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7 July 2022

The role of climate change in the May 2022 landslides in Pernambuco, Brazil

A new attribution study indicates that climate change is likely to have been a factor in the Pernambuco landslides in Brazil

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30 May 2022

Whitehorse escarpment, Yukon: a landslide caught on a monitoring camera

Whitehorse escarpment, Canada: on 28 May 2022 the Yukon Geological Survey recorded a significant landslide on a monitoring camera.

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24 February 2022

The A57 Snake Pass – closed by three landslides

The A57 Snake Pass between Sheffield and Manchester in England has been closed for at least a month by three rainfall induced landslides.

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25 January 2021

Increasing occurrence of large glacier-related landslides in high mountain areas

Large glacier-related landslides in high mountain areas are increasing with time, according to a new study (Liu et al. 2021)

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24 October 2016

The mysterious Tibetan ice avalanches of summer 2016

This summer there has been an unprecedented pair of giant Tibet avalanches caused by glacial collapse in the Aru mountain range

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22 September 2016

Wye River: landslides in the aftermath of a forest fire in Australia

The small town of Wye River in Australia, which was devastated by a forest fire in December 2015, is being affected by many rainfall triggered landslides

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18 June 2016

Using climbing guides to examine changes in rockfall activity in the European Alps

In a recent paper, Temme (2015) has used descriptions of rockfall risk in Alpine climbing guides to examine the effects of climate change on the degradation of permafrost and the resulting increased occurrence of rockfalls.

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9 June 2016

The response of Californian earthflows to drought

In a paper in Geophysical Research Letters, Georgie Bennett and colleagues have examined the response of Californian earthflows to the ongoing drought. They have found that the landslide have slowed markedly as conditions have become drier.

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15 February 2015

Fox Glacier – a time lapse video of slope failures as the glacier retreats

Victoria University of Wellington has compiled a fascinating time lapse video of slope movements as the Fox Glacier in New Zealand retreats in response to climate change

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12 September 2012

The catastrophic loss of Arctic Sea Ice and its implications for landslides

The Arctic sea ice melt has been unprecedented this summer. This post explores the likely impications of this for mid-latitude weather, and thus for landslides.

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