When Nature Destroys in Slow Motion

New York Times: On May 6, the iris garden alongside Jim and Charity Marlatts' house on a mountain two hours north of Albany was cleaved by a small crack only two inches wide. It was the start of a natural catastrophe, one that is still unfolding at an excruciatingly slow pace. The Marlatts' treasured glass-and-wood retirement home is now on the scarp -- the geologic term for the edge above -- of the largest landslide in New York State history. About 82 acres of earth is slipping downhill and taking trees, rocks......

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