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14 July 2020

Deadly monsoon-induced landslides in Nepal in the last few days

Over the last few days intense monsoon rainfall in Nepal has triggered a wave of landslides that have caused extensive loss of life and damage. 

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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 July 2019

The Budhiganga River landslide: just one of many landslide challenges in Nepal as the monsoon develops

The Budhiganga River landslide: just one of many landslide challenges in Nepal as the monsoon rapidly develops across South Asia

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1 April 2019

Mountain roads in Nepal

A commentary just published in NHESS (Sudmeier-Rieux et al. 2019) argues for the need for better governance of mountain road building in Nepal

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19 November 2018

Two interesting roadside failure videos from India and Nepal

Two new Youtube videos show dramatic roadside failure events. One shows a landslide on a quarry haul road whilst the other shows a joint controlled rockfall

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17 April 2018

Landslides in Nepal: the need for a national agency?

A group of national and international experts are calling for the creation of a new national agency to manage landslides in Nepal.

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8 November 2017

Evidence of catastrophic landsliding from medieval earthquakes in Nepal

A new paper (Stolle et al. 2017) in Quaternary Science Reviews suggests that 3 medieval earthquakes may have induced catastrophic landsliding in Nepal

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2 October 2017

Karnali Highway in Nepal: the danger of collecting landslide videos (viewer beware)

A new video on Youtube, which shows a rockslide on the Karnali Highway in Nepal, provides a brutal illustration of the dangers of filming landslides

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31 July 2017

Saldim Peak in Nepal: a glacial flood that was actually caused by a giant rockslide

Saldim Peak in Nepal: new analyses suggest that the 20th April 2017 glacial flood that was actually caused by a giant rockslide

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24 July 2017

Larcha: a landslide destroys a key bridge in northern Nepal

On Sunday 23rd July 2017 a landslide destroyed the bridge over the Bhotekoshi river at Larcha in Nepal, severing the Araniko Highway

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