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Bombing clouds to fight forest fires, Mexico’s new tactic

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In order to better fight forest fires, a new technique is being used in Mexico.

The Mexican Air Force, part of the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena), in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, sprayed silver iodide into the clouds by aircraft to cause rainfall over municipalities in the state of Nuevo León and thus extinguish a forest fire.

In a press release, both agencies informed on Friday that on the occasion of a forest fire affecting the areas since March 16, the Sedena had deployed 391 military personnel, 28 vehicles, and . . .

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