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The South African   11 August 2017   South Africa   Germiston  
<p>Wednesday saw the shocking collapse of a pedestrian bridge along the N3 Geldenhuys Interchange. Five people were injured, including a 7-year-old child. The mother of the child is in a medically induced coma.<br /><br />Aerial video has now emerged showing ...   11 August 2017   Australia   Queensland  
<p>Four Queensland underground coal mines risk closure after allegedly failing to meet their dust-monitoring obligations, Mines Minister Anthony Lynham has told State Parliament.<br /><br />The mines are Glencore's Oaky North and Oaky No.1 at Tieri, and Anglo's ...
Filed under: Mining News
WIRED   11 August 2017   USA  
<p>It sounds like the plot of a James Bond movie: A charismatic billionaire wants to build a network of high tech tunnels beneath America's cities and slay an enemy in the process. But this isn't a summer blockbuster. It's Elon Musk's latest Big Idea. In addition ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Shillong Times   10 August 2017   India   Kolkata  
<p>A hammer and compass in hand, India&rsquo;s women geologists are literally rocking it. Notwithstanding the dangers of remote environments, encounters with wild animals, limited access to toilets and the occasional &ldquo;detention&rdquo; by left-wing extremists ...
Filed under: Economic Geology
Tunnel Business Magazine   10 August 2017   Nepal   Nepal  
<p>Nepal will welcome its first TBM ever this summer, a 5.06 m (16.6 ft) diameter Double Shield machine for the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project (BBDMP). The Robbins TBM underwent its Factory Acceptance Testing in July 2017 and is currently being ...
Filed under: Construction News
<p>Alaska's tiny Bogoslof volcano erupted again Monday morning, sending an ash cloud about 6 miles into the sky.<br><br>The "significant explosive eruption" started around 10 a.m. on the remote island in the Bering Sea, northwest of Unalaska Island, and continued ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
AGU Blogosphere   08 August 2017   Greenland   Karrat Fjord  
<p>In the aftermath of the tsunamigenic landslide in Greenland, which is now widely known as the Karrat Fjord landslide, a number of groups have been working on an analysis of the event. The NSF Rapid Team led by Hermann Fritz have some amazing 3D models online ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards   07 August 2017   Canada   Ontario  
<p>It's the end of an era for one of Canada's oldest and most prolific gold mines.<br><br>Porcupine Gold Mines, a subsidiary of Goldcorp (NYSE:GG, TSX:G), said last week that mining operations are permanently ending at the Dome underground mine in Timmins, ...
Filed under: Mining News
pakistantoday   07 August 2017   Pakistan   Muzaffarabad  
<p>Police have recovered bodies of at least five miners trapped in a coal mine near Muzaffarabad after a part of it collpased in the late hours of Sunday.<br><br>Two severely injured miners were rescued, whereas bodies of the miners who could not survive were ...
Filed under: Mining News
ITA - AITES   07 August 2017   Switzerland  
<p>From 13th to 16th November the leading international specialists in Tunnelling industry will gather in Paris for the AFTES Congress and a special day on November 15th : a one-day event dedicated to the presentation of the finalists&rsquo; projects followed ...