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Friday, 14 December 2018 01:00

Perpetual landslide in Summerland, Canada

A hillside is eroding and has been moving for almost a century in Summerland, Canada.

Michael Tabudravu, a New Zealand motorist, had a remarkably lucky escape after he narrowly avoided being crushed by a powerful landslide.

Thursday, 05 July 2018 01:00

Risk of Dam collapse hangs in Colombia

The 225 m high Hindroituango Dam on Cauca River in Colombia faces emergency situation since April, and collapse of the dam is one of the likely possibilities.

Scientists from the U.S. believe that a significant increase of earthquakes will occur beginning from 2018.

Following the Kilauea's volcano eruption (in May 3rd) events, another threat has been added for the residents of Big Island in Hawaii. is pleased to announce the addition of "Monitoring and Hazard Detection for Environment and Infrastructure" in our Featured Books Library!

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Late last week, the Mosaic Company released a statement informing the people of Polk County, Florida that a sinkhole had formed on the grounds of a fertilizer plant they operate. They went on to say that over 215 million gallons of "slightly radioactive" water flowed into the sinkhole and subsequently into the local aquifer.

About 80,000 tons of coal ash mixed with 27 million gallons of contaminated water has leaked from an idled, since 2012, coal-ash storage facility - the Dan river steam station - in Eden, North Carolina. The material has flown into Dan river, a main drinking water source in North Carolina and Virginia. The facility is run by Duke Energy, the U.S.'s largest electricity provider, who took immediate action to restrain the spill and protect the water supplies of the area, while regulators are examining potential hazards on people and wildlife.  

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