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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. Fortunately, the company has declared that it would pay the costs of extending city water to homes near the golf course, placing a down payment of several million dollars on a solution to the mess. In agreeing to pay as much as $6 million to extend water lines, Dominion did not admit that the fly ash it said...

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. Local, state and federal officials continue to examine whether the powdery substance, a byproduct from the burning of coal for electricity, has befouled the groundwater of residents living near the 217-acre course. Developers used 1.5 million tons of fly ash as fill material. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency got involved, in...

2008-08-06 00:00:20

By The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. - Officials confirmed the first appearance of the emerald ash borer in Wisconsin, a finding that could put nearly 750 million trees in the state in jeopardy.State Department of Natural Resources foresters took samples from a group of dying ash trees near the village of Newburg in Ozaukee County last week. A United States Department of Agriculture lab in Romulus, Mich., detected the insect in the samples, and a lab at the Smithsonian Institution...

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. Of ASH's 604 employees, 369 participated in the contest, which was designed to boost wellness and environmentally-friendly physical activity in a time when obesity trends are at their highest. Recent studies show that over two-thirds of U.S....

2008-07-21 18:00:27

By CAROLE HAWKINS WAYCROSS - Fly ash might seem like big-city trash, but Ware County residents benefit from its production. That's because most homes get electricity through Georgia Power Co., a company that uses coal-fired plants as do most others. When coal is burned, fly ash remains. "Yes, if they are our customers, the fact that they purchase our electricity means they are contributing to the production of fly ash," said Georgia Power spokeswoman Carol Boatright. In Tuesday's...

2008-07-05 00:00:15

I f ROOTS music is the essence of Australian troubadour Ash Grunwald's special brand of heart-warming, festival-friendly fare, it is the blues that lie at its heart and electronica that provides the frills. Word about the affable young Australian's unique talents is spreading like wildfire as he tours the UK, after securing his position as one of the most innovative and exciting performers on the circuit back home. He makes a welcome return to the Westcountry this month with a show at the...

2008-07-05 00:00:11

The emerald ash borer, a colorful beetle from Asia that has killed tens of millions of ash trees in seven U.S. states, was first reported in the U.S. in 2002. This month, forestry officials announced that the ash borer had been found within the city limits of Chicago. U. of I. Extension entomologist Phil Nixon talks about the infestation with News Bureau Life Sciences Editor Diana Yates. Is it possible to stop this bug? Probably not. It is likely to eventually eliminate ash trees in North...

2008-07-02 18:00:16

ST. LOUIS, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- AmerenUE has received a special recognition award in the category of "Partnership" from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Coal Combustion Products Partnership (C2P2) program. The award recognizes a concrete packaging facility at UE's Labadie Plant. The unique facility -- the result of a partnership between AmerenUE and Charah(R), Inc. of Louisville, Ky. -- recycles more than 60,000 tons of fly and bottom ash annually into two million bags of...

2008-06-27 15:01:41

By Phil Parker Journal Staff Writer Plucky WALL-E can build skyscrapers with trash cubes and reenact entire dance numbers from "Hello, Dolly!" He's a cute, clumsy little fellow who, in his fantastic new Pixar movie set hundreds of years in the future, Mr. Magoos his way off the desolate planet Earth and into the heart of a saucy EVE probe robot ("probot"?). That's right, over the course of a rollicking adventure to lead the slovenly human race back to its abandoned home planet, WALL-E gets...

2008-06-24 02:29:44

KNOXVILLE - A little green beetle has killed millions of ash trees in Michigan and the bugs may be spreading south. Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are worried the Asian emerald ash borer could be brought into the park on visitors' firewood. Park crews already are waging a costly and time-consuming battle against the hemlock woolly adelgid, an insect that destroys hemlock trees. Biologists say it's only a matter of time before the emerald ash borer reaches the...


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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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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