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8 March 2017
In Romania, extensive landsliding has developed on the edge of the A1 motorway at Bucium Hill in the Transylvanian Mountains
26 February 2017
On Friday an enormous landslide occurred in mine waste from the Kakanj coal mine in Bosnia, causing the evacuation of over 150 people.
24 February 2017
In Italy, a landslide at Ponzano di Civitella del Tronto is moving at a rate of about one metre per day, destroying the houses of about 120 people
6 February 2017
New climate index based on atmospheric pressure produces more accurate predictions of storm wave conditions
A method based on the north-south atmospheric pressure gradient along the Atlantic coast of Europe could lead to enhanced forecasting of extreme wave conditions and increased preparedness within coastal communities, a new study suggests.
On Saturday the landslide induced collapse of a large retaining wall at Bova Marina in Italy was captured on video and posted to Youtube
27 December 2016
The full set of project reports about landslide hazard and risk management from the EU FP7 Safeland project are now available online once more.
8 December 2016
In the small historic village of Civita di Bagnoregio is located what may be the worlds first museum dedicated to landslides
21 November 2016
On Thursday a large rockslide in a copper mine at Siirt in Turkey buried 16 miners. Remarklably, the landslide appears to have been recorded on a video.
13 November 2016
On Thursday afternoon a quick clay landslide occurred at Asakveien in Norway, tragically killing three Lithuanian forestry workers
8 November 2016
A new study published in PNAS has examined the long term retreat rate of chalk coastal cliffs in S. England, finding that the erosion rate has increased by an order of magnitude in modern times
4 November 2016
The Norcia earthquake last weekend triggered the Nera River landslide, a 600,000 cubic metre rock slope failure that blocked the river
Salvatore Martino has kindly provided an update on landslides triggered by the M=6.5 Norcia earthquake in Italy this weekend
1 November 2016
Authorities in Switzerland have hit upon a novel way to manage rockfall hazard by blasting it with heavy gunfire from a tank
26 October 2016
Today is my last day at the University of East Anglia before I take up my new role at the University of Sheffield next week
20 October 2016
Events after the Aberfan tragedy are remarkable. The Tribunal robustly criticised the National Coal Board for their behaviour during the proceedings, but they still extracted £150,000 from the disaster fund to clean up their own mess
19 October 2016
The official Tribunal for the Aberfan disaster strongly criticised the National Board for their failure to manage water in the spoil tip that failed
18 October 2016
The tribunal into the Aberfan disaster robustly criticised the National Coal Board for their failure to learn from a number of previous significant landslides in spoil heaps, including some at Aberfan itself
17 October 2016
A simple guide to what happened on the day of the Aberfan disaster, which killed 144 people, most of them children, 50 years ago this week
14 October 2016
The movement rate of the Aletsch landslide in Switzerland has increased significantly in the last few days, and is now about 80 cm per day
7 October 2016
Cantata Memoria is a musical composition by Karl Jenkins, released today, in memory of the October 1966 Aberfan landslide disaster in South Wales,