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ypodomes   15 February 2018   France   Lyon  
<p>Franco-Italian base tunnel promoter Tunnel Euralpin Lyon-Turin has awarded three project management contracts totalling &euro;90m to oversee civil engineering work on the French side of the border, accounting for around 80% of the 57.5 km tunnel.</p> <p>Announcing ...
Filed under: Construction News
Metro   15 February 2018   Italy   Rome  
<p>Several cars were swallowed up and dozens of people were evacuated when a construction site apparently collapsed.<br /><br />At least six cars fell into the 30ft hole in Rome when the ground collapsed beneath them at around 5.30pm.<br /><br />The collapse ...   13 February 2018   Australia   Queensland  
<p>Queensland's Environment Department has thrown embattled miner New Acland Coal a lifeline, despite its historic loss in the Land Court last year.</p> <p>The court recommended against the coal mine's expansion into agricultural land on Queensland's Darling ...
Filed under: Mining News   13 February 2018   Japan   Tokyo  
<p>The skyscraper will become the first 70-storey wooden building.</p> <p>The Japanese company, Sumitomo Forestry announced its plans to build in Tokyo for a 70-story skyscraper made of wood last year, and recently finally presented a detailed plan for the ...
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Climate Action   12 February 2018   Netherlands  
<p>The Dutch city of Eindhoven will play host to new apartments designed to provide a model for sustainable residential buildings.</p> <p>The Trudo Vertical Forest Tower will be a 75-meter high skyscraper, which will include space for 125 trees, and 5,200 ...
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The Local fr   12 February 2018   France  
<p>Residents in western France were given a fairly rude awakening at 4am on Monday morning when they were shaken from their sleep by an earthquake measuring 4.8 magnitude.</p> <p>The epicentre of the tremor, which didn't cause any injuries or fatalities, was ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
The Beacon   11 February 2018   Canada   Muskrat Falls  
<p>Residents who live downstream from the North Spur fear the worst after a landslide there near the Muskrat Falls dam.</p> <p>"We're basically living in fear," said Mud Lake resident Craig Chaulk. "We have been uneasy ever since the flood of last spring, ...
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CBC News   06 February 2018   Taiwan   Hualien  
<p>A rescue crew on Wednesday was trying to free two people from a hotel whose ground floor caved after a strong earthquake hit near Taiwan's east coast and killed at least four people.</p> <p>The shallow, magnitude-6.4 quake that struck late Tuesday night ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards   06 February 2018   Indonesia  
<p>Thousands of residents in Indonesia's capital have been evacuated due to flooding, while landslides in satellite cities around Jakarta have left at least two dead and eight missing, authorities have said.</p> <p>In the city of Bogor, rescuers pulled one ...
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The Guardian   02 February 2018   South Africa  
<p>Sibanye-Stillwater mining company said miners stuck up to 1000m below ground after outage caused by a storm.</p> <p>At least 900 gold miners who were trapped in a South African mine for more than 24 hours after a power outage were safely evacuated on Friday ...
Filed under: Mining News