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Officials: Mega-Sea Bridge Meant to Look Like It's Falling Apart

Erosion-preventing concrete blocks for China-Hong Kong-Macau bridge appear to be floating away

(Newser) - The construction of the world's longest sea bridge, a nearly decade-old project already bogged down by lawsuits, money problems, and other holdups, now has another complication to contend with: Some say parts of the bridge are "floating away," per the Guardian . The new issue for the 34-mile... More »

Report: China Building Fake Islands Where It Shouldn't

Six countries claim ownership of Spratly Islands in South China Sea

(Newser) - China may be trying to strengthen its claim to islands in the South China Sea by literally building more. NBC News reports by way of local media that a proposal has been filed with the Chinese government that would see one of its observation posts on the Spratly Islands' Fiery... More »

Islands to Be Built in India ... and Towed to Maldives

Dutch design features private islands, golf course with underwater club

(Newser) - Many of the islands that comprise the Maldives could soon be submerged—so replacements are under way. A Dutch firm is designing artificial islands to join some 1,192 islands that sit an average of five feet above sea level, making the Maldives the world's lowest country. Now, the... More »

Dubai's 'World' Is Sinking

Sea reclaiming troubled artificial island project

(Newser) - The end of the World is looming in Dubai. The "World" project—an artificial archipelago of 300 small islands arranged in the shape of a world map—is sinking back into the sea, according to evidence presented to a property tribunal in the emirate, the Telegraph reports. Only one... More »

BP Plans Risky Drilling From Fake Alaska Island

Project not affected by any offshore moratorium

(Newser) - BP awaits final go ahead for its next ambitious drilling project, reports the New York Times, this time just off the Alaskan coast. Although approved as an onshore project, and thus not affected by a moratorium on offshore drilling, the location sits three miles off the coast in the Beaufort... More »

Israelis Eye Building Islands

Israel approves plans for new international airport on artificial island

(Newser) - The Israelis want to build artificial islands in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Tel Aviv, and put an international airport on one of them. It's been talked about, on and off, for more than a decade; the project has finally been deemed feasable by a planning committee. The panel’... More »

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