Latest Erosion News

Brazilian researchers discover dinosaur fossil after heavy rains in Rio Grande do Sul

Jul. 16, 2024 21:29 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A team of Brazilian scientists has discovered a fossilized skeleton of what they believe is one of the world’s oldest dinosaurs after heavy rains in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul accelerated the natural process of erosion. The fossil found next to...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jun. 28, 2024 11:32 AM EDT

The Advocate. June 25, 2024. Editorial: In the end, regulators got it right on redfish limits Louisiana has perhaps no more iconic fish than the redfish. Demand for the popular sport fish exploded in the 1980s, when famed New Orleans chef Paul...

More homeowners are needed to join the push to restore Honolulu’s urban watersheds

Jun. 18, 2024 15:14 PM EDT

It’s been a year since eight conservation groups launched an unprecedented, large-scale restoration effort in the islands that tries to apply the Hawaiian concept of ahupuaa ridge-to-reef land management to one of Honolulu’s most heavily developed areas. So far, that $7.8 million...

China is accelerating the forced urbanization of rural Tibetans, rights group says

May. 21, 2024 20:34 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is accelerating the forced urbanization of Tibetan villagers and herders, Human Rights Watch said, in an extensive report that adds to state government and independent reports of efforts to assimilate rural Tibetans through control over their language and traditional...

Help is coming for a Jersey Shore town that's losing the man-vs-nature battle on its eroded beaches

Apr. 26, 2024 14:36 PM EDT

NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A long-running sandstorm at the Jersey Shore could soon come to an end as New Jersey will carry out an emergency beach replenishment project at one of the state's most badly eroded beaches. North Wildwood and the state have been fighting in court for...