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SFGgate.com   25 February 2017   United States   Americas  
<p>A Big Sur bridge on Highway 1 is the latest victim of this season's brutal rainy season. </p><p>The Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge has multiple cracks in one of its support columns and and has been closed to traffic since Feb. 15. Caltrans announced after a bridge ...
The Wall Street Journal   21 February 2017   Bolivia   Americas  
<p>The terrifying moment of a landslide in Bolivia's capital.</p><p>Footage captured the moment homes were destroyed in a landslide in La Paz, Bolivia, on Wednesday. The landslide rolled off the mountainside into the Auquisamaña area of the Bolivian capital.</p><p>No ...
The Guardian   20 February 2017   United States   Americas  
<p>San Joaquin river approaches flood stage as water level decreases at Lake Oroville dam after evacuations of 188,000 people last weekend.</p> <p>Residents returning to homes damaged by flooding should be prepared to evacuate again as yet another powerful ...
Liverpool Echo   15 February 2017   United Kingdom   Europe  
<p>This is the sinkhole which appeared at the Port of Liverpool’s £400m Liverpool2 container terminal.</p><p>The hole appeared at the new port complex, which opened in November and the area had to be sealed off.</p><p>The ECHO has now been sent a photograph ...
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 ...
BBC NEWS   13 February 2017   United States   Americas  
<p class="story-body__introduction">More than 180,000 people in northern California have been told to evacuate their homes after an overflow channel at the tallest dam in the US was weakened by heavy rainfall.</p><p>The emergency spillway of the 770 ft (230m) ...
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 ...
<p>On Feb 8th 2017, the spillway of the Oroville dam in Northern California failed after a 150ft wide hole formed and significant amount of the underlying hillside were washed away. The large hole forced operators to shut off the flow at a time when the level ...
San Francisco Curbed   07 February 2017   United States   Americas  
<p>The developers behind the sinking Millennium Tower paid for an independent review of the tower itself before it was built, but not of the site it sits on, according to new testimony at City Hall on Thursday.</p> <p>The Government Audit and Oversight Committee ...
Emirates 24/7   06 February 2017  
<p>A construction crane has collapsed on Shaikh Zayed Road during high winds.</p> <p>The official Dubai Media Office said the crane toppled onto Sheikh Zayed Road on Friday afternoon, injuring at least one person and setting three cars alight. Rescue crews ...