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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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3 December 2020

High resolution satellite images of the Guinobatan lahar

High resolution satellite images, collected by Planet Labs using the SkySat constellation, showing the impact of the Guinobatan lahar in the Philippines a month ago

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16 November 2020

The Meenbog peat slide in the Republic of Ireland

The 13 November 2020 Meenbog peat slide in the Republic of Ireland, which was caught on a stunning video. Reports suggest that the landslide is associated with a wind farm under construction, owned by Amazon.

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9 November 2020

San Cristobal Verapaz: the deadly landslide in Guatemala triggered by Hurricane Eta

San Cristobal Verapaz: the deadly landslide in Guatemala triggered by Hurricane Eta that destroyed the village of Queja

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6 November 2020

Hurricane Eta: dozens killed by landslides in Central America

Hurricane Eta: news reports indicate that dozens of people have been killed by landslides in Central America, with at least 50 deaths in Guatemala alone

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14 October 2020

A double tragedy: two landslides close to the construction site of the Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant in Vietnam

A double tragedy: two landslides close to the construction site of the Rao Trang 3 hydroelectric plant in Vietnam

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13 October 2020

The role of mycorrhizal fungi in preventing landslides

An interesting short article points out that mycorrhizal fungi may play a key in reducing the susceptibility to landslides

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7 September 2020

The Koidern landslide: a long runout event in Canada

On Saturday Brent Ward tweeted a fantastic set of aerial images of the Koidern landslide, in the Yukon of Canada.

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13 August 2020

Stonehaven: landslides on the UK railway network

Yesterday a rail accident near to Stonehaven in Scotland killed three people. There is speculation that it was caused by a landslide. This shines a light on the challenges of managing ageing earthworks on the UK rail system.

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25 June 2020

The Old Fort Landslide: 160 m of movement so far

In the last few days the Old Fort Landslide in Canada has moved over 160 metres, with current movement rates of about 2 metres per hour

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