Eyjafjallajokull glacier

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Navy May Mobilize for Stranded Brits

UK 'exploring all options' for bringing citizens home

(Newser) - With 200,000 Britons stranded abroad by volcanic ash—and an election just weeks away—Britain's government is scrambling to find ways to bring its people home if the travel chaos continues. Government ministers have unveiled an emergency plan that includes using cruise liners, cargo ships, and even the Royal...

Iceland Laughs as World Says 'Eyjafjallajokull'

Glacier with the impossible name vexes reporters

(Newser) - Icelanders are amused at outsiders' attempts to pronounce the name of their "Eyjafjallajokull" glacier, the one causing all the travel misery in Europe. The video in the gallery, doing well on BuzzFeed , thanks reporters for giving the nation "a good laugh." We'll take their word for it....

Volcano Spews Wider Travel Chaos

 Volcano Spews 
 Wider Travel Chaos 

Volcano Spews Wider Travel Chaos

Worst travel disruption world has ever seen

(Newser) - A lingering volcanic ash plume forced extended no-fly restrictions over much of Europe today, as Icelandic scientists warned that volcanic activity had increased and showed no sign of abating. "The activity has been quite vigorous overnight, causing the eruption column to grow," says an Icelandic geologist. "It's...

Travel Chaos Continues as Ash Cloud Spreads East

Flights grounded at least 2 more days after Icelandic volcano eruption

(Newser) - The cloud of volcanic ash emanating from Iceland has reached northern Scotland, and the aviation disruption caused by the floating debris will continue for at least 2 more days, the Times of London reports. Thousands of flights have been grounded, crippling airline schedules around the world, and now health concerns...

Stranded Norway PM Runs Nation On iPad

Jens Stoltenberg stuck in NY by volcanic ash

(Newser) - Even Steve Jobs never claimed that the iPad could be used to run a nation but Norway's stranded prime minister is doing exactly that. Jens Stoltenberg, who is stuck in New York as volcanic ash causes the continued closure of European airspace, is using his new Apple gadget to run...

Volcano Erupts in Iceland Glacier

Scientists fear small eruption could trigger larger one

(Newser) - A volcano erupted near a glacier in southern Iceland, shooting ash and molten lava into the air and forcing the evacuation today of hundreds of people from nearby villages. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, but scientists feared the eruption could trigger a...

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