The Ash Comes Down Like a Blessing to Some

Inter Press Service: "It's unbelievable, the eruption has had a very good effect on the grass," says farmer Finnur Tryggvason in Raudafell, just beneath the Eyjafjallajokull glacier that erupted in April and continued till late May. The ash is thought to keep the soil warm, hence enhancing growth. "It's like putting fertilizer with potassium and phosphorous on the ground," he says. But it was not an entirely unmixed blessing. "The species composition has changed slightly, and some species have ......

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