moscow wants to skip it. He wants to ban snow from one of the world's northernmost capitals. The plan is to attack the clouds of approaching snowstorms. If planes dump liquid nitrogen, silver, or cement particles into the clouds, they'd release precipitation before hitting Moscow. That would cut down on snow shoveling within the city — though the people outside town don't seem to love this idea.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Most of this hemisphere is heading into winter but the mayor of Moscow wants to skip it. He wants to ban snow from one of the world's northern-most capitals. The plan is to attack the clouds of approaching snowstorms. If planes drop liquid nitrogen, silver or cement particles into the clouds, they would release precipitation before hitting Moscow. That would cut down on snow shoveling within the city - though people outside town might not love the idea.

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