LISTEN: How Alaskan communities are adapting to a warmer climate with more landslides

Heavy rains led to a landslide in Haines on Wednesday, December 2. (Jacob Cheeseman photo)

As Alaska warms, landslides are projected to be a growing problem. What have we learned from the deadly landslides in Sitka and the more recent event in Haines? How much will research and early warning systems help communities plan for development in the future, particularly in Southeast Alaska? We’ll discuss the science on ground instability and how it could save lives.

HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Lisa Busch, Executive Director, Sitka Sound Science Center
  • Ben Murius, Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Ronald Daanen, Geologist, Alaska Department of Natural Resources


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.

Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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