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Sri Lanka: Fatal landslides devastate the country

Sri Lanka: Fatal landslides devastate the country

News on Natural Disasters / Failures

300 people are reported missing, little hope for survivors

Fatal landslides are triggered by monsoon rains in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, causing many casualties, leaving hundreds of missing and…

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October's e-newsletter of Geoengineer.org, is out !

October's e-newsletter of Geoengineer.org, is out !

News on Publications

Learn about news, events and more!

The October issue #116 of our monthly e-newsletter has been sent out today !

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New GEER report on the 2014 Iquique, Chile Earthquake

New GEER report on the 2014 Iquique, Chile Earthquake

News on Publications

Read more on the geotechnical aspects of the earthquake!

A new GEER report was recently released on the geotechnical aspects of the April 1, 2014 M8.2 Iquique, Chile earthquake and…

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Photo gallery: The flood damage to Kashmir's cultural heritage

Photo gallery: The flood damage to Kashmir's cultural heritage

News on Natural Disasters / Failures

The floods damaged about 150 historical buildings in the region

The recently and extensively flooded region of Kashmir is still trying to recover from the disaster and starts evaluating the…

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Richat: The Giant Blue Eye of Africa

Richat: The Giant Blue Eye of Africa

Geology Highlights

The dome is very visible from space!

The Richat Structure, also known as the Eye of the Sahara or blue eye of Africa, is a peculiar geological formation…

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Video and photo-gallery: 25 years from the Loma Prieta Earthquake

Video and photo-gallery: 25 years from the Loma Prieta Earthquake

News on Natural Disasters / Failures

Breathtaking pictures were captured from inside the crack

On Friday October 17th, 25 years have passed from the devastating - magnitude 6.9 - Loma Prieta earthquake. To commemorate…

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Photos: Invisible cave discovered in Slovakia

Photos: Invisible cave discovered in Slovakia

Geology Highlights

Hikers had to scroll on their backs for several meters to reach the main room

Three Slovakian hikers claim to have found an unexplored cave, while walking in the forest close to the village of…

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Infograph: Building Virginia’s Newest Tunnel

Infograph: Building Virginia’s Newest Tunnel

News on Research / Academia

The project is one of the largest infrastructure projects occurring in the U.S. right now

This week marks a milestone in the Elizabeth River Tunnel project in Virginia. The project is one of the largest…

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Geoengineer.org's 2014 Resource Guide for Educators in Geotechnical Engineering is now published!

Geoengineer.org's 2014 Resource Guide for Educators in Geotechnical Engineering is now published!

News on Publications

A special publication for educators in geotechnical engineering

Geoengineer.org has a 15-year legacy on developing resources to support geotechnical engineering education. Thus, we are very proud to present…

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Video of the shrinking Aral Sea: the detrimental effects of an irrigation project

Video of the shrinking Aral Sea: the detrimental effects of an irrigation project

News on Natural Disasters / Failures

Satellite images show the damage has reached a peak in 2014

The Aral Sea, once the fourth largest lake in the world is today rapidly shrinking, as a result of the…

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Mine collapse in Indonesia kills 18 people

Mine collapse in Indonesia kills 18 people

News on Projects / Industry

Concerns that up to 500 people were working on the site

A potentially illegal gold mine collapsed in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province, killing at least 18 people. Locals in the area cannot…

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The politics of offshore construction in the South China sea

The politics of offshore construction in the South China sea

News on Projects / Industry

China has started the creation of artificial islands in the area

A special report by BBC describes the territorial fight in the South China Sea between the neighboring countries of China, Vietnam and…

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