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March 6, 2019 at 7:47 pm

Enquirer Quotes Springer on Landslides Becoming More Common

Gregory Springer, portrait in cave

Dr. Gregory Springer

The Cincinnati Enquirer quoted Dr. Gregory Springer, Associate Professor and Chair of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, in a story headlined “‘It’s like someone put a bomb in your yard.’ Landslides in Greater Cincinnati are bad. And they’ll probably get worse.”

As the earth warms, it means the atmosphere can hold more water, which translates to more precipitation and more intense storms, said Greg Springer, chair of the department of geological sciences at Ohio University.

That combination – added to this area’s already steep terrain – means landslides will “almost certainly become more common,” Springer said.

Read more in the Enquirer.

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