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Phys Org   26 May 2016   USA   Utah  
<p>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 create a lake that existed for 700 years.</p> <p> </p>
Phys Org   26 April 2016   Nepal   Nepal landslides  
<p>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 University of Michigan-led research team.</p><p>The April 25, 2015, earthquake struck ...
Phys Org   22 March 2016   USA   Washington  
<p>On March 22, 2014, a hillside above Oso, Washington collapsed, unleashing a torrent of mud and debris that buried the community of Steelhead Haven. Forty-three people lost their lives, making it one of the single deadliest landslide disasters in U.S. history.</p> <p> ...
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Phys Org   28 July 2015   China   China Desert  
<p>The world's deserts may be storing some of the climate-changing carbon dioxide emitted by human activities, a new study suggests. Massive aquifers underneath deserts could hold more carbon than all the plants on land, according to the new research.</p> <p> ...
Phys Org   14 July 2015   Greenland   Greenland  
<p>According to a new study published in Nature Geoscience, the Greenland ice sheet has been shown to accelerate in response to surface rainfall and melt associated with late-summer and autumnal cyclonic weather events.<br>Samuel Doyle and an international ...
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Phys Org   01 July 2015   USA   Purdue University  
<p>A test chamber developed at Purdue University allows engineers to simulate precisely what happens to soil underground during the installation of piles and other structural elements, a research tool for improving construction of everything from buildings ...
Phys Org   11 June 2015   USA   Texas  
<p>A research team at The University of Texas at Arlington is using giant lightweight geofoam blocks to bolster the earth beneath roads and bridges and slow down the settling of roadways and bridges.</p> <p>Anand Puppala, UT Arlington associate dean for research ...