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CBCnews   22 June 2016   Canada   Ottawa  
<p>Excavation of the tunnel at Rideau Station is set to resume this week, after work stopped on June 8 when the tunnel flooded following a watermain break that led to the sinkhole on Rideau Street.</p>
Filed under: Construction News
CBCnews   07 January 2016   World  
<p>We're living through one of the most extraordinary events in Earth's history &mdash; the start of a new geological epoch, an international group of scientists says.<br />Welcome to the Anthropocene, everyone.<br /><br /></p>
CBCnews   21 September 2015   Canada   Birken  
<p>Dozens of back country campers were rescued from the Sea to Sky corridor north of Vancouver on Monday after a landslide caused by heavy rains closed off several roads throughout the region.</p> <p>In Lillooet, 50 campers were airlifted out to Pemberton. ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
CBCnews   17 September 2015   Chile   Coquimbo  
<p>COQUIMBO, Chile -- Parts of this port city were a disaster zone Thursday after an 8.3-magnitude quake hit off the coast, killing at least 12 people and likely causing billions in damage. Overturned cars and splintered boats sat mud next to furniture, toppled ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
CBCnews   03 September 2015   Canada   Vancouver  
<p>Roughly 10,000 people in the Lower Mainland might die if a shallow earthquake struck directly beneath the city of Vancouver &mdash; that's the projection from a worst-case scenario in the provincial government's Earthquake Immediate Response Plan.</p>
Filed under: Natural Hazards
CBCnews   13 July 2015   Marocco   Marocco desert  
<p>Morocco's vast, rocky deserts were once covered with oceans teeming with life during the Ordovician period, about 485 million to 444 million years ago, a new study finds. But these stunning animals, now fossilized in mineralized splotches of violet, yellow ...
CBCnews   12 May 2015   Canada   Ontario  
<p>Ontario's only diamond mine is known for its exceptional quality stones, but according to official documents, the provincial government made more money on salt royalties in 2013-14 than diamonds.</p> <p>De Beers Canada, which owns the only diamond mine ...
Filed under: Mining News
CBCnews   05 May 2015   Canada   British Columbia  
<p>A study on the impacts of a tailings pond spill at the Mount Polley mine last summer shows a number of changes to the Quesnel Lake ecosystem, but researchers say it's still too early to determine the long term impacts on fish and drinking water.</p> <p>The ...
CBCnews   19 April 2015   Canada   District of Squamish BC  
<p>The District of Squamish says a geotechnical engineering assessment has been done and a search is under way after a rock slide on the Stawamus Chief this morning. It has not yet released details of the engineer's early report. There have been no reports ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards