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Ground failure study shows deep landslides not reactivated by 2018 Anchorage Quake

Wed, 23/10/2019 - 20:03
Major landslides triggered by the 1964 magnitude 9.2 Great Alaska earthquake responded to, but were not reactivated by, the magnitude 7.1 Anchorage earthquake that took place 30 November 2018, researchers concluded in a new study.

Rice irrigation worsened landslides in deadliest earthquake of 2018

Tue, 08/10/2019 - 15:46
Irrigation significantly exacerbated the earthquake-triggered landslides in Palu, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, in 2018, according to an international study.

Santa Barbara coastline: Preparing for the future

Mon, 30/09/2019 - 18:15
Santa Barbara County residents love their coastline, from the small-town beaches of Carpinteria to Santa Barbara's waterfront to camping hotspots like Jalama Beach and dramatic Guadalupe Dunes. But drastic changes are in store in coming decades as temperatures and sea levels rise, bringing massive impacts to local ecology and human systems.

Climate change affects floods in Europe

Wed, 28/08/2019 - 19:01
For a long time, scientists argued whether or not climate change is affecting floods. No clear trends seemed to be evident. Now, in a major international study, data from numerous measurement stations all across Europe have been evaluated. The data clearly shows that climate change is indeed influencing the magnitude of flood events. However, climate change has different consequences in different regions.

Scientists call for infiltration to be better incorporated into land surface models

Wed, 28/08/2019 - 13:05
Soil scientists can't possibly be everywhere at once to study every bit of soil across the planet. Plus, soils are constantly changing.

'100-year' floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps

Thu, 22/08/2019 - 21:50
Researchers have developed new maps that predict coastal flooding for every county on the Eastern and Gulf Coasts and find 100-year floods could become annual occurrences in New England; and happen every one to 30 years along the southeast Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico shorelines.