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Landslides

Drought then Deluge Turned a Stable Landslide into Disaster
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Drought then Deluge Turned a Stable Landslide into Disaster

“Stable landslide” sounds like a contradiction in terms, but there are indeed places on Earth where land has been creeping downhill slowly and harmlessly for as long as a century.

Published Feb 7, 2019

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Another Deadly Dam Collapse in Brazil
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Another Deadly Dam Collapse in Brazil

A torrent of waste sludge from an iron mine has devastated a small town in Minas Gerais.

Published Feb 1, 2019

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Landslide Buries Scenic California Highway
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Landslide Buries Scenic California Highway

More than a million tons of rocks and dirt covered the road.

Published May 24, 2017

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Landslide in Southern Kyrgyzstan
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Landslide in Southern Kyrgyzstan

Debris spread more than 3 kilometers (2 miles) from the source to the toe of the landslide.

Published May 22, 2017

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Automating the Detection of Landslides
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Automating the Detection of Landslides

New open-source software called SLIP-DRIP uses satellite images and rainfall data to help identify otherwise overlooked landslides.

Published Jul 8, 2016

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