13 February 2011
1. The Turkish open cast mine accident
This is a truly remarkable slide. The only similar event that I can recall is the equally astonishing November 2007 landslide at Yallourn in Australia:
The landslide in Turkey may well be larger than this event.
2. CNN Hero – Anne Hallum
CNN has a very nice video piece highlighting the work of Anne Hallum, who established the NGO AIR, which supports farmers to plant forests to avoid landslides in Guatemala and Nicaragua. The video and article is here: