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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Indian landslide kills 10, traps up to 150

    Indian landslide kills 10, traps up to 150
    Heavy rain triggered a landslide in rural western India that killed at least ten people and trapped up to 150 more after thick mud came crashing down on thatch huts and brick houses on Wednesday, a national disaster official said. Rescue teams and local...
  • Hunter charged with sparking massive Rim fire, state's third-largest

    Hunter charged with sparking massive Rim fire, state's third-largest
    A federal grand jury Thursday indicted a 32-year-old hunter with starting a campfire last year that spread to become the Rim fire, which scorched more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park. It became the third-largest blaze in state...
  • Complaints of environmental neglect follow deadly Italian flood

    ROME (Reuters) - A flash flood that killed four people at a summer festival in northern Italy has reopened long-standing complaints that chronic environmental neglect has destabilized fragile hillsides and created the conditions for deadly landslides....
  • California mudslides: Losses mount after 'a river of mud and rocks'

    When the wildest weather arrived Sunday afternoon before the mudslide hit, Michelle Olson was staring out the window of a flooded basement with a bucket in one hand and a mop in the other muttering, "Oh my God, how bad can this get?" A few minutes...
  • NHL playoff Picks: Can Flyers or Rangers go deep?

     
    Some things in the NHL playoffs are guarantees. Penguins star Sidney Crosby will again grow a pathetic mustache and make annoying whiny faces when he’s hit. His teammate, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, will implode at some point and let up seven......
  • Linda McPherson, other landslide victims, memorialized in Washington

    A retired librarian became the first of the at least 30 people killed in last month’s landslide in Washington to be memorialized as several hundred people gathered to remember her life Saturday afternoon. Two weeks ago, Linda McPherson was reading...
  • Discovery Cancels 'Everest Jump Live' in Light of Deadly Avalanche

    After Mt. Everest suffered its deadliest avalanche early Friday which killed 13 people, Discovery Channel has cancelled "Everest Jump Live," scheduled for May 11. "In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mt Everest and respect for the families of the...
  • Obama tours Washington mudslide devastation, praises rescuers

    OSO, Wash. — Standing beneath a banner proclaiming "Oso Strong" one month after the deadly landslide, President Obama told the residents of the hard-hit Stillaguamish Valley that the nation is grieving with them as they struggle to rebuild homes,...
  • Discovery to air 'Everest Avalanche Tragedy' doc in May

    The deadly April 18 avalanche that killed killed 13 and left three people missing on Mt. Everest will be the subject of a 90-minute documentary "Everest Avalanche Tragedy" that will air on Discovery on May 4. Discovery had a camera crew from NBC News...
  • Wyoming town 'cowboys up' to deal with landslide threat

    JACKSON, Wyo. — Just a few years after Thomas Ralston moved to town, a chimney fire burned down his home. Last month, he was driving when a 3,000-pound boulder fell from a mountain onto the roof of his brand-new truck. So when a police officer...
  • Washington mudslide: Search ends for last 2 bodies

    EVERETT, Wash. -- The numbers tell the story in the lovely but dangerous Stillaguamish Valley, site of a deadly March landslide, one of the worst natural disasters in Washington state history. Thirty-seven days spent searching for victims -- first...