In Miami, Worries About Cuba Include Grains of Sand (!)

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On-board a sand dredger, offshore Miami. Photo courtesy of: “Sand Wars” Award-Winning Filmmaker: © Denis Delestrac (2013).

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For some, concerns over the tourism threat Cuba poses to Miami have reached the granular level…

Read Full Article, Miami Herald

Where Sand Is Gold, the Reserves Are Running Dry, The New York Times (08-26-2013)

“Sand Wars,” An Investigation Documentary, By Denis Delestrac
Based on encounters with sand smugglers, barefoot millionaires, corrupt politicians, unscrupulous real estate developers and environmentalists, this investigation takes us around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: the “Sand Wars” have begun.

Palm Beach Mid-Town Dredge Project, A Youtube Video (02-04-2015)
“Beach nourishment projects like this have become commonplace along the US East and Gulf Coasts. These projects have immediate environmental impacts through burial of nearshore habitat and increased turbidity during project placement.The cumulative environmental impacts of doing this repeatedly on the same beach while conducting projects from Maine to Texas is unknown. But, we should be concerned. ” —Robert S. Young, PhD, Director, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Professor, Coastal Geology, Western Carolina University

Palm Beach Sea Turtles Killed During Beach Renourishment Project, Broward Palm Beach New Times (04-28-2015)

Is Beach Renourishment Worth The Money? WWAY News (02-16-2015)

“The Beaches Are Moving,” A Video featuring Orrin Pilkey, PhD
World famous coastal geologist Orrin H. Pilkey takes us to the beach and explains why erosion has become a problem…