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Sunday, 28 April 2019 10:56

Robotic solutions for sheet piling

A team of robot engineers at Harvard's Wyss Institute has developed a robot that can autonomously drive interlocking steel sheet piles into soil.

On February 22, 2019, a cliff at Fort Funston, San Francisco, collapsed burying one person under the rubble.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 01:00

Lake dam in Texas on the edge of collapsing

Prestonwood Lake Dam, located in the city of Arlington, Texas, appears to be close to failure.

Almost 200,000 people were ordered to evacuate the area around Oroville, California on Sunday afternoon, after erosion caused damage in both spillways of America's tallest dam at Lake Oroville.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 12:00

Hotel collapses after heavy rain in Peru (video)

La Hacienda hotel collapsed into Sicra River in the Peruvian town of Lircay, on January 26, 2017, due to foundation erosion caused by the heavy rains that hit the region.

Monday, 07 September 2015 11:24

Massive Slab is in Jeopardy of Falling

A 500,000-pound slab is up to crash down from a canyon wall to the base of Glen Canyon dam. In this type of rock, erosion is very common.

Friday, 04 September 2015 11:42

Soil Erosion in EU

Despite the measures of the Common Agricultural Policy in soil erosion, rain and rivers erode every year around 600 million cubic meters of soil, according to the findings of the European Commission's Joint Research Center (JRC).

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 08:29

Richat: The Giant Blue Eye of Africa

The Richat Structure, also known as the Eye of the Sahara or blue eye of Africa, is a peculiar geological formation in the Sahara desert in Mauritania near Ouadane. Due to its size, the Eye is visible from space and it is a landmark for astronauts, helping them to realize thei position over the vast 3,600,000-square-mile desert.

Published in Geology Highlights

At Birling Gap in Sussex, U.K., white chalk cliffs are perpetually eroding as a result of the frosts and months of heavy rain and high waves. Watch the occurrence of a significant collapse event, on March 4th, in the following video! 

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Rock's erosion by rivers through the years helps geoscientists to detect the evolution of mountains as well as the climate change. Rather than at a constant predictable rate, rivers erode rock at different speeds over the years, as is revealed by a new study published on January 16 in the journal Nature.

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