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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.

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).

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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.

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 weeks,...

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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 UK and Ireland.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.


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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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