The MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured an Ash plume from Eyjafjallajokull Volcano over the North Atlantic on April 17, 2010

The MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured an Ash plume from Eyjafjallajokull Volcano over the North Atlantic on April 17, 2010

Travelers and businesses worldwide are struggling to cope with closed airspace over Europe in the aftermath of the Icelandic volcano. A panel joins Diane for an update on the spread of ash and the economic cost to the region and the airline industry.

Guests

  • Patrick Smith airline pilot and author of the "Ask the Pilot" blog on Salon.
  • Steve Lott head of communications for IATA in North America
  • Matthew Bishop U.S. business editor and New York bureau chief of The Economist
  • Anthony Smallwood spokesman for the European Union Delegation in Washington D.C.
  • Joe Palca NPR science correspondent

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