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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Norwegian explorer sees beauty in Arctic

    Norwegian explorer sees beauty in Arctic
    Whatever you did this summer, Cecilie Skog has you beat. "I was in the Arctic Ocean trying to canoe to the North Pole," said Skog, a Norwegian explorer and adventurer. "It was great, but we had to turn around because of the ice conditions. "It was just...
  • Silencing the 'reply all' beast

    Silencing the 'reply all' beast
    Do you work with a "reply all" maniac? Mild-mannered and pleasant in face-to-face conversation, he or she morphs into a compulsive communicator when offered the chance to hit that little envelope icon at the top of a group e-mail. Among the species...
  • "Wild Child and Other Stories" by T.C. Boyle

    "Wild Child and Other Stories" by T.C. Boyle
    "The Wild Child" By T.C. Boyle Viking. Pp. 304. $25.95 T.C. Boyle's volume of his collected stories first appeared in 1998, a book that included nearly seven hundred pages of his short fiction. Today, more than ten years and four volumes and dozens and...
  • The strands of the Sinaloa drug cartel web

    The strands of the Sinaloa drug cartel web
    Gabriel Dieblas Roman took orders from cartel bosses in Mexico, hard men who ruled by fear, but he wouldn't approve a shipment without talking to a plucky, middle-aged woman from Compton. Guadalupe "Lupita" Villalobos ran a storefront botanica where...
  • 'Cars 2: The Video Game' for PS3 will allow players to race in 3D

    'Cars 2: The Video Game' for PS3 will allow players to race in 3D
    For the upcoming release of Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 2,” the racing action will be a little more dimensional in the “Cars 2: The Video Game” for Sony’s Playstation 3. After all, the game will have 3D functionality. The...
  • Japan raises nuclear crisis rating to highest level

    Japanese nuclear regulatory officials Tuesday raised the severity rating at the earthquake- and tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant to the highest level by international standards, equaling the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown in the former Soviet Union....
  • Warning signs came before landslide in Oaxaca

     
    Residents of the remote village in the Mexican state of Oaxaca where a landslide swept away several hundred homes early Tuesday had warned of the precariousness of the rain-soaked hillsides. On Sept. 13, the newspaper OaxacaHoy reported that earth was...
  • Hundreds feared dead in landslide in Oaxaca

     
    A landslide swept a village in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca while residents slept and engulfed at least 100 homes, trapping and possibly killing at least 400 people, state authorities said (link in Spanish). Some estimates put the number of...
  • Mexico landslide turns out to be false alarm

     
    The Tuesday landslide in Mexico's state of Oaxaca that mobilized the nation's military and federal government for potentially hundreds of fatalities turns out to be much less devastating than initially thought. In fact, as of Wednesday, there are no...
  • Another landslide hits southern Mexico; 16 killed

     
    A fresh landslide in rain-weary southern Mexico killed 16 people on Wednesday in the largely indigenous and rural state of Chiapas, and the death toll from an earlier landslide in Oaxaca state rose to six, reported the state news agency Notimex (link in...
  • No hikers found trapped by mudslide in Angeles National Forest

     
    Los Angeles County fire officials said they could not find any victims reportedly trapped Monday afternoon in mud in the Angeles National Forest. Crews rushed to the scene near the Chantry Flats Campground about 2 p.m. after receiving reports of......
  • Mudslide traps hikers in Angeles National Forest

     
    Several hikers were reported trapped after a mudslide Monday afternoon near the Chantry Flats campground in the Angeles National Forest, officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. Details were sketchy but the hikers had been trapped,...