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24 December 2021

Spruce Tree House – extreme rockfall management

Spruce Tree House in Colorado – rockfall management of a natural arch that shelters a key archaeological site in Mesa Verde National Park

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13 December 2021

The failure of retaining walls

An interesting video discusses modes of failure of retaining walls

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22 November 2021

The British Columbia landslides and floods – new images of the impacts

Over the last few days new sets of images have been posted online of the enormous impact of the landslides that affected parts of British Columbia a week ago, caused by an exceptional rainfall event. 

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1 October 2021

Using InSAR to create a landslide inventory for the Pacific Northwest

A new paper in the journal Landslides presents a new inventory of slow-moving landslides for the Pacific Northwest, derived from InSAR. 617 active landslides that had not previously been identified were mapped.

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10 September 2021

Landslides from the 7 September 2021 M=7.1 Guerrero earthquake in Mexico

Images of landslides from the 7 September 2021 M=7.1 Guerrero earthquake in Mexico

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8 September 2021

The Pretty Rocks landslide in Denali National Park in Alaska

The movement rate of the Pretty Rocks landslide in Denali National Park in Alaska has dramatically increased this summer, leading to closure of the only road across the area.

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28 July 2021

Drone footage of the 31 May 2021 landslide at Bingham Canyon mine in Utah

Excellent drone footage has emerged of the development of the 31 May 2021 landslide at Bingham Canyon mine in Utah

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11 May 2021

Historical landslides that have resulted in fatalities in Canada

The Canadian Geological Survey has published an excellent graphic showing historical landslides that have resulted in fatalities in Canada

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27 April 2021

Great Whale River: a very large, low-angled landslide in Canada on 22 April 2021

On 22 April 2021 a very large landslide occurred on the Great Whale River in Quebec, Canada. Images suggest that this landslide, which is about 4 km long, was a quick clay slide.

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5 February 2021

Planet Labs high resolution satellite image of the Rat Creek Washout

A Planet Labs high resolution satellite image of the Rat Creek Washout in the Big Sur, in California, showing the burnt areas in the catchment

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