Danger in the sand: Miami beach votes to secure control over sand

Posted In Beach Nourishment, News
May
12

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Onboard a sand dredger, Miami, Florida.
“Sand is the second most consumed natural resource, after water. The construction-building industry is by far the largest consumer of this finite resource. The traditional building of one average-sized house requires 200 tons of sand; a hospital requires 3,000 tons of sand; each kilometer of highway built requires 30,000 tons of sand… A nuclear plant, a staggering 12 million tons of sand…”Captions and Photograph by “Sand Wars” Award-Winning Filmmaker: Denis Delestrac. ©2013

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The City of Miami Beach voted to secure some control over the donation of sand to its beaches- which are owned by the state of Florida…

Read Full Article, CBS Miami

Study: Sand nourishment linked to fewer marine life, Phys.Org (04-04-2016)

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

Column: The future of Florida’s beaches and the public’s right to know; Op Ed. by Orrin Pilkey (12-07-2015)

Increased flooding, accelerated sea-level rise in Miami over last decade, new study shows; Science Daily (04-05-2016)
Miami Beach flood events have significantly increased over the last decade due to an acceleration of sea-level rise in South Florida, a new report warns. The researchers suggest that regional sea-level projections should be used in place of global projections to better prepare for future flood hazards in the region…

Developers don’t get it: climate change means we need to retreat from the coast, Guardian UK (15-03-2016)
It is preposterous to build in areas that are bound to flood. So why are real estate companies still doing it?..

Miami Beach Sees Rising Seas as No Threat to Real Estate Boom, For Now; Phys.Org (04-22-2015)

How Your Taxes Help Inflate The Value Of Coastal Properties Threatened By Climate Change; ThinkProgress (06-05-2015)

“Sand, Rarer Than One Thinks”: A UNEP Report (GEA-March 2014)

Dams – Cutting off our Beach Sand; By Gary Griggs (12-19-2014)

Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Award-Winning Filmmaker Denis Delestrac (2013)

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