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Swiss Train Company Made Millions From Ash Cloud Plane Cancellations

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

GENEVA — Switzerland's national rail company SBB says it earned millions from the ash cloud that paralyzed much of Europe's airspace in April. ...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Volcanic Ash affects flights in Morocco, Turkey, Spain

AP | HASSAN ALAOUI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RABAT, Morocco — Volcanic ash from Iceland wound its way south to North Africa and curled eastward on Tuesday, forcing authorities for the first...

Volcano Ash Closes Airports In Spain, Portugal, Italy

AP | FRANK JORDANS and SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — Airlines canceled hundreds of flights across Europe and added hours to trans-Atlantic journeys Sunday as planes were diverted around a ...

Iceland Volcano Emits 'Massive' New Ash Cloud, Airports Closed

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — Iceland's volcano has produced a 1,000-mile-wide (1,600 kilometer-wide) ash cloud off the west coast of Ireland that will force western...

Volcanic Ash snarls Scottish, Irish air services

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — A new wave of dense volcanic ash from Iceland snarled air traffic Wednesday in Ireland and Scotland, stranding tens of thousands of peo...

What's God Trying To Tell Us With Eyjaffjallajokull?

Religion News Service | By Omar Sacirbey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) What do homosexuality, health care reform, and British advertising standards all have in common? They're...

Things I'd Like to See This Weekend on C-SPAN's "Book TV"

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which generated by far the most buzz on the show floor, landed a seven-figure deal for a memoir that will cover its early days as a steam-venting fumarole right through to its headline-making eruption.

Stranded on an Island Called Britain

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Yes, it's quite stressful being delayed by the Icelandic volcano eruption, but it could be worse. Older travel methods -- like trains and boats -- are working fine, as is information technology.

Fleeing the Volcano

Carne Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carne Ross

I reached Paris by train but there hit the buffers. The Gare d'Austerlitz was a cacophony of frustration. Madrid was the only clear airport in Europe and the cloud threatened even there.

Tourists Stranded By Ash Cloud Give Caribbean Economic Boost

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — An ash-spewing volcano in Iceland has given the Caribbean an unexpected economic boost, causing some hotels to fill up w...

New Ash Cloud Threatens To Disrupt Air Travel Recovery

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Airplanes slowly returned to the skies in Europe Tuesday, but the relief could prove to be temporary as a new ash cloud is said to be spreading from I...

Ben Craw

The Ultimate Iceland Volcano Mispronunciation Highlight Reel (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

It's funny when people mispronounce words. You may have caught the video we posted earlier of news reporters attempting to pronounce the name of the I...

Volcano Ash Cloud's Jet Damage: NATO F-16 Fighter Jets Suffer Engine Damage

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — A senior Western diplomat said Monday that several NATO F-16 fighters had flown through a cloud of volcanic ash and that that one had...

Volcano Ash Flights: EU Says Half Of Normal Flights May Run Monday

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — Major airlines that sent test flights into European air space found no damage Sunday from the volcanic ash that has paralyzed aviati...

What It's Like to Visit an Active Volcano

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

While the publishing world reels from the effect of the ash cloud from Eyjafjallajökull Volcano on air travel and the London Book Fair, I thought I'd share my more positive experience with an active volcano.

Volcano Ash Cloud Flight Disruptions Worsen In Europe: Italy Closes Airspace

AP | SYLVIA HUI and ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — The Icelandic volcano that has kept much of Europe land-bound is far from finished spitting out its grit, and offered up new mini-erupti...

Iceland Volcanic Ash Cloud Over Europe (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Airports remained closed for a second day as volcanic ash from Iceland spread across Europe. As the AP reported: "Eurocontrol, the European air traf...

Fire and Ice(land)

Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe

While witnessing the characteristic European responses to the ash cloud crisis, I couldn't help but smile at the Hindu interpretation of ash.