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22 March 2021

The preferred route corridor for the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful

Late last week the Scottish Government announced the preferred route corridor for the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful. The road will remain within Glen Croe, but there is a range of options for how it will be aligned.

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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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30 November 2020

Developing problems at Rest and Be Thankful

In recent weeks the landslide problems at Rest and Be Thankful in Scotland have continued to develop, causing increased disruption

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13 November 2020

Quang Nam Province: A video that shows why the aftermath of a landslide can be very dangerous

Quang Nam Province in Vietnam: A terrifying video that shows why the aftermath of a landslide can be very dangerous

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26 October 2020

Landslides and roads – recent examples

Recent examples, from India and Vietnam, of the ways in which landslides can affect roads, causing extensive disruption

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9 October 2020

Rest and Be Thankful: the cause of the landslide problems

The problematic A83 at Rest and Be Thankful in Scotland: the cause of the landslide problems that cause repeated disruption

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15 July 2020

Cromwell: helicopter sluicing to manage a landslide

A large rock slope failure has developed at Cromwell in New Zealand. The NZTA are using helicopter sluicing to try to manage the hazard.

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29 June 2020

Vitalj, Bosnia and Herzegovina: a damaging landslide on 23 June 2020

A landslide triggered by heavy rainfall blocked an important highway at Vitalj in Kladanj, NE Bosnia and Herzegovina on 23 June 2020

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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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18 December 2019

Larvik: a classic wedge failure on a Norwegian road last week

Late on Friday 13 December 2019 a large wedge failure developed on a cut rock slope on the E18 motorway at Larvik in Norway

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