European Union calls for smoking ban on beaches

The European Commission is planning to ban smoking in beaches.

European Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis urged countries to make all public spaces smoke-free, including beaches, parks, sports facilities, but also cars with children.

Currently, only seven European countries have a complete ban on smoking in enclosed public places. They are Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Malta, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

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The ten different types of clouds

Clouds play an important role in the climate system, and can warn us of what lies ahead. Learn how to identify cloud types.

Clouds provide shade, store water, and distribute heat from the equator to the poles. Their mechanisms are still not completely known, but their relevance to the earth's balance is unquestionable.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) created an International Cloud Atlas that recognizes ten types of cloud. Clouds can appear at between 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) and 16,500 feet (5,000 meters).

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Need a river taxi? Take the Sea Bubbles

The Sea Bubbles are ready to "fly on water." The ultimate eco-friendly mean of transportation will see the light of day in June 2017.

The innovative watercraft was created by French yachtsman Alain Thébault, and Swedish pro windsurfer Anders Bringdal.

They believe they have found the solution to traffic congestion and urban air pollution. These solar-powered pods float two feet above the water and travel at 18 miles per hour (30 kilometers per hour).

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