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Landslides

On the heels of the Seattle Times winning the Pulitzer for their coverage of the Oso Landslide, the recently-updated Global Landslide Catalog reminds us that they'll probably have more stories like this to cover in the future. The first publicly available catalog of global rainfall-triggered landslides shows how Western Washington is the most-affected area in the nation when it comes to landslides. They measured more than 100 regional slides since 2007, though they also not that fewer than 5% of the roughly 20,000 fatalities were reported in North America. [CL]