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Strange But True: Cargo Ships Are Triggering More Lightning Storms at Sea

There's an increase in lightning storms at sea, and the culprit is the exhaust produced by diesel-powered cargo ships, a new study has found. Our oceans are criss-crossed with invisible lanes taken by cargo ships, and now it turns out those heavily trafficked areas have surprisingly different weather.   Diesel fumes are some of the worst pollutants. We know that they're significantly worse for human health than petrol fumes, and a new study has just found that they're responsible for 5,000 premature deaths annually in Europe . And it turns out particles in that exhaust are also responsible for an increase in lightning, according to a team of researchers from the University of Washington. Using 12 years of lightning strike data from the  World Wide Lightning Location Network , the team found that lightning strikes were occurring nearly twice as often directly above two heavily trafficked shipping lanes, compared to...
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Strange But True: Cargo Ships Are Triggering More Lightning Storms at Sea

There's an increase in lightning storms at sea, and the culprit is the exhaust produced by diesel-powered cargo ships, a new study has found. Our oceans are criss-crossed with invisible lanes taken by cargo ships, and now it turns out those heavily trafficked areas have surprisingly different weather.   Diesel fumes are some of the worst pollutants. We know that they're significantly worse for human health than petrol fumes, and a new study has just found that they're responsible for 5,000 premature deaths annually in Europe . And it turns out particles in that exhaust are also responsible for an increase in lightning, according to a team of researchers from the University of Washington. Using 12 years of lightning strike data from the  World Wide Lightning Location Network , the team found that lightning strikes were occurring nearly twice as often directly above two heavily trafficked shipping lanes, compared to...
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Surfer Dies in Outer Banks Storm Swell

by Chas Smith 6 days ago Or the mad raving of a luddite. You decide! Wave Ranch came fully online a little over 24 hours ago and I have been mired in bottomless depression since. I watched it, like you, from home. I watched blurry Instagram stories morph into giddy Stab boys peeking over the fence morph into an embarrassingly written World Surf League “live blog” morph into a very rich friend, who had been invited, texting me videos of Eddie Vedder changing Yellow Ledbetter lyrics to praise Kelly Slater’s creation. “Thank you Kelly for bringing us to this place…” A slow motion accident. A fucking nightmare. And I realized that I hate Wave Ranch. I hate it with everything in me and with no pulled punch in vague hopes of getting invited to surf it one day. I hate it with a hatred reserved for drunks who speed through...
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Surfer Dies in Outer Banks Storm Swell

by Chas Smith 2 days ago Or the mad raving of a luddite. You decide! Wave Ranch came fully online a little over 24 hours ago and I have been mired in bottomless depression since. I watched it, like you, from home. I watched blurry Instagram stories morph into giddy Stab boys peeking over the fence morph into an embarrassingly written World Surf League “live blog” morph into a very rich friend, who had been invited, texting me videos of Eddie Vedder changing Yellow Ledbetter lyrics to praise Kelly Slater’s creation. “Thank you Kelly for bringing us to this place…” A slow motion accident. A fucking nightmare. And I realized that I hate Wave Ranch. I hate it with everything in me and with no pulled punch in vague hopes of getting invited to surf it one day. I hate it with a hatred reserved for drunks who speed through...
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9 Solar Lanterns for Giving Off Light When You're Nowhere Near an Outlet

Solar lanterns are the perfect accessory for outdoor hangouts. They harness the sun's energy to give you light, so there's no need to replace batteries or plug anything into the wall. Hang a few on your back patio, and they'll charge with the sun's rays and turn on automatically at dusk. You can also bring one camping and you'll never have to worry about running out of batteries (as long as the sun isn't dormant). Whatever your intended use, pick up one of these handy solar lanterns to illuminate your outdoor shenanigans all night long. Original link Original author: Andrew

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9 Solar Lanterns for Giving Off Light When You're Nowhere Near an Outlet

Solar lanterns are the perfect accessory for outdoor hangouts. They harness the sun's energy to give you light, so there's no need to replace batteries or plug anything into the wall. Hang a few on your back patio, and they'll charge with the sun's rays and turn on automatically at dusk. You can also bring one camping and you'll never have to worry about running out of batteries (as long as the sun isn't dormant). Whatever your intended use, pick up one of these handy solar lanterns to illuminate your outdoor shenanigans all night long. Original link Original author: Andrew

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SUPERFLY GT 42 SUPERBOAT

BOATS , RIDES The Superfly GT 42 Superboat ($TBA) takes a family cruiser and a racing boat and creates something that’s absolutely beautiful. It is an awesome fusion of power, elegance, and utility. The guys who make the Superfly GT 42 have over 40 years of experience in the boating industry. And their expertise shows in the features of this impressive boat. The new Superfly GT 42 has an aggressive and lightweight hybrid carbon hull. As far as power plants you get your choice of, twin or triple outboards, double inboards or the eco-friendly hybrid version. But the quality doesn’t end at the interior. The new Superfly offers you two separate cabins, one forward and one large owner’s cabin in the rear. In the forward cabin, you will find two separate beds and lots of smart storage room. In the owner’s cabin, you will find a double king sized bed...
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SUPERFLY GT 42 SUPERBOAT

BOATS , RIDES The Superfly GT 42 Superboat ($TBA) takes a family cruiser and a racing boat and creates something that’s absolutely beautiful. It is an awesome fusion of power, elegance, and utility. The guys who make the Superfly GT 42 have over 40 years of experience in the boating industry. And their expertise shows in the features of this impressive boat. The new Superfly GT 42 has an aggressive and lightweight hybrid carbon hull. As far as power plants you get your choice of, twin or triple outboards, double inboards or the eco-friendly hybrid version. But the quality doesn’t end at the interior. The new Superfly offers you two separate cabins, one forward and one large owner’s cabin in the rear. In the forward cabin, you will find two separate beds and lots of smart storage room. In the owner’s cabin, you will find a double king sized bed...
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