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Mining of Coastal Sand

Mining Of Coastal Sand: A Critical Environmental And Economic Problem For Morocco

In Morocco, the extraction of beach and dune sand for use in the construction industry is destroying significant portions of the nation’s natural heritage.

California panel urges immediate action to protect from rising sea levels

As California officials see it, global warming is happening so there’s no time to waste in figuring out what to do.

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.

Destruction from Hurricane Ike

Rebuilding Communities in Flood Prone Coastal Zones

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

Phnom Penh

Cambodia Under Sandmen’s Spell

News, Sand Mining
Feb
16

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

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.

The negative impact of groins

The Negative Impacts Of Groins

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

Claims mining is destroying famous sand dunes

Claims Mining is Destroying Famous Sand Dunes

Kurnell Peninsula is in danger of becoming an island.

Liberia: Coastal Erosion Displaces Hundreds

News, Sand Mining
May
25

Coastal erosion has wiped out dozens of homes and left nearly 200 inhabitants homeless in Buchanan. Most of the erosion is caused by unregulated sand mining.

Rising Seas

Rising Seas to Destroy U.S. Beaches

You may have to kiss that summer trip to the beach goodbye later this century, thanks to rising sea levels and more intense tropical storms, scientists predict.

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