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21 February 2022

Landslide risk in the Brazilian city of Petrópolis

The tragic landslides last week in the Brazilian city of Petrópolis were the result of increasing risk caused by poor slope management

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18 November 2021

Landslides and the road network in Uttarakhand, India

An Indian government official claimed yesterday that the Char Dham highway project in India is not responsible for causing landslides. This is demonstrably incorrect.

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7 June 2021

The South Asian monsoon in the time of a pandemic

The South Asian monsoon in the time of a pandemic: the impacts of the severe Covid-19 wave in India and Nepal mean that vulnerability of landslides is likely to be high.

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11 May 2021

Historical landslides that have resulted in fatalities in Canada

The Canadian Geological Survey has published an excellent graphic showing historical landslides that have resulted in fatalities in Canada

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7 April 2021

The complex politics of managing coal waste tip stability in South Wales

The complex politics of managing coal waste tip stability in South Wales

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4 March 2021

The Char Dham Project: landslides associated with road widening in northern India

The Char Dham Project: landslides associated with a major road construction and widening programme in northern India

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10 February 2021

Hydroelectric power, dams and landslides in the Himalayas (and in other high mountain areas)

Hydroelectric power, dams and the growing list of landslide accidents in the Himalayas (and in other high mountain areas)

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26 January 2021

Losses from landslides in Turkey

A new study (Görüm & Fidan 2021) on human losses from landslides in Turkey over a 90 year period. Landslides are the second-most deadly hazard after earthquakes

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18 January 2021

Gravity always wins: in New Zealand landslides are more deadly than earthquakes

Gravity always wins: new research by GNS Science has shown that in New Zealand landslides are more deadly than earthquakes

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24 October 2019

The social impact of landslides in Mexico

Landslides in Mexico: a new study (Diaz et al, 2019) shows that landslides have caused at least 3447 fatalities since 1935.

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18 October 2019

The landslide impact of Typhoon Hagibis in Japan

Various newspaper articles in Japan are serving to illustrate the multiple landslides triggered in Japan by Typhoon Hagibis last weekend.

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16 October 2019

Landslide risk management in Rio de Janeiro

A review of the extensive early warning system used to manage landslide risk in the favellas of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, a city that faces multiple landslide hazards

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8 October 2019

Samothraki: the role of goats in increasing landslide hazard

Samothraki: on a small Greek island, uncontrolled grazing of goats has led to a catastrophic increase in landslide hazard

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23 September 2019

Kerala – the hungry rains

There is increasing concern about the impact of monsoon-induced landslides in Kerala in southwest India, resulting from poor land use management

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3 September 2019

The tyranny of dozer road building

Two articles published in Nepali newspapers in the last few days have examined the disastrous impacts of dozer roads in mountain areas

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1 April 2019

Mountain roads in Nepal

A commentary just published in NHESS (Sudmeier-Rieux et al. 2019) argues for the need for better governance of mountain road building in Nepal

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14 March 2019

Losses from landslides in South Korea

A new paper in Engineering Geology documents loss inducing landslides in South Korea from 1970 to 2018, revealing that 1728 people have lost their lives.

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24 August 2018

Global fatal landslide occurrence from 2004 to 2016

Melanie Froude and I have just published in NHESS a new analysis of global fatal landslide occurrence from 2004 to 2016 inclusive. It shows that losses from landslides caused by humans are increasing with time

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8 April 2018

Fatal landslides in 2017

A first analysis of fatal landslides, and the resultant deaths, in 2017. In terms of the number of events, 2017 was the third worst year since I started collecting data in late 2002. In total, 453 different landslides killed 4,164 people.

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19 April 2017

Losses from landslides in Colombia: the long term picture

Overnight there are reports of further deaths from landslides in Colombia. Data since 2004 suggests that landslides continue to inflict a high cost there

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