© Matt Black, undated, After the Fall, Santiago Mitlatongo / Mexico

CLOUD STORIES / Part 1 of 2

Southern Mexico’s Mixteca region is one of the most heavily eroded landscapes on earth: up to five meters of topsoil have been lost. In the town of Santiago Mitlatongo, soil loss triggered a geological phenomenon called “slumping.” Like a slow-motion landslide, the town is sliding downhill at the rate of one meter per day, destroying homes and livelihoods as houses and farmland slip into the valley below. (+)

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