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KTLA 5   17 January 2018   USA   Los Angeles  
<p>An actively moving landslide continued to threaten a three-story house nestled atop a hill in Malibu Wednesday evening, but Los Angeles County fire officials said the risk is "very small" that the home itself will fall into the canyon below.</p><p>Crews ...
CNN   11 January 2018   USA   California  
<p>(CNN)Southern Californians can't get a break from nature. First, wildfires scorched a massive area northwest of Los Angeles. Now catastrophic mudslides have swallowed homes and killed at least 15 people.</p> <p>But a variety of unique factors have made ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
CNN   10 January 2018   USA   California  
<p>(CNN)Heavy rains unleashed destructive rivers of mud and debris in Southern California on Tuesday -- leaving at least 13 people dead, destroying homes and spurring rescues as the flooding forced heavily traveled roads to close.</p> <p>Santa Barbara County ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
highways.today   05 January 2018   USA   Massachusetts  
<p>Researchers at MIT have developed a process that can produce ultrafine fibers &mdash; whose diameter is measured in nanometers, or billionths of a meter &mdash; that are exceptionally strong and tough.</p> <p>These fibres, which should be inexpensive and ...
KING 5   04 January 2018   USA   Washington  
<p>Officials have been monitoring a major crack on Rattlesnake Ridge since October.</p> <p>A potential landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge in Yakima County is threatening homes and Interstate 82 near Yakima.</p> <p>The area of concern is east of Union Gap, east ...
BGR   19 December 2017   USA   New England  
<p>If you&rsquo;re looking for a volcano there&rsquo;s a number of places you&rsquo;d probably check first, like Hawaii or even Yellowstone National Park, but new data suggests you might want to turn your attention to the northeastern United States. Researchers ...
Los Angeles Curbed   11 December 2017   USA   Los Angeles  
<p>Construction crews are nearly finished excavating the second of two tunnels for Metro's Regional Connector project, and on Friday, the tunnel reached the future Grand Avenue Arts/Bunker Hill subway station in Downtown LA.</p><p>A video from Metro captures ...
Filed under: Construction News
uky.edu   23 November 2017   USA   Kentucky  
<p>LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2017) &mdash; Underground coal mines are tight spaces characterized by limited mobility and visibility. These are factors that cause difficulty for equipment operators and introduce serious risks for workers around haulage vehicles, ...
VPR   08 November 2017   USA   Connecticut  
<p>A giant, miles-long tunnel is about to be drilled hundreds of feet beneath Connecticut&rsquo;s capital. This subterranean project will take years, cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and the hope is, result in cleaner water for the Connecticut River and ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Seattle Times   02 November 2017   USA   Seattle  
<p>The Highway 99 tunnel construction project moved into a new direction this week. Northbound.<br />The upper, southbound deck is almost finished, which clears enough room beneath for assembly to begin for the lower deck that will carry traffic north from ...
Filed under: Construction News