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KATU   18 April 2017   USA   Washington State  
<p>Above average rainfall since October has led to a rash of landslides around northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.<br />Geologists with the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) and the Washington Department of Natural Resources ...
Yahoo News   04 April 2017   USA   USA  
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. developers ramped up construction spending in February to the largest amount in nearly 11 years, led by more building of homes, highways and schools.</p> <p>Construction spending rose 0.8 percent in February to the highest level ...
Filed under: Construction News
Next Reality   24 March 2017   USA   Washington  
<p>LOOOK, a Seattle-based mixed reality and development studio, can now peer into the future with their new geotechnical engineering visualization application for Microsoft HoloLens.<br /><br />Developed in partnership with BGC Engineering, a geotechnical ...
bigthink   24 March 2017   USA   Alaska  
<p>On October 17, 2015, a rainy night to begin with, a huge tsunami cresting at 600 feet barreled through the darkness of the remote Taan fjord in Alaska. It stripped away forests on both sides of the fjord, and dragged an iceberg out into Icy Bay on the coast. ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
UKNOW   20 March 2017   USA   Kentucky  
<p>Mining students from across the world and 17 universities will visit Lexington this week as the UK Muckin' Wildcats Mining Team hosts the International Intercollegiate Mining Competition from March 22-26. <br /><br />"It is very exciting for the University ...
KOMONEWS.com   02 March 2017   USA   Seattle  
<p>Bertha is getting ready to dig the final 1,000 feet of Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement tunnel.<br /><br />Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) said they temporarily stopped mining on Tuesday for maintenance to prepare Bertha for the final stretch.<br ...
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FOX13 Salt Lake City   14 February 2017   USA   Utah  
<p>SALT LAKE CITY -- US dams were given a "D" grade by the American Society of Civil Engineers.</p><p><br>“We're looking for any real kinds of signs of deterioration. Is the concrete falling apart? Is there some sort of crack we haven't seen before? Is there ...
Mercury News   12 February 2017   USA   California  
<p>More than a decade ago, federal and state officials and some of California&rsquo;s largest water agencies rejected concerns that the massive earthen spillway at Oroville Dam &mdash; at risk of collapse Sunday night and prompting the evacuation of 185,000 ...
Science   09 September 2016   USA   Americas  
<p>Two centuries ago, a series of giant earthquakes rocked the tiny town of New Madrid, Missouri, collapsing chimneys and shaking houses more than 1000 kilometers away. It was even said that parts of the Mississippi River momentarily flowed backward as the ...
The Virginia Pilot   27 July 2016   USA   Chesapeake Bay  
<p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s a lot of money, people,&rdquo; said Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Commission Chairman Frederick Stant during Wednesday morning&rsquo;s big meeting.</p> <p>There wasn&rsquo;t much left to be said after more than three years of development ...
Filed under: Construction News