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Perspectives on the Nepal earthquake

As the death toll continues to rise in Nepal, Senior Lecturer Dr Ian Willis, and PhD student Evan Miles, from the Scott Polar Research Institute contemplate the fate of people in a remote part of the country, ...

dateApr 29, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Microwave radar monitors sliding slopes

If entire mountain slopes start to slide, danger threatens. It is not always easy to predict and monitor these mass movements. In an international project, scientists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, combined ...

dateMar 10, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Mine landslide triggered quakes

Last year's gigantic landslide at a Utah copper mine probably was the biggest nonvolcanic slide in North America's modern history, and included two rock avalanches that happened 90 minutes apart and surprisingly ...

dateJan 06, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Climate change affects mountain forests

(Phys.org) —Mountain forests in the Alps react very differently but noticeably to a warmer climate. Even if the target of limiting the Earth's average temperature increase to 2 degrees were met, this would ...

dateMar 14, 2013 in Environment
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