GEOGRAPHY IN THE NEWS:
Weather patterns are usually in the purview of physical geography, but increasingly they are affected by human geography as well. A recent study of sea lightning, for example, found that lightning was twice as likely to strike major shipping lanes as nearby waters. Scientists believe cargo ships, which burn a particular sludgy form of oil, are creating trails of exhaust particles which contribute to cloud formation and lightning. www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/09/cargo-ships-may-be-creating-lightning-sea
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