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16 October 2019
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
14 October 2019
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.
8 October 2019
Samothraki: on a small Greek island, uncontrolled grazing of goats has led to a catastrophic increase in landslide hazard
23 September 2019
There is increasing concern about the impact of monsoon-induced landslides in Kerala in southwest India, resulting from poor land use management
3 September 2019
Two articles published in Nepali newspapers in the last few days have examined the disastrous impacts of dozer roads in mountain areas
1 April 2019
A commentary just published in NHESS (Sudmeier-Rieux et al. 2019) argues for the need for better governance of mountain road building in Nepal
14 March 2019
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.
24 August 2018
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
8 April 2018
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.
19 April 2017
Overnight there are reports of further deaths from landslides in Colombia. Data since 2004 suggests that landslides continue to inflict a high cost there