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Slideshow: The Global Impacts Of Beach Sand Mining

Sand Mining
Feb
25

Beach sand: so common, so complex, so perfect for sand castles and now a precious and vanishing resource.

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Rebuilding Communities in Flood Prone Coastal Zones

Destruction from Hurricane Ike

Hurricane Katrina destroyed communities in Louisiana. Ike leveled the Port Bolivar peninsula and parts of Galveston.

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Cambodia Under Sandmen’s Spell

Phnom Penh
News, Sand Mining
Feb
16

Singapore is struggling to find the sand it needs for its gigantic land reclamation and construction projects.

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Gravel beaches trapping oil from 1989 Exxon spill

Gravel beaches trapping oil from 1989 Exxon spill
News, Pollution
Feb
16

An engineering professor has figured out why oil remains trapped along miles of gravel beaches more than 20 years after the Exxon Valdez tanker disaster in Prince William Sound.

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The Negative Impacts Of Groins

The negative impact of groins

The negative impact of groins on downdrift shorelines is well understood.

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