Latest Ash Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-09-23 09:00:50

HARBIN, China, Sept. 23, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chang-On International Inc.

2008-09-09 09:00:36

HARBIN, China, Sept. 9, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chang-On International Inc.

2008-09-01 09:00:15

DOMINION Virginia Power could have balked at the idea that it should pay for some of the consequences of Chesapeake's boneheaded decision in 2001 to build a golf course with fly ash.

2008-08-07 12:00:46

FEDERAL officials should reassess their hands-off approach to regulating fly ash for commercial uses, in the wake of concerns about a Chesapeake golf course.

2008-08-06 00:00:20

By The Associated Press MADISON, Wis.

2008-08-04 06:00:40

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- American Specialty Health (ASH), one of the nation's leading health improvement organizations, recently held a walking contest that focused on improving employee health with an eye on eco-friendly habits.

Latest Ash Reference Libraries

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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