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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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14 October 2019

Landslide fatalities: an analysis of causes of loss of life

A new open access paper examines the cause of loss of life for 19 people killed in the 2018 landslide at Kuranchery in Kerala in India. It concludes that nearly all of the victims suffered from blunt force injuries.

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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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