Erosion at New York’s Hart Island graveyard unearths human bones

Posted In Erosion, News
Apr
25


City Island and Hart Island, off Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay and Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, New York, are the largest of the Pelham Islands. Captions and Photo source: ©© Doc Searls

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Hart Island, a massive burial ground near the Bronx borough of New York City, is eroding, unearthing human bones along the shoreline. Advocates said the city hasn’t done anything – until now…

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