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The Huffington Post   19 April 2018   Hawaii   Kauai  
<p>HONOLULU ― Hundreds of people have been evacuated from homes and hiking trails as historic levels of rain pummeled the Hawaiian island of Kauai last weekend, causing multiple landslides and flooding.</p> <p>The rains have forced families and travelers to ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
The Star   16 April 2018   Republic of Singapore   Singapore  
<p>SINGAPORE: The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has called for tenders for the design and construction of tunnels and associated facilities for Singapore&rsquo;s end of the high-speed rail (HSR) project connecting with Kuala Lumpur, The Straits ...
Filed under: Construction News
KIMAtv.com   12 April 2018   USA   Yakima County  
<p>UNION GAP, Wash. - A few months ago, Union Gap and Yakima County declared a state of emergency because of the Rattlesnake Ridge landslide. Today, the 20 acres of rock is still making its way down, but it's not thought of as the disaster waiting to happen ...
Filed under: Mining News
The Mainichi   11 April 2018   Japan   Oita  
<p>OITA, Japan (Kyodo) -- A massive landslide engulfed houses in a tourist town in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Oita early Wednesday morning, leaving one person dead and five others unaccounted for and severing a road leading to the site, local authorities ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
MINING.com   02 April 2018   Nigeria   West Africa  
<p>Artisanal gold miners in the Niger state of Nigeria are asking the Muhammadu Buhari government to help them operate under conditions that allow them to take better care of the environment and contribute to the local economy.</p> <p>In an interview with ...
Filed under: Mining News
Seattle Curbed   27 March 2018   USA   Seattle  
<p>It&rsquo;s been almost a year since Bertha the tunnel-boring machine completed its job drilling the tunnel that will eventually replace the State Route 99 Viaduct, and in the drill&rsquo;s wake, crews have been busy building a road. Now, that work is largely ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Daily Star   21 March 2018   Kenya   Kenya’s Rift Valley  
<p>The stunning video shows deep fissures running along large sections Kenya&rsquo;s Rift Valley, with one giant crevice having recently destroyed a main road.</p> <p>As the drone flies overhead, the full scale of the tear &ndash; which is said to be more ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
NBC NEWS   15 March 2018   USA   Florida  
<p>A pedestrian walkway that was still under construction collapsed onto a busy highway in Miami on Thursday, killing at least four people.</p> <p>The Florida Highway Patrol said multiple vehicles were crushed by the span near Florida International University's ...
The Washington Post   13 March 2018   Croatia   Kostajnica  
<p>ZAGREB, Croatia &mdash; A landslide caused by melting snow destroyed several houses Tuesday in central Croatia, sending people fleeing from their homes in panic. No serious injuries were reported.</p> <p>The landslide in the town of Hrvatska Kostajnica ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
Central Western Daily   11 March 2018   Australia   Orange  
<p>A dam wall at Newcrest&lsquo;s Cadia Valley Operations which partially collapsed on Friday night causing a spillage is being closely monitored for any further breaches.</p> <p>Work has been been suspended indefinitely at the mine south of Orange following ...
Filed under: Mining News