Quantcast

Latest Ash Stories

2009-07-27 18:01:14

Scientists say there will be no easy victory over the emerald ash borer but the battle to save North America's 8 billion ash trees is under way. The interloping insect, a native of China, is advancing across the United States, having been spotted in St. Paul, Minn., for the first time this summer. The North American ash has just shown no resistance to emerald ash borer, so its chance of surviving is essentially zero, said Jeff Hahn, an entomologist with the University of Minnesota extension...

2009-07-24 09:04:00

Campers, Homeowners Statewide Urged to Stop Transporting Firewood HARRISBURG, Pa., July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerald Ash Borer beetles have been found near Ewings Mill, Indiana County, bringing to 10 the number of counties where the ash tree-destroying pest has been identified, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said today. In response to this latest discovery, Wolff said a state-imposed quarantine is being expanded to include Indiana County. He reminded residents and visitors...

2009-07-22 19:17:06

The largest U.S. public utility will revamp its procedures and culture after a huge coal ash spill exposed broad problems in its operations, the utility said. A resolution by the Tennessee Valley Authority's board calls for a plan to correct deficiencies at all TVA coal ash ponds. It also calls for an outside firm to help the utility create a plan to restructure the utility's procedures and culture, including systems, standards, controls and accountability. This is some tough medicine but...

2009-06-10 08:49:00

Campers Statewide are Urged to Stop Transporting Firewood HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerald Ash Borer beetles have been found in Allegheny Township, Westmoreland County, bringing to seven the number of counties where the ash tree-destroying pest has been identified, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff announced today. The invasive beetle was first detected in Pennsylvania in the summer of 2007 in Butler County, and subsequently was found in Allegheny, Beaver,...

2009-05-15 11:21:14

The tree-killing emerald ash borer has been found in Minnesota, which has the nation's second-highest number of ash trees after Maine, scientists said. The long-expected pest was found this week in a tree in St. Paul's Hampden Park community, The Star Tribune of Minnesota reported Friday. It's obviously bad news, said Mike Schommer, a spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Minnesota has 900 million ash trees. Many of the ash trees were planted to replace trees killed by Dutch...

28926313ba21c84b0bae17f0e9b1b47e1
2009-02-26 11:35:55

The Egyptian government announced on Thursday that Japanese archaeologists working in Egypt have found four wooden sarcophaguses and associated grave goods that could date back 3,300 years, Reuters reported. The Supreme Council for Antiquities said in a statement that the researchers from Waseda University in Tokyo discovered the anthropomorphic sarcophaguses in a tomb in the Sakkara (or Saqqara) necropolis, about 15 miles south of Cairo. Archaeologists believe there are still plenty of...

2009-02-25 13:35:00

Quarantine Imposed; Campers Urged to Stop Transporting Firewood HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerald Ash Borer beetles, an invasive species that destroy ash trees, were identified in Granville, Mifflin County, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff announced today. The beetle was first detected in Pennsylvania in the summer of 2007 in Butler County and was found again the following summer in Mercer County. To help slow the spread of the beetle, a state-imposed quarantine...

2009-01-07 07:43:10

Some 1,300 dumps like the coal ash pond that sent a billion gallons of toxic sludge across 300 Tennessee acres exist in the United States, an analysis finds. Like the one in Kingston, Tenn., most are subject to no federal regulation, and few have state oversight, even though they contain heavy metals including arsenic, lead, mercury and selenium, which are considered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to threaten water supplies and human health, the analysis concluded. Some...

2008-09-23 09:00:50

HARBIN, China, Sept. 23, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chang-On International Inc. (OTCBB:CAON), a company engaged in green architectural products made of its innovative SF brand of synthetic resin, today announced an agreement with Heilongjiang Province Shuangda Electric Power Equipment Group for the supply of fly ash. Fly ash is a Coal Combustion Product (CCP), by-products of burning coal at electric utility power plants, and has minerals commonly found in the earth's crust. The Company...

2008-09-09 09:00:36

HARBIN, China, Sept. 9, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chang-On International Inc. (OTCBB:CAON), a Chinese manufacturer of green architectural products made of its innovative SF brand of synthetic resin, today announced the completion of its initial investigation of fly ash utilization in support of its international marketing and licensing strategies. Focusing on countries with the highest proven coal reserves, the Company examined annual production and utilization of the by-products, collectively...


Latest Ash Reference Libraries

0_2cf57e319eb68b37fbc23f1e1a20e25d
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...

More Articles (1 articles) »
Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
Related