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Active Mudslide Covers Idaho Road

April 12, 2017 - in Featured, Roads, Video

Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) crews were on scene with cameras rolling as a hillside broke free and covered a section of U.S. 95 south of Bonners Ferry on Friday, April 7, 2017.

Green Build Project at San Diego International Airport Earns ISI’s Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Platinum Award

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Green Build’s landside project at San Diego International Airport (SAN) recently received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s…

Landslide West of Elk City Buries Section of Idaho 14 in Tons of Debris

February 21, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Roads

LEWISTON - A major landslide on the afternoon of Thurs., Feb. 18, buried a 500-foot section of Idaho 14 about 10 miles west of Elk City in rock and…

The European Environment Agency Releases a Report on Green Infrastructure

September 21, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Water

Building and managing a well-planned network of natural areas might provide an effective and, in many cases, cheaper solution for coping with natural disasters such as floods or landslides. A new report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA)…

Landslides, Mudslides Likely to Remain a Significant Threat in Nepal for Months

April 29, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Emergency

ANN ARBOR, April 29, 2015—The threat of landslides and mudslides remains high across much of Nepal's high country, and the risk is likely to increase when the monsoon rains arrive this summer, according to a University of Michigan researcher. U-M geomorphologist…

As Oso Disaster Anniversary Nears, Kentucky Geologists Urge Preparation for Landslides

March 12, 2015 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 11, 2015—As the anniversary of the most fatal landslide in the history of the continental United States approaches, we are reminded of the importance of evaluating geologic hazards and communicating that information to communities that…

Washington State Looks to Fund Statewide LiDAR Mapping of Geologic Hazards

October 10, 2014 - in Modeling, Projects, Surveying/Mapping

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is requesting $6.6 million to expand LiDAR mapping across Washington. The agency is making the case for the high-resolution mapping method due to the landslide disaster at Oso that killed 43 people. Detailed…

Hiroshima to Install Sensors to Detect Landslides

August 23, 2014 - in Erosion control, Maintenance, Sensors

The central government and Hiroshima Prefectural Government plan to place mudslide sensors in the northern part of the prefecture where at least 90 people were reported dead or missing as of Friday, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported Friday. The land ministry and…

Eight Dead, 18 Missing After Massive Washington State Landslide

March 24, 2014 - in Emergency

Eight people were dead and at least 18 were still missing nearly two days after a landslide in Washington state buried homes and cars under mud and tangled debris up to 15 feet deep, authorities said. The search for victims was due to resume early on Monday…

Landslide Sensors May Save Lives Worldwide

December 27, 2013 - in Emergency, Sensors

Using technology found in cell phones, inexpensive sensors being tested at Monte Sano State Park might one day soon save lives by giving advance warning of deadly landslides in at-risk areas around the world. The wireless test sensors are installed around…