Tales from the Trail

Honk! Wheeze! Atchoo! It’s getting hot in Washington, and it’s not just the weather

April 21, 2010

USA/Spring in Washington means cherry blossoms, azaleas and a collective wet sneeze from the hundreds of thousands of allergy sufferers in the region. This year, a long snow-covered winter may actually have protected plants while an early burst of summer-like temperatures called forth the blossoms, creating what felt to many like a pollen bomb.

A lighter way to follow volcanic ash

April 20, 2010

It almost seems like a case of adding insult to injury, but the volcanic ash that is wreaking havoc over European airspace has started tweeting. ICELAND-VOLCANO/