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20 April 2023
A new paper in the journal Landslides describes the 26 November 2022 Casamicciola landslide on the island of Ischia in Italy, which killed 12 people
18 April 2023
Landslides as a dominant landscape process on icy satellites The journal Icarus has a very interesting new paper (Mills et al. 2023) that considers why some icy satellites of large planets, such as those orbiting Jupiter and Saturn (in particular Ganymede, Europa, and Enceladus), have smooth surfaces with very few impact craters. There is a good plain English summary of this work on the Interesting Engineering website too. Conventionally, the …
14 February 2023
News is emerging of multiple landslides in North Island of New Zealand, triggered by heavy rainfall brought by Cyclone Gabrielle. In one landslide, a firefighter has been left missing.
8 January 2023
Issues with the landslides in the town of Joshimath in India continue. There is much speculation as to the causes, which are likely to be complex.
20 November 2022
Satellite imagery from Planet Labs provides insights into the El Molino landslide in Norte de Santander, Colombia
21 October 2022
Novyi Svet: A large landslide in a landfill site in Russia On Thursday 20 October 2022 a large and notable landslide occurred at a landfill site in the village of Novyi Svet (Новый свет) in Gatchinsky, Russia (the village is at 59.559, 30.201). Unsurprisingly in these troubled times this has not been reported in the western media, but it is an impressive failure. The Russian website 78.ru has this image …
14 September 2022
The Jagersfontein tailings dam accident: the plume of pollution has extended to the reservoir of the Kalkfontein Dam.
31 August 2022
Leaving the University of Sheffield: today is my last day at the University of Sheffield. Tomorrow, I will move to the University of Hull.
24 January 2022
Thelkoloi: another tailings failure, this time in India On Thursday 20 January 2022 another tailings failure occurred, this time at Thelkoloi in Odisha, India. The failure has been reported in some of the media in India, but not more widely. For example, the Hindustan Times reports that the failure was in a slurry pond from the JSW Bhushan Power and Steel Limited works in Sambalpur district. It suggests that a …