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12 March 2019

Chengchao iron ore mine: severe subsidence induced by mining in China

An article in Engineering Geology (Xia et al. 2019) examines dramatic subsidence features induced by the Chengchao iron ore mine in China


16 May 2016

New study maps rate of New Orleans sinking

New Orleans and surrounding areas continue to sink at highly variable rates due to a combination of natural geologic and human-induced processes, a new study finds. The observed rates of sinking, known as subsidence, were generally consistent with, but somewhat higher than, previous studies conducted using different data.