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The Pyrenean ibex, an impressive mountain goat that lived in the central Pyrenees in Spain, went extinct in 2000. But a...
Tight budgets are forcing NASA to consider turning off one or more planetary science projects that have completed their...
Ebola is not a stranger to West Africa—an outbreak in the 1990s killed chimpanzees and sickened one researcher. But the...
In an as-yet-unpublished report, an international panel of geoscientists has concluded that a pair of deadly...
Tropical disease experts tried and failed before to eradicate yaws, a rare disfiguring disease of poor countries. Now,...
Since 2002, researchers have reported that agricultural communities in the hot and humid Pacific Coast of Central...
Balkan endemic kidney disease surfaced in the 1950s and for decades defied attempts to finger the cause. It occurred...
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Massive Landslide Pinpointed by Seismometers
26 February 2014 12:30 pm
The largest landslide of rock and ice since 2010 has been located through a network of seismometers. On 16 February, a sheer face of Mount La Perouse in remote southeastern Alaska collapsed, as first reported on The Landslide Blog of the American Geophysical Union. The landslide was detected and measured by a technique developed by Göran Ekström and Colin Stark of Columbia University, who estimate that about 68 million tons of rock, snow, and ice hurtled 7.4 kilometers from the mountaintop. They created this image by combining a recent satellite image with a digital model of the terrain.
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