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28 Oct 2010 09:50


World: An update on Indonesia’s deadly twin disasters

  • 34people killed by Tuesday’s eruption; it erupted again, too
  • 343 people confirmed dead in the massive tsunami in Indonesia
  • 338 people still missing; officials fear as many as 500 could be dead
  • 16k people displaced by the tsunami, which created 10-foot waves source

29 Aug 2010 11:08


World: Sumatra volcano erupts in Indonesia, affecting thousands

  • 400number of years since the Mount Sinabung last erupted
  • 1,500number of meters ash flew into the air during the eruption
  • 12knumber of residents who were forced from their homes source

09 May 2010 11:59


World: #(&@(&! volcano: Iceland’s ash causing more airline problems

Italy, Spain and Scotland, among others, have had to shut down their airspace as a result of Iceland’s continuing ash problems. source

19 Apr 2010 10:24


World: Iceland to Europe: We swear, we don’t mean to cause drama

  • It seems we’re getting pretty good at exporting our disasters. I think people might get funny ideas about Iceland. … We’re not to blame for an eruption.
  • Icelandic political commentator Egill Helgason • Regarding the country nicked by multiple crises in the last couple of years – crises that have hit Europe as hard as the tiny island. The country, however, has reason to feel a bit of relief about the volcano. Despite its continent-grounding air drama, the country itself isn’t affected by it too much. Flights are even getting out of the capital, no problem. Maybe we should hate Iceland. source

18 Apr 2010 20:37


World: In Europe, airlines want to work around that #(&#(&@ volcano

  • 63,000 number of flights that have been canceled since Thursday
  • half number of flights airline officials hope to get in the air tomorrow source

18 Apr 2010 10:21


World: How bad is the Iceland volcano crisis for airline travel, anyway?

  • $200 million in losses for the airlines daily source
  • » Side effects: If the delays stretch out for weeks, not just days, experts say that the crisis could start having major side effects on the economy, such as factory supply chains. The volcano is showing no signs of letting up, by the way, and in fact may be intensifying today.

17 Apr 2010 11:44


World: Ashes to ashes: If you’re in Europe and want to fly, it sucks to be you

  • 18,600 number of flights that were
    canceled yesterday due to the erupting Iceland volcano
  • 16,000 number of flights that will be
    canceled today for the very same freaking reason source
  • » How long could this go on, anyway? The ash, which has a very damaging effect on aircraft (think what Lava soap does to your hands, except with an expensive plane), could be in cloud form for the next 24 hours at least; it’s causing chaos for European travelers, who have been forced to travel by boat, car, train or anything non-plane-related.

15 Apr 2010 10:13


15 Apr 2010 09:56


World: Volcanoes are scary. This one is in Iceland is affecting flights

  • The last time we erupted in anger like this, we trashed a hotel room, so we can’t imagine what the Earth is upset about, but we know it must be something really bad. source

02 Jan 2010 11:00


World: Mount Nyamuragira blows: Eruption threatens rare chimpanzees

  • 40 chimps in Congo could lose their habitat as a result source