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Sink Hole Swallows Car In Chevy Chase, Maryland
2014-03-07 05:05:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online For well over a year now, sinkholes have been in the news, as the geological features have been responsible for incidents such as the February 2013 death of a Florida man whose entire bedroom was swallowed up by one and the more recent damaging of eight historic automobiles at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. Now, NASA has revealed a new analysis of airborne radar data collected in 2012 which shows that the instruments...

2014-03-06 16:20:32

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New analyses of NASA airborne radar data collected in 2012 reveal the radar detected indications of a huge sinkhole before it collapsed and forced evacuations near Bayou Corne, La. that year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The findings suggest such radar data, if collected routinely from airborne systems or satellites, could at least in some cases foresee sinkholes before they happen, decreasing danger to...

2013-08-27 23:00:44

Thousands of sinkholes in Florida cause alarm for residents that question low Aquifer water levels as being part of the problem. Water Select® allows Florida residents to conserve water with new green technology that can make a big difference if everyone works together using these new advances and educating the public about current fresh water challenges. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Florida residents are expressing concern about the amount of sinkholes that seem to be popping...

Understanding Sinkholes And Why Are They Dangerous
2013-03-11 16:18:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ever since a 20-foot sinkhole opened up beneath a Florida home on February 28, swallowing up an entire bedroom and resulting in the death of one of the residents, these natural phenomena have become fixtures in both newspaper headlines and the public consciousness. But what exactly are sinkholes? “Geologically, a sinkhole is a depression in the ground that has no natural external surface drainage. Basically this means that...

2012-10-04 02:29:27

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Bracken Engineering announced that the new manufacturer and distributor of the industry leading sinkhole interior support bracket is now TMG Manufacturing Corp. The former manufacturer and distributor of the ISB-07 (Main Street Fabrications and Manufacturing, LLC) are no longer permitted to manufacture or sell sinkhole brackets due to issues that developed between them and the sinkhole bracket's creators. "TMG is excited to have the opportunity...

2011-07-29 13:00:00

POTTSVILLE, Pa., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today approved a 50-foot, next-level excavation that will allow New Hope Crushed Stone & Lime to excavate limestone to a depth of 170 feet below sea level at its Bucks County quarry. The quarry, which has been in operation since the 1930s, has already been permitted to mine limestone to 200 feet below mean sea level, but approval must be granted at each 50-foot increment to continue to...

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2010-07-26 10:40:00

Steering clear of crocodiles and navigating around massive submerged trees, a team of divers began mapping some of the 25 freshwater pools of Cara Blanca, Belize, which were important to the ancient Maya. In three weeks this May, the divers found fossilized animal remains, bits of pottery and "“ in the largest pool explored "“ an enormous underwater cave. This project, led by University of Illinois anthropology professor Lisa Lucero and funded by the National Geographic Society...

2009-09-09 12:24:38

A University of Illinois archaeologist says she will lead a team that will be the first to explore the sacred pools of the southern Mayan lowlands in Belize. Professor Lisa Lucero said she will lead a team of expert divers, a geochemist and an archaeologist in the expedition, funded by the National Geographic Society, to investigate the cultural significance and environmental history and condition of three of the 23 pools of Cara Blanca, in central Belize. The groundwater-filled sinkholes in...

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2009-02-25 08:55:52

Researchers are exploring extreme conditions for life in a place not known for extremes. As little as 20 meters (66 feet) below the surface of Lake Huron, the third largest of North America's Great Lakes, peculiar geological formations"”sinkholes made by water dissolving parts of an ancient underlying seabed"”harbor bizarre ecosystems where the fish typical of the huge freshwater lake are rarely to be seen. Instead, brilliant purple mats of cyanobacteria"”cousins of microbes...

2008-10-01 00:04:32

By BEKAH PORTER GALENA, Ill. - The construction site for the large-scale dairy near Nora is not in a karst area.Two defense witnesses delivered this message Monday as hearings resumed in the preliminary injunction case that could halt construction on the estimated 5,500- cow operation being built by California businessman A.J. Bos.The defense's testimony contrasted the opinions of several witnesses for the plaintiffs in the case. About 20 individuals and the nonprofit organization, Helping...