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4 March 2021

The Char Dham Project: landslides associated with road widening in northern India

The Char Dham Project: landslides associated with a major road construction and widening programme in northern India

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29 July 2020

The Niushou landslide in Jiangsu Province, China

A new article in the journal Landslides (Li et al. 2020) describes the Niushou landslide in Jiangsu, China, which was triggered by construction works for a hotel complex.

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6 May 2020

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway:- India’s “killer highway”

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, which links Jammu and Srinagar, is known as India’s “killer highway”. This road is one of the most landslide-prone routes on Earth.

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12 September 2019

Landslides during the construction of the Morehall and Broomhead reservoirs in Sheffield

During construction of the Broomhead reservoir, near Sheffield, in the 1920s and 1930s, a large, deep-seated landslide caused major problems

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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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9 April 2019

Eco-Safe Roads – resources to guide construction

A consortium has produced a very useful guide to the design and construction of eco-safe rural roads in high mountain areas

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5 November 2017

George Town: another serious landslide in Penang

Overnight, heavy rainfall has triggered a major rotational landslide at a newly-constructed engineered slope in George Town, Penang in Malaysia

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24 October 2017

The Tanjung Bungah landslide: a very challenging site

A drone image of the site of the Tanjung Bungah landslide taken in June 2017 suggests that it was a very challenging site for development

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23 October 2017

Tanjung Bungah: a major construction site landslide in Malaysia that killed 11 people

On Saturday a major landslide on a large cut slope at a construction site in Tanjung Bungah in Penang, Malaysia killed eleven workers

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13 April 2017

Shimla and Idaho: two new, and very different, landslide videos

Two new landslide videos have appeared on Youtube; one from Shimla showing a large slide triggered by construction, and the other on a highway in Idaho, USA

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