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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • A glance at 2 Gulf spills: 1 infamous, 1 virtually unnoticed

    Five years ago, BP's massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico exposed weaknesses in the drilling industry's safety culture and gaps in its spill response capabilities. But another spill had been befouling the Gulf for years — virtually unnoticed —...
  • French officials: Alps avalanche kills 3 tourists, injures 1

    Three foreign tourists — two Austrians and an Italian — have died in an avalanche in the French Alps, and a fourth tourist has been taken by helicopter to a hospital in Grenoble with unspecified injuries. Hautes-Alpes department officials...
  • Flood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers cross danger mark

    Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan moved to higher ground Monday as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert just six months after some 600 people died in flooding that left the...
  • A dog named Blue eases sadness over loss of loved ones in landslide

    A dog named Blue eases sadness over loss of loved ones in landslide
    After Brandy, his wife of 37 years, was killed in the Oso landslide on March 22, 2014, in a rural community north of Seattle, one of the very few bright spots for Tim Ward was the reunion with his dog, Blue. A series of events Seattle and elsewhere...
  • Oso remembers deadly mudslide with prayer, potlucks, but no raft trip

    Oso remembers deadly mudslide with prayer, potlucks, but no raft trip
    The landslide that destroyed dozens of homes and killed 43 men, women and children will be remembered in ways both public and private on Sunday, the first anniversary of the disaster that slammed into a mountain subdivision called Steelhead Haven 60 miles...
  • Watch: Massive avalanche buries skier alive

    Watch: Massive avalanche buries skier alive
    A group of skiers were skiing a mountain in Les Crosets, Switzerland, when a brutal avalanche ruined their good time. One of the group member was buried from the massive amount of snow, and immediately one of his friend's frantically rescued him....
  • Hail coats beach as storm brings lightning, flood warnings

    Hail coats beach as storm brings lightning, flood warnings
    A winter storm brought hail to parts of Southern California on Monday, and dangerous lightning extended from Hermosa Beach to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Meanwhile, a flash flood warning was issued for parts of Orange County where a fire last year...
  • Hail, water spouts, huge downpours as storm moves in

    Hail, water spouts, huge downpours as storm moves in
    A winter storm sweeping through Southern California on Sunday brought scattered showers, hail and thunderstorms, while ski resorts have prepared for up to a foot of snow. Parts of Ventura County saw up to half an inch of rain per hour, prompting a flash...
  • Pacific Coast Highway to reopen after mudslide in Ventura County

    A stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County was shut down in both directions early Sunday because of a mudslide, but officials anticipated reopening the road in the evening. Around 4:30 a.m., the slide dumped 3 to 5 feet of mud on portions of...
  • Desperate Afghan avalanche survivors await rescue on roofs

    Desperate Afghan avalanche survivors await rescue on roofs
    In an endless sea of white, Afghan villagers waited on rooftops Friday, waving in desperation as helicopters swooped low over the avalanche-struck region. All around them, homes, people and livestock had vanished under the snow. The avalanche in this...
  • Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 165 amid rescue efforts

    Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 165 amid rescue efforts
    The number of people killed in a massive avalanche in a mountain-bound valley in northeastern Afghanistan rose on Thursday to 165 as lack of equipment and the sheer depth of snow that buried entire homes and families hampered rescue efforts. "We're...