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The Mercury news   21 September 2018   USA   California  
<p>SUNOL &mdash; After toiling away in the remote hills east of Interstate 680 on the Alameda-Santa Clara county line for seven years, hundreds of construction workers have finally finished the largest dam built in the Bay Area in 20 years.</p> <p>The 220-foot ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Guardian   20 September 2018   Russia  
<p>A fossilised lifeform that existed 558m years ago has been identified as the oldest known animal, according to new research.<br />The findings confirm that animals existed at least 20m years before the so-called Cambrian explosion of animal life, which ...
Mining Technology   20 September 2018   World  
<p>While mining is nothing new, with archeologists finding evidence that the history of mining goes back to the ancient world, it is rare these days to find mines that have continued to produce on a commercial scale. Here are some of the oldest mines still ...
Filed under: Mining News
Science Alert   19 September 2018   UK  
<p>For hundreds of years, geologists have thought the modern-day British mainland was formed by the collision of two ancient land masses, Avalonia and Laurentia.<br />Now, new research suggests a third continent was involved &ndash; Armorica, which today makes ...
Times Live   18 September 2018   Philippines  
<p>Philippine rescuers searched desperately for dozens feared buried under a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut, which also left a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and saw millions evacuated in southern China.<br /><br />The confirmed death toll across ...
CNN   17 September 2018   Philippines   Itogon  
<p>Santiago, Isabela province, the Philippines (CNN) - Hundreds of houses have been destroyed and at least 36 people are feared buried under thick mud in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Mangkhut triggered a massive landslide in the country's north.<br ...
NDTV   14 September 2018   India   North Sikkim  
<p>Incessant rain in north Sikkim since Sunday has triggered multiple landslides in North District, snapping road connectivity at several places including Gangtok, a senior district official said.<br /><br />The landslides have occurred at Dzongu, Mangan, ...
Quartz   13 September 2018   India   Meghalaya  
<p>Officially, we&rsquo;re living in the Holocene epoch. Informally, people talk about our current age as the Anthropocene, melding humans with the lingo of geologic time. And now, there&rsquo;s a new age with a new name&mdash;the Meghalayan. So how did the ...
Greek Reporter   13 September 2018   Greece   Zakynthos  
<p>Three tourists were injured on Thursday following a landslide at the world-renowned beach of Navagio in the Greek island of Zakynthos.</p> <p>Their nationalities are not yet known.</p> <p>The three were transferred to the Zakynthos General Hospital, while ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
The Sydney Morning Herald   12 September 2018   Australia   Sydney  
<p>Taxpayers are likely to bear only a small portion of the cost of a new $378 million metro rail station underneath Sydney&rsquo;s existing Martin Place station, after the government completed a deal to sell the air rights above the station to Macquarie Group.</p> <p>The ...
Filed under: Construction News