Blue-Jet Lightning

This is an incredibly rare phenomenon captured by NASA called ‘blue-jet’ lightning which is not an optical illusion, but in fact lightning that strikes upwards from the clouds due to the negatively charged layer above the cloud.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 79 - Don't Mess With Smokey

Don’t Mess With Smokey

Nearly 12,000 lightning strikes hit California over a 72 hour weekend in August which ignited some of the biggest wildfire’s in the state’s history– which begs the question as to why are there more storms, more fires, and what can be done to prevent it from happening? During this week’s episode of The Biofriendly Podcast one thing is abundantly clear to Noel and Jacob, and that is you NEVER mess with Smokey the Bear!

The Thunderbird by Larry Zimmer

The Thunderbird

Captured in 2014, photographer Larry Zimmer captured this unbelievable moment during a storm in Arizona. Incredible to see that the shape of a bird formed naturally in the lighting strike.

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Lightning Strike

We wanted to award today’s Biofriendly Image of the Day to this lightning strike, not only for lighting up the sky, but for highlighting the beauty and power of nature. Sometimes it takes a bold statement to draw attention to the environment and this lightning is right on point. Image by Oregon Department of Transportation […]