A lava eruption at Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano continues after officials elevated the volcano’s “ash alert” status to its highest level.
EasyJet Looks to EU to Fund Ash Cloud Detector
EasyJet has asked the European Union to help fund a new volcanic ash detection system for aircraft. The technology, developed by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, is designed to do what radars cannot: detect the presence of dangerous dust particles and volcanic ash in the air, giving them time to adjust course. The detection […]
Singapore Finally Set for Hari Raya Haji
This week, around the world, Muslims will celebrate Hari Raya Haji or the “Festival of Sacrifice.” In Singapore though, these celebrations were in dire jeopardy when ash from Mt. Merapi caused flights carrying livestock to be canceled. Only yesterday, Singapore Airlines rushed through two loads of animals for the festivities.m