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3 August 2022

The 2 December 2020 Beach Road Landslide in Haines, Alaska

A new open access paper (Darrow et al. 2022) describes the 2 December 2020 Beach Road landslide in Haines, Alaska, which killed two people.

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26 July 2022

The risk of large rockslides at the port of Skagway in Alaska

Following three failures in the last few years, a new report highlights the risk of large rockslides at the port of Skagway in Alaska.

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21 July 2022

Mudflows at the site of the Pipeline Fire in Arizona

Last week, heavy rainfall triggered mudflows, captured on video, from the scar of the Pipeline Fire in Arizona

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30 June 2022

The Hallett Peak rockslide in Rocky Mountain National Park

On 28 June 2022 at about 4:30 p.m. a large rockslide occurred on the side of Hallett Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

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28 June 2022

Always fly with the window blinds up: the West Salt Creek landslide

Always fly with the window blinds up: images of the large 25 May 2014 West Salt Creek landslide in Colorado, USA

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9 May 2022

The Lowell Point landslide in Alaska

On Saturday 7 May 2022 a substantial landslide occurred near to Lowell Point, in the Seward area of Alaska in the USA.

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24 December 2021

Spruce Tree House – extreme rockfall management

Spruce Tree House in Colorado – rockfall management of a natural arch that shelters a key archaeological site in Mesa Verde National Park

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13 December 2021

The failure of retaining walls

An interesting video discusses modes of failure of retaining walls

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1 October 2021

Using InSAR to create a landslide inventory for the Pacific Northwest

A new paper in the journal Landslides presents a new inventory of slow-moving landslides for the Pacific Northwest, derived from InSAR. 617 active landslides that had not previously been identified were mapped.

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1 September 2021

George County: a drone video of the site of a fatal landslide triggered by Hurricane Ida

George County: a drone video of the site of a fatal landslide on a highway in Mississippi, triggered by Hurricane Ida

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28 July 2021

Drone footage of the 31 May 2021 landslide at Bingham Canyon mine in Utah

Excellent drone footage has emerged of the development of the 31 May 2021 landslide at Bingham Canyon mine in Utah

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5 February 2021

Planet Labs high resolution satellite image of the Rat Creek Washout

A Planet Labs high resolution satellite image of the Rat Creek Washout in the Big Sur, in California, showing the burnt areas in the catchment

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1 February 2021

Rat Creek: a large washout generated by an atmospheric river in California

Rat Creek: a large post wildfire washout has been generated on State Highway 1 in the Big Sur in California

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15 January 2021

The US National Landslide Preparedness Act

The US National Landslide Preparedness Act was passed this week, requiring that the USGS develops a national strategy for landslide hazards. Meanwhile the search continues for a motorist killed in a debris flow in Oregon

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14 December 2020

The Eureka Valley Landslide in Death Valley National Park

The Eureka Valley Landslide in Death Valley National Park: a new paper (Shaller et al. 2020) on a beautifully-preserved, ancient, long runout failure.

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8 December 2020

Landslide potential this winter? Satellite images of the wildfire areas of western USA

Landslide potential this winter? A new video compilation of satellite images of the wildfire areas of western USA

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4 December 2020

Haines, Alaska: a major landslide leaves people missing

On Wednesday 2 December 2020 a major landslide destroyed four houses in Haines, Alaska. Two residents of the slope are missing.

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12 October 2020

Landslide sessions at the AGU Fall Meeting in December 2020

As the virtual AGU Fall Meeting 2020 starts to approach, I thought I would pull together a list of the main landslide sessions

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8 October 2020

Post wildfire mudslide potential in the Pacific West of the United States

A satellite image showing post wildfire mudslide potential in the Pacific West of the United States in winter 2020 – 2021

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11 August 2020

Landslides after wildfires

A new study (Rengers et al 2020) published open access in the journal Landslides examines failures in areas affected by recent wildfires in California.

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