Dam on the verge of collapse in hurricane hit Puerto Rico
24 September 2017 | 9:30 am
Authorities in Puerto Rico are evacuating tens of thousands of people before the expected collapse of a dam hit by Hurricane Maria, which has devastated the Caribbean Island chain.
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11 Jan 2020
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook Puerto Rico on Monday, toppling houses and causing power outages and small landslides, but there were no reports of casualties.
17 Jan 2020
The three countries have agreed the filling of the Nile dam should start in the wet season and proceed in stages. But they have delayed making a final agreement until later in January.
12 Mar 2020
We look at US coverage of the Democratic primary as Joe Biden closes in on the party's nomination. Also, more coronavirus news as the US takes strict measures to contain the virus and several high-profile festivals are postponed. Next, we find out why Egypt and Ethiopia are clashing over a longstanding River Nile dam project. Finally, a US man makes it his mission to deliver an abandoned family portrait after a photo company goes bankrupt.
4 May 2020
The US Geological Survey said the recent earthquake was an aftershock of a 6.4-magnitude tremor that struck Puerto Rico in January. While several buildings were damaged, no injuries were reported.
19 Jul 2020
Ethiopia has denied reports that it started filling its massive hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile, after satellite images showed higher water levels. The dam has sparked tensions with downriver nations Egypt and Sudan.
26 Oct 2020
US President Donald Trump predicted that Egypt would "blow up" a mega-dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile. Neighboring countries have criticized plans for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
2 Dec 2020
The celebrated Arecibo Observatory telescope in Puerto Rico, which once starred in a James Bond film, collapsed Tuesday when its 900-ton receiver platform plunged 450 feet (140 meters) onto the radio dish below.
20 Dec 2020
The celebrated Arecibo Observatory telescope in Puerto Rico, which once starred in a James Bond film, collapsed on Tuesday when its 900-ton receiver platform plunged 450 feet (140 meters) onto the radio dish below.
5 Jan 2021
The three countries are seeking to resolve a row over the huge dam on the Blue Nile. The controversial structure has been almost a decade in the making but there is optimism a deal could be reached by the end of January.
7 Jan 2021
A large quantity of waste, estimated at between 4,000 and 5,000 cubic metres, invades the dam of a hydroelectric power station on the Drina river in eastern Bosnia. One of Bosnia's five major rivers, the Drina is regularly polluted by the illegal dumps that arise along its banks. This waste is normally stopped by anti-pollution dams, which are located upstream of the power plants, and then collected. But during high water, these dams break under a large quantity of garbage that then invades the area in front of the dam of the power station.
2 Apr 2021
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will meet this weekend to discuss the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which broke ground in 2011. The three Nile Basin countries are in a longstanding dispute over the project.
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