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August 28, 2015

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August 28, 2015

Soils Protect the Natural Environment

Aug. 27, 2015 — No matter where you live, soils protect the natural environment around ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — In the last few months, it has once more become clear that large earthquakes can solicit catastrophic landsliding. In the wake of the Nepal earthquake, the landslide community has been warning of ... read more

Identifying the Factors That Contribute to Flood Fatalities

Aug. 21, 2015 — Levels of economic development, population, investment, openness and education can all impact the total amount of human misery and economic devastation caused by floods, according to a new ... read more

June 23, 2015 — The 26 December 2004 Mw ~9.2 Indian Ocean earthquake (also known as the Sumatra-Andaman or Aceh-Andaman earthquake), which generated massive, destructive tsunamis, especially along the Aceh coast of ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — The threat of landslides and mudslides remains high across much of Nepal's high country, and the risk is likely to increase when the monsoon rains arrive this summer, according to a ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Before and After LiDAR Studies of the Sept. 2013 Colorado Front Range Flooding and Debris ... read more

Where Are the Hotspots of Plant Diversity Along Boreal Streams?

Mar. 19, 2015 — The patterns of plant species diversity along Swedish boreal streams are closely linked to flow of surface and sub-surface water. The linkages between vegetation and hydrology are tight, and ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — Tsunamis triggered by the partial collapse of the Caribbean Monserrat volcano, 13,000 years ago, would have been much smaller than previously thought, according to research. It was previously thought ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — The number of people potentially exposed to future sea level rise and associated storm surge flooding may be highest in low-elevation coastal zones in Asia and ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — As the anniversary of the most fatal landslide in the history of the continental United States approaches, we are reminded of the importance of evaluating geologic hazards and communicating that ... read more

Mar. 10, 2015 — Devastating floodwaters such as those experienced during Iowa's Flood of 2008 are notoriously difficult to predict. So a team of mathematicians and hydrologists have set out to gain a better ... read more

Mar. 5, 2015 — When you walk on the beach, the sand supports your weight like a solid. What happens to the forces between the sand grains when you step on them to keep you from sinking? Researchers have developed a ... read more

IPCC Sea-Level Rise Scenarios Not Fit for Purpose for High-Risk Coastal Areas

Feb. 26, 2015 — The sea-level rise scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) do not necessarily provide the right information for high-risk coastal decision-making and management, according ... read more

Jan. 22, 2015 — Millions of Americans live in flood-prone areas. In 2012 alone, the cost of direct flood damage hit nearly half a billion dollars. However, because the factors contributing to flood risk are not ... read more

Jan. 13, 2015 — When levees fail, either naturally or as an intentional breach, as was the case on the Mississippi River in 2011, an orchestrated effort is made to remove or repair flood-damaged homes and other ... read more

Dec. 3, 2014 — Extensive areas of the world's deltas -- which accommodate some of the world's major cities -- will be drowned in the next century by rising sea levels, according to new work. A geologist ... read more

Nov. 19, 2014 — Engineers have created a new way to use lidar technology to identify and classify landslides on a landscape scale, which may revolutionize the understanding of landslides in the US and reveal them to ... read more

Geologist Reveals Correlation Between Earthquakes, Landslides in Peru

Nov. 4, 2014 — A geologist has demonstrated that earthquakes -- not climate change, as previously thought -- affect the rate of landslides in Peru. "Geologic records of landslide activity offer rare glimpses ... read more

New Methods to Calculate Risk of Floods

Oct. 21, 2014 — New methods to more accurately estimate long-term flood risk are being devised by researchers. The researchers are examining the possible causes of floods and how they interact with each other. This ... read more

Underwater Landslide Doubled Size of 2011 Japanese Tsunami

Oct. 2, 2014 — An ocean engineer has found that a massive underwater landslide, not just the 9.0 earthquake, was responsible for triggering the deadly tsunami that struck Japan in March ... read more

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