Landslides Help Explain How Life Reaches Remote Islands

ENVIRONMENT Landslides are terrifying and dangerous for anyone caught up in them, but they may also have helped life spread around the world. (BBC Earth) What is a landslide? Use our reference resource to learn more. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas New research links mega-landslides to the way plants and other living things colonize … Continue reading Landslides Help Explain How Life Reaches Remote Islands

Deadly Mudslide in Washington

ENVIRONMENT Landslides are part of the geologic heritage of the Pacific Northwest, where a deadly mudslide claimed eight lives. But it’s almost impossible to tell when a slope is primed to fail. (Seattle Times) Use our resources to learn more about landslides. Discussion Ideas Read through our short encyclopedic entry on landslides. It lists three major causes of landslides: geology, morphology, and human activity. What … Continue reading Deadly Mudslide in Washington

Landslide Puts Homes at Risk

UNITED STATES Landslide Puts Homes at Risk More than a dozen people were evacuated and homes put at risk as a hillside on Whidbey Island, Washington, slid into the sea. One home was pushed more than 60 meters (200 feet) into Puget Sound, and the area remains without electricity or safe roads. According to the Centers for Disease Control, landslides result in about 25-50 deaths … Continue reading Landslide Puts Homes at Risk