First lorry-load of sand arrives at storm-hit Hemsby beach, UK

Posted In Erosion, News
Mar
26

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Severe coastal erosion and falling houses, Norfolk, England. Photo source: ©© Martin

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Work has started to replace sand stripped away from a beach, following storms which left a row of houses perched on the edge of a cliff…

Read Full Article; BBC News (03-26-2018)

Seaside homes in Norfolk evacuated over fears they could fall into the sea, UK; Yahoo News UK (03-18-2018)

One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion; Science Daily (11-16-2017)
Coastal erosion may release waste from ten per cent of England’s historic coastal landfills in the next forty years, according to research from Queen Mary University of London and the Environment Agency…

Sand, Rarer Than One Thinks: A UNEP report (GEA-March 2014)
Despite the colossal quantities of sand and gravel being used, our increasing dependence on them and the significant impact that their extraction has on the environment, this issue has been mostly ignored by policy makers and remains largely unknown by the general public.
In March 2014 The United Nations released its first Report about sand mining. “Sand Wars” film documentary by Denis Delestrac – first broadcasted on the european Arte Channel, May 28th, 2013, where it became the highest rated documentary for 2013 – expressly inspired the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to publish this 2014-Global Environmental Alert.

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