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Landslides

Are Kashmir's Floods India's Katrina Moment?

Yousra Y. Fazili | Posted 11.15.2014 | World
Yousra Y. Fazili

The world is watching to see if Modi can rise to the occasion and show that he is capable of rising above the sectarianism that plagues Indian politics to lead Kashmir into the bosom of a potentially kinder mother India.

WATCH: Surprising Science Behind Deadly Mudslides

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.28.2014 | Science

What causes mudslides? That simple question is suddenly a very poignant one, given the deadly landslide that devastated the small community of Oso in ...

Rescuers Dig In Mud, Rain For Dead In Mexican Landslides

AP | EDUARDO VERDUGO | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

LA PINTADA, Mexico — Fourteen hours per body. That's how long search crews with shovels, hydraulic equipment, anything they can muster, are ave...

Helicopter Crashes During Rescue Mission, Killing 20

AP | By RAFIQ MAQBOOL | Posted 08.25.2013 | World

GAUCHAR, India (AP) — Paramilitary soldiers on Wednesday recovered 20 bodies from a steep hillside in northern India where a helicopter crashed whil...

23 Dead, Dozens Missing In Floods

AP | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

LUCKNOW, India -- Torrential rain and floods washed away buildings and roads, killing at least 23 people in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, ...

Turmoil on the Tundra

Anuraag Girdhar | Posted 08.13.2013 | Science
Anuraag Girdhar

Tearing down the slopes of the Brooks Range is actually a creeping landslide. And geologists and policymakers are in a scramble to address the issue that happened to strike Alaska's most vulnerable chord.

Body Found Of Child Lost In Deadly Landslide

AP | Posted 05.23.2013 | Crime

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Authorities on Thursday recovered the body of a boy missing since a rockslide killed a classmate and left two others injured a day ...

83 Trapped In Landslide In Tibetan Gold Mine Area

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 05.29.2013 | World

BEIJING — No signs of life have been detected at a gold mining site in a mountainous area of Tibet more than 24 hours after a massive landslide ...

Washington State Landslide Destroys Home, Threatens Others

AP | DOUG ESSER | Posted 05.27.2013 | Green

SEATTLE — Some residents evacuated from hillside homes on Washington state's Whidbey Island after a large landslide are being told they can retu...

One Body Recovered After Landslide In Western Canada

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2012 | Green

TORONTO, July 16 (Reuters) - An emergency team has recovered a male body after a landslide swept through a remote village of in the mountainous inte...

Massive Landslide In Alaska Sweeps Over Glacier

AP | MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 09.12.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Even by Alaska standards, the rock slide in Glacier Bay National Park was a huge event. It was a monumental ...

Heavy Landslides Kill 8 In Nepal

AP | Posted 06.29.2012 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal -- An official in Nepal says landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed at least eight people and two more are missing. ...

At Least 30 Dead After Uganda Landslide

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2012 | Green

* Govt says 109 people still missing * Search and rescue operation called off * Further misery from pounding rains expec...

Landslide Leaves Ugandan Village In Shambles

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2012 | Green

* More than 100 may have been buried, parliamentarian says * East Uganda often hit by landslides during heavy rains (Adds Red Cross...

Danger May Force Thousands To Move From Three Gorges Dam

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.17.2012 | World

SHANGHAI -- Another 100,000 people may have to move away from China's Three Gorges Dam due to the risk of disastrous landslides and bank collapses aro...

Questions Remain After Landslide Disaster

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green

* Landslide swept over quarry used for Exxon gas project * Independent expert had raised safety concerns * Call for thor...

Several Dead After Landslide Hits Papua New Guinea

AP | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea -- Rescuers were pulling bodies from the debris of a landslide that struck mountainous central Papua New Guinea, a disa...

Malaysian Landslide Kills 7

AP | By SEAN YOONG | Posted 10.07.2011 | Home

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Police say a landslide triggered by heavy rain has killed seven Malaysian villagers at an indigenous settlement near the Cam...

Deadly South Korea Landslides Kill 32

AP | SAM KIM and HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — Walls of mud barreling down a hill buried 10 college students sleeping outside Seoul, and flash floods submerged streets an...

After Heavy Rains, Landslides Leave Southern California Homes In Danger

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — The land behind six hillside homes overlooking a Southern California golf course has given way and authorities on Friday ...

2010 Saw Deadliest Weather In A Generation, More Than A Quarter Million Killed

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN and JULIE REED BELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This was the year the Earth struck back. Earthquakes, heat waves, floods, volcanoes, super typhoons, blizzards, landslides and droughts killed at lea...

Bangladesh Landslides Kill At Least 47, Bury Homes

AP | TOFAYEL AHMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Powerful landslides triggered by heavy rains killed at least 49 people in southeastern Bangladesh on Tuesday, striking...

Tropical Storm Agatha Kills At Least 142 In Central America

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GUATEMALA CITY — Flooding and landslides from the season's first tropical storm have killed at least 145 people and made thousands homeless in C...

Haiti's Fayette Villagers Forgotten at Epicenter

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Fear continues to linger in Fayette, the village closest to the epicenter of the earthquake in Haiti. A visit from scientists who are doing more than passing through with their instruments would be appreciated.

Uganda Landslide: At Least 70 Killed, Hundreds Missing

AP | GODFREY OLUKYA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUDUDA, Uganda — Rivers of mud swamped houses, stores and at least one school after heavy rains in this Central African country, killing at leas...