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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

Climate Change to Have 'Little Effect' on Common Landslides

Oct. 6, 2016 — The frequency of common landslides is not likely to increase as a result of more rainstorms brought about by future climate change, new research has ... read more

Relationship Between Soil Color and Climate

Sep. 1, 2016 — What is the first color that comes to mind when you envision soil? Is it brown, black, yellow, or red? How about white, gray, green, or blue? Experts now explain that all of these answers are correct ... read more

Adaptation to Climate Risks: Political Affiliation Matters

Aug. 4, 2016 — A new study reveals that those who affiliate with the Democratic Party have different views than those who vote Republican on the following issues: the likelihood of floods occurring, adopting ... read more

New Study Calls for Old Methods of Coastal Management

July 6, 2016 — A recent collaborative research effort seeks to highlight this enclave of stability against the stark reality of Louisiana's predominantly sediment-starved, sinking deltaic ... read more

May 26, 2016 — A Utah mountainside collapsed 4,800 years ago in a gargantuan landslide known as a 'rock avalanche,' creating the flat floor of what is now Zion National Park by damming the Virgin River to ... read more

How Does Water Move Through Soil?

May 16, 2016 — In the basic water cycle, water falls on the land in some type of precipitation (rain or snow). It either is soaked into the ground or runs off into a body of water – storm water or natural. ... read more

Landslide Risk Remains High a Year After Magnitude-7.8 Nepal Earthquake

Apr. 25, 2016 — With the monsoon fast approaching, the landslide risk in Nepal remains high a year after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people, according to a research ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A sticky spot the size of a small island once slowed down a large ice stream. It was comprised of gas hydrates, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — Miami Beach flood events have significantly increased over the last decade due to an acceleration of sea-level rise in South Florida, a new report warns. The researchers suggest that regional ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — Landscapes are formed by a combination of uplift and erosion. Uplift from plate tectonics raises the land surface; erosion by rivers and landslides wears the land surface back down. In a new study, ... read more

Speeding Up Accuracy of Flood Risk Assessment

Mar. 18, 2016 — Researchers hope to provide advances in the planning for flood risk, thanks to a new, faster method of assessing the highly complex factors that cause floods in a specific ... read more

Adaptation to Increasing Flood Risk in Europe Should Aim to Reduce Impact

Mar. 17, 2016 — Scientists investigated the benefits of four adaptation measures to reduce the increasing flood risk in Europe under state-of-the-art global warming projections under a high-end climate scenario. ... read more

Citizen Science to Prevent the Effects of Floods

Mar. 2, 2016 — Researchers are working to develop a mobile phone application that allows user to share information about floods and their effects aiming to help ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — On 25 May 2014, a rain-on-snow–induced rock avalanche occurred in the West Salt Creek valley on the northern flank of Grand Mesa in western Colorado (United States). The avalanche mobilized from a ... read more

When Sea Levels Rise, Damage Costs Rise Even Faster

Feb. 29, 2016 — Damages from extreme events like floods are even more relevant than the mean sea level itself when it comes to the costs of climate impacts for coastal regions. A team of scientists now provides a ... read more

Record Missouri Flooding Was Humanmade Calamity, Scientist Says

Feb. 5, 2016 — Why was the New Year's flood in Missouri so bad? Most news reports blamed it on the heavy rain, but a professor of earth and planetary sciences says analysis of the flood data shows much of the ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Over sixty soil experts have gone together and provided an up to date overview of European soil threats. The extensive report, which among other things provides information on the geographical spread ... read more

What Do Lentils Have to Do With Geology?

Jan. 26, 2016 — When clayey materials are compressed and sheared, they commonly develop a 'scaly fabric' wherein the clay is divided by braided shear surfaces into lentil-shaped chips. Although such scaly ... read more

Researchers to Participate in Flood Reconnaissance Mission

Jan. 12, 2016 — Engineering researchers – experts in the study of how soil reacts to stress caused by earthquakes or floods – are participating in a multi-institutional research mission to document the effects ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — An evaluation of the major 7.8 magnitude subduction zone earthquake in Gorkha, Nepal, in April 2015, has identified characteristics that may be of special relevance to the future of the Pacific ... read more

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