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2010-05-14 06:20:00

An Internet company from Iceland has capitalized on the volcanic ash plume that led to Europe's biggest aerial shutdown since World War II by turning the crisis into a charity money-maker, its chief executive said on Thursday. The online company, nammi.is, which sells a variety of products from the north Atlantic island, is selling 5.5 ounce jars of the ash from the Eyjafjoell volcano for $29.90 (23.80 euros), with all proceeds going to charity. Since the company began selling the ash 10...

2010-05-12 14:17:00

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As May ushers in warmer spring weather, an extremely damaging and costly pest to Midwestern ash trees is close behind: the emerald ash borer (EAB). But with the increase in EAB activity comes a new treatment option, a product that can be easily applied and which will reduce the need to cut down beloved ash trees. EAB has already killed tens of millions of ash trees in 13 states stretching from Minnesota to Virginia, and the infestation is...

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2010-05-11 11:39:34

Some German airlines leveled their criticism against the forecasts of the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) in London on the spread of the ash cloud over Europe, as these forecasts did not provide any precise information on the ash concentration in the atmosphere. Scientists at the GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht managed to reconstruct the spread process and make statements on the concentration of ash particles. As a result of the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökul,...

2010-05-10 16:30:00

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help combat emerald ash borer (EAB) and other invasive tree pests, Valent Professional Products announced it is launching The Legacy Tree Project. A multi-city, multi-year project due to begin this spring in the Chicagoland area, The Legacy Tree Project aims to preserve the natural history and beauty of America's native trees by providing solutions to control invasive pest populations to communities in need. In the coming...

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2010-05-04 10:38:13

Ash from Iceland's erupting volcano has once again disrupted air travel in Europe, forcing flight delays in the U.K. and Ireland, according to various media reports on Tuesday. BBC News reported that "flights in and out of Cardiff Airport to Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic have been disrupted by a new cloud of volcanic ash"¦ Flights from Cardiff to Belfast, Cork and Belfast were cancelled earlier when planes were grounded from 0700 BST." Furthermore, AFP reporter Andrew Bushe...

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2010-04-21 12:30:00

The development of the ash plume from Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull volcano between April 17-20 is tracked in this series of Envisat images. On April 17th and 19th, the brown-coloured ash plume is visible travelling in a roughly southeasterly direction over the Atlantic Ocean by the prevailing western air current. By April 20th, much less ash is visible spewing from the volcano. In the latest Envisat image (below) acquired today at 13:36 CEST, even less ash is visible. Envisat has...

2010-04-20 06:22:00

AMSTERDAM, April 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Aerospace Laboratory's (NLR) research aircraft has investigated the volcanic ash cloud hovering over the Netherlands. The purpose of this flight was to verify the accuracy of atmospheric models currently being used to predict the movements of the ash cloud. From the flight undertaken by the Cessna Citation on Sunday night above the Netherlands' southern provinces, it emerged that the ash cloud is highly visible. The edges of the...

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2010-04-17 10:50:00

Volcanic ash  fall could contaminate Iceland's drinking water in certain areas due to the ongoing Eyjafjallajokull eruption. Health officials also warned that the biggest health risk would be to livestock. "It is important to prevent the ash from reaching water supplies, both for public and animal health reasons and for safe milk production," Halldor Runolfsson of the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority told AFP. Most of Iceland's water supply comes from underground sources,...

2010-04-13 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What does it take to get a song placed on a Twilight soundtrack? Most bands figure its all about music business connections, but one band is trying to find out if fans can make a difference. Op-Critical, a highly acclaimed alternative group from Maryland was challenged by a fan to "write a song that would convey the seductive nature of the Twilight movies while being universally loved." So out of the ether came "Twilight Angel," a tune so...

2010-01-25 18:49:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year the United States produces about 70 million tons of fly ash from coal-fired power plants. This material has physical and chemical properties that make it an ideal substance for making concrete. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency promotes recycling fly ash and other byproducts of coal combustion through its Coal Combustion Products Partnership, a consortium of governmental and industry groups. The agency identifies recycling of...


Latest Ash Reference Libraries

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2009-06-17 12:33:16

The Chinese Prickly Ash or Flatspine Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum simulans) is a species of flowering plant native to eastern China and Taiwan. It is one of several plants of Zanthoxylum from which Sichuan Pepper is produced. It is a small spreading tree that grows to 23 feet tall. Its leaves are 2.75 to 5 inches long and pinnate (having parts of a leaf arranged on both sides of the stem). Each leaf has 7 - 11 small leaflets that are each 1.25 to 2 inches long. There are numerous spines on the...

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Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.