Five-fold rise seen in UK landslides

BBC: Over the last 14 months there has been a five-fold increase in reported landslides in the UK, scientists say. The British Geological Survey (BGS) has over 16,000 records of landscapes, used to compare variations over time. In one month alone - December 2012 - there were 75 UK landslides, compared with a typical annual average of 60. The link between heavy rainfall in 2012 and landslides in the same period was reported at the British Science Festival in Newcastle. "We saw significant increases,......

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