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15 July 2022

Landslides triggered by exceptional rainfall in Australia

Recent heavy rainfall has triggered landslides in parts of eastern Australia, causing damage to railway lines and properties


11 March 2022

Main Arm: a significant rainfall induced landslide in Australia

In recent days, very extreme rainfall has affected eastern Australia. At Main Arm in New South Wales, a major landslide has occurred.


7 December 2021

An update on the Mira Mar landslide in Albany, Australia

The Mira Mar landslide in Albany, Australia continues to move, causing extensive damage to a number of houses. Two properties will now be demolished.


19 October 2021

The Mira Mar landslide in Albany, Australia

In the Mira Mar suburb of the city of Albany in the southern part of Australia a landslide is slowly destroying a number of houses


9 April 2021

Oxley Highway: multiple landslides in New South Wales, Australia

In late March over 70 landslides were triggered along the Oxley Highway in New South Wales, Australia


25 March 2021

Wongawallan: a damaging landslide in Australia

Wongawallan: a landslide caused by the recent bout of heavy rainfall has severely damaged land around a house in Queensland, Australia


19 December 2019

Survey reveals low awareness of volcanic hazards in Australia

On December 9, several Australians were among the dozens of tourists who were killed, injured, or went missing after a deadly eruption on Whakaari/White Island in New Zealand. Whakaari/White Island has seen more volcanic activity in the past 10 years than neighboring Australia has seen for 5,000, but according to volcanologists, the country is not free from the risks of a potential eruption. And according to a new survey, Australian citizens are mostly unaware of their country’s potential volcanic hazards.


7 August 2019

Deviot, Tasmania: the impact of a slow moving landslide on home owners

In Deviot, Tasmania a reactivated slow-moving landslide is destroying five properties. The owners are seeking redress through the Tasmanian Upper House.


15 May 2019

Plankton……they have a face only a mother (or a scientist) could love!

Dispatch: One of the reasons we were interested in visiting this region of ocean was due to the presence of deep-sea canyons and the Bonney Upwelling off the coast of Discovery Bay.


14 May 2019

Oceanography & Hydrochemistry in the Great Australian Bight

Dispatch: Welcome on board RV Investigator, Australia’s blue water research vessel. We’re currently sailing from Hobart to Fremantle as part of the 2019 Collaborative Australian Postgraduate Sea Training Alliance Network (CAPSTAN) voyage, a hands-on training experience for marine science students.


5 July 2018

Cadia gold mine: Planet Labs imagery of the sequence of events of the tailings dam failure in March 2018

Imagery from Planet Labs shows the sequence of events during the tailings dam failure at the Cadia Gold Mine in Australia in March 2018.


17 May 2018

Explaining the history of Australia’s vegetation

New research explores how plants using the more complex C4 photosynthetic pathway to create sugar from sunlight expanded to dominate the Australian continent, and how climate change is likely to affect these critically important native plants.


18 May 2017

Landslides that make you gasp part 1: Yallourn

This is the first edition of an occasional series on landslides that make you gasp, featuring the Yallourn coal mine landslide in Australia in 2007.


22 September 2016

Wye River: landslides in the aftermath of a forest fire in Australia

The small town of Wye River in Australia, which was devastated by a forest fire in December 2015, is being affected by many rainfall triggered landslides


26 June 2016

Landslides in Art Part 26: Robyn Collier

Robyn Collier, an artist from New South Wales in Australia, has painted The Landslide, a beautiful image of a rockfall scar in the Blue Mountains


29 September 2015

The Inskip sinkhole in Australia – undoubtedly a landslide

On Saturday a section of beach dramatically collapsed in Queensland, Australia to form the Inskip Sinkhole. It is now clear that this was actually a submarine landslide.