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A paper published in the EGU journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences this month shows that landslides triggered by human activity are on the rise. The conclusion is by a team at the UK's Sheffield University who compiled data on over 4800 fatal landslides during a 13-year period. You can read the press release on the EGU website.

Next month brings two important EGU deadlines. The call for candidates for EGU Treasurer is open until 15 September: we encourage EGU members to nominate themselves or propose a candidate. Before that, on 6 September, is the deadline to submit session proposals and short course ideas to the EGU 2019 General Assembly. We hope you help us shape the conference programme by submitting your proposals.


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General Assembly

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Journal Watch

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP)

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Connecting regional aerosol emissions reductions to local and remote precipitation responses

Extreme levels of Canadian wildfire smoke in the stratosphere over central Europe on 21–22 August 2017

Formation and evolution of tar balls from northwestern US wildfires

Biogeosciences (BG)


Dissolved Pb and Pb isotopes in the North Atlantic from the GEOVIDE transect (GEOTRACES GA-01) and their decadal evolution

Ideas and perspectives: Strengthening the biogeosciences in environmental research networks

Climate of the Past (CP)

Climate of the Past

Climate impact on the development of Pre-Classic Maya civilisation

Testing the consistency between changes in simulated climate and Alpine glacier length over the past millennium

Earth System Dynamics (ESD)

Earth System Dynamics

Improving the representation of anthropogenic CO2 emissions in climate models: impact of a new parameterization for the Community Earth System Model (CESM)

A quantitative approach to evaluating the GWP timescale through implicit discount rates

Geoscientific Model Development (GMD)

Geoscientific Model Development

Developing a global operational seasonal hydro-meteorological forecasting system: GloFAS-Seasonal v1.0

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS)

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

Estimating time-dependent vegetation biases in the SMAP soil moisture product

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS)

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences

Global fatal landslide occurrence from 2004 to 2016

Ocean Science (OS)

Ocean Science

Overflow of cold water across the Iceland–Faroe Ridge through the Western Valley

The Cryosphere (TC)

The Cryosphere

Channelized, distributed, and disconnected: subglacial drainage under a valley glacier in the Yukon

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