Some juicy geoengineering news items in this post. I could turn just about all of them into a separate blog post if I had time, maybe I still will for some of them. Don’t miss this list! All of the links are active when you view it on the site. If you’re looking at this in your RSS feed reader or on your daily email, you won’t see the actual links, sorry.
- San Diego settles landslide suits for $284,000 – San Jose Mercury News
- Slip On Weak Layer – GEO-SLOPE International Ltd.
An example analysis using SLOPE/W software.
- UK’s first commercial scale geothermal power plant set to start construction in October – Ground Engineering (GE) Magazine
- Some reflections on the Eyjafjallajoekull ash cloud – Dave’s Landslide Blog
As usual, Dr. Dave has some great insights into this geologic hazard that is currently dominating the news.
- Port of Miami tunnel project on track for June start – MiamiHerald.com via ASCE SmartBrief
- Louisiana receives $81.5 million in new federal aid for repair of roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Katrina – NOLA.com
- New imagery from the Qinghai earthquake | Google Earth Blog
- Geogrids remedy poor site soils at World Cup stadium in South Africa – Geosynthetics Magazine
- Geo-Engineering Reconnaissance of the February 27, 2010 Maule, Chile Earthquake, Version 1: April 15, 2010 – Geoengineer.org Press Center
The GEER is an NSF-funded group that was created to collect perishable data in the wake of extreme events (e.g., earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, or floods) in the interests of learning from the events to advance the state of geoengineering practice. This report on the earthquake was produced by over 40 lead authors and contributing authors from universities and consulting companies around the world.
- A Decade of Safety Success, March/April 2010 Public Roads
- Third landslide in North Salt Lake worries residents – Salt Lake Tribune
- Video: North Salt Lake hillside home backyard becomes landslide – KSTU
- Geologist: North Salt Lake City, Utah slide not ‘true’ landslide – Salt Lake Tribune
- Massive ancient rockslide shifted the geography of a continent – Montreal Gazette
- Parties play blame game over latest Pacifica cliff erosion – San Jose Mercury News – Via ASCE SmartBrief
- New Orleans-Area Levee Bolstered by Enormous Deep-Soil Mixing – ENR: Engineering News Record
- Yucca Mountain Shutdown Halts After Washington State Lawsuit – ENR: Engineering News Record
- Battle looms over 710 tunnel to finish LA-area freeway – San Jose Mercury News – via ASCE SmartBrief
Here’s a GeoPrac post from early 2009 describing the start of the geotechnical investigations for the 710 Tunnel in L.A.
- US Embassy in Hati successfully survived the earthquake – Critical Path Blog (ENR)
- The February 2010 D.GE inductees – Geosynthetics Magazine
- USGS wants to stop calling them ‘100-year floods’ – Arizona Geology
Finally! I think this is preaching to the choir for most of the readers of this site, but it will be difficult to get the momentum for the terminology shift.
- Report concludes dam removal didn’t trigger landslide | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME
- Rivermist residents review Centex wall plans, hear from HOA’s lawyers | kens5.com