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Sinkhole in Florida re-opens under two homes a few days after its filling with cement

Sinkhole in Florida re-opens under two homes a few days after its filling with cement

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Owners have already evacuated their homes

Sinkholes are becoming more and more frequent in Florida where soil conditions consist of sand formations, on top of layers…

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Hayward Baker performs ground improvement works in the Ohio River Bridges Project

Hayward Baker performs ground improvement works in the Ohio River Bridges Project

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Ground improvement includes the use of vibro-replacement stone columns and rigid inclusions.

Extensive ground improvement works on the Ohio River Bridges Project (Downtown Pursuit) along Interstates 65 and 64 in Downtown Louisville, are…

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High-speed rail project in Hong-Kong delayed with major economic consequences

High-speed rail project in Hong-Kong delayed with major economic consequences

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Delay is estimated to reach two years, making engineers to consider blasting as an alternative

The high-speed railway project connecting Hong Kong with Shenzhen and Guangzhou in China is subject to significant delays, estimated up to two…

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Slow moving landslide in Jackson, Wyoming, urges for evacuation of the area

Slow moving landslide in Jackson, Wyoming, urges for evacuation of the area

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The possibility of a violent sliding event is estimated around 5%.

A 100ft deep, slow moving landslide in Wyoming is gradually tearing apart a house on a hilltop, as authorities are…

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Challenges encountered in dam removal and underwater valley restoration projects

Challenges encountered in dam removal and underwater valley restoration projects

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From lowering the water lever behind the dam, to stabilizing and re-vegetating slopes and reservoir floor

Built in 1913 to provide the earthquake-devastated San Francisco with fresh water, the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir has given rise to significant…

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Mudslide in Tajikistan kills six children and buries village under the mud

Mudslide in Tajikistan kills six children and buries village under the mud

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Fears that more are buried under the mud

A mudslide hit the area of Shuroabad, 150 miles south of the Tajik capital of Dushanbe, near the Afghan borders…

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The success story of the Calcutta underground sewage network.

The success story of the Calcutta underground sewage network.

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The project is expected to deal with Calcutta's flooding problem

The underground sewage network spreading under Calcutta, built back in 1875 by the British settlers, was equivalent to the systems…

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A West Coast earthquake early warning system at stake due to lack of funding, as Japan's is active since 2007

A West Coast earthquake early warning system at stake due to lack of funding, as Japan's is active since 2007

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It will take $80 million to expand the system and operate it for 5 years

Earthquake prediction has been a challenge for scientists for decades until the development of early warning systems, already up and…

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LiDAR technology: a new perspective in landslide risk evaluation

LiDAR technology: a new perspective in landslide risk evaluation

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Laser techology in the service of geotechnical hazard evaluation!

On the occasion of the Oso landslide, LiDAR technology comes forward, as an efficient means of revealing landslide risk. Signs…

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Opening the classroom to the geo-profession 2: Web-based class projects on Ground Improvement prepared by University of Michigan students are available now for everybody to review!

Opening the classroom to the geo-profession 2: Web-based class projects on Ground Improvement prepared by University of Michigan students are available now for everybody to review!

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Review them today at http://www.geoengineer.org/education/web-based-class-projects

Students from the University of Michigan who are taking this semester the graduate level course CEE 542 on “Soil and…

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Detroit riverfront: A petcoke storage company claiming to store 100ft of materials

Detroit riverfront: A petcoke storage company claiming to store 100ft of materials

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The company aims in exceeding the current allowable height of 8ft.

Stockpiling materials along the Detroit riverfront is subject to an eight-foot height restriction, however a Detroit based company now seeks an…

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A landslide in Jalisco Mexico is caught live by local driver

A landslide in Jalisco Mexico is caught live by local driver

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The road appears already closed, probably as a result of an earlier event.

A landslide which occurred probably during the weekend in Jalisco, Mexico totally blocks the adjacent road, while drivers are watching…

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