Surfing in / Films

The Aloha Project, A Video

Celebrate, Films
May
30

Ryan Moss, a lover of nature, photographer and filmmaker, reveals just how beautifully simple life on an island can be. And he wants to share that feeling with the world. And Yes, even in a world as naturally beautiful as Hawaii, it takes a conscious effort to keep it healthy and protected…

Comments Off on The Aloha Project, A Video

Mining For Smartphones – “Coast, Coral and Community,” A Documentary Series

A remote island of the Indonesian archipelago is being stripped off its forests and dug up for tin used in millions of mobile phones, tablets and laptops. Tin mining is taking its toll on the island’s coastline, damaging mangrove forests that help protect it from tropical storms and big waves.

Comments Off on Mining For Smartphones – “Coast, Coral and Community,” A Documentary Series

Exploring Deep Sea Volcanoes off the Coast of Barbados: An Artist’s Perspective

Mary Edna Fraser, an artist known for her large-scale batiks on silk and illustrations of geology and geography, was invited on the Research Vessel Atlantis, to capture the essence of discovery as scientists mapped the seafloor.

Comments Off on Exploring Deep Sea Volcanoes off the Coast of Barbados: An Artist’s Perspective

The Lumber Boom of Coastal South Carolina

A new display at the South Carolina Maritime Museum in Georgetown called “HENRIETTA, the Largest Wooden Sailing Ship Ever Built in South Carolina,” effectively combines illustrations and illuminations to explain the huge amount of resources needed to construct the square-rigged HENRIETTA.

Comments Off on The Lumber Boom of Coastal South Carolina

A Siege of Salt and Sand, Official Trailer

Caught between the corrupting sea and the hungry desert, Tunisia today faces a catastrophic convergence of climate chaos… Filmmakers Radhouane Addala and ST McNeil are traveling across Tunisia to visualize the fallout of climate change today in North Africa.

Comments Off on A Siege of Salt and Sand, Official Trailer

DamNation; a Documentary That’s Testing the Waters of Corporate Social Responsibility

elwha-dam-2011
Erosion, Films, News
Apr
18

DamNation is a feature documentary, shown this week at SXSW in Austin, Tx. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.

Comments Off on DamNation; a Documentary That’s Testing the Waters of Corporate Social Responsibility

Years Of Living Dangerously

Hollywood celebrities and respected journalists span the globe to explore the issues of climate change and cover intimate stories of human triumph and tragedy. The show premiers Sunday April 13th at 10pm on SHOWTIME.

Comments Off on Years Of Living Dangerously

Sand Wars Movie: UK Diffusion April 2nd, 2014

Sand Wars film documentary by Denis Delestrac, premieres in the United Kingdom 7.50pm, Wednesday 2 April Sky 534 & Virgin Media 243, on PBS America.

Comments Off on Sand Wars Movie: UK Diffusion April 2nd, 2014

Sand Wars: Premieres At Washington DC Environmental Film Festival

Sand Wars movie: Premieres At Washington Environmental Film Festival, on March 20th. Discussion with filmmaker Denis Delestrac and geologist and “sandman” Michael Welland follows screenings.

Comments Off on Sand Wars: Premieres At Washington DC Environmental Film Festival

Sand Mining

You can make a difference and help save our beaches

Learn simple things that you can do to help protect beaches starting with simply educating others about the beach thereby helping us celebrate the beauty of the world’s beaches.


Join our campaign!

Sign the petition to end global sand mining.


  • Sand Mining Resources

  • More / Sand Mining

    Why This Sand From Texas Is Suddenly Worth $80 a Ton

    July 14th, 2018

    A major second wave of US fracking is about to be unleashed upon the world.

    Read More

    Bridge Collapse In Mangaluru: Illegal Sand Mining Takes A Very Heavy Toll; India

    July 7th, 2018

    A bridge built in 1980 has collapsed not due to rain and floods, but due to illegal sand mining. The life of the bridge as prescribed by engineers back in 1980 was 100 years. But thanks to the sand mafia, its life has been cut by 62 years.

    Read More

    Illegal sand mining re-emerges in Hanoi, Vietnam

    July 6th, 2018

    Despite last year crack down on sand dredging, illegal sand mining activities have re-started in Phúc Thọ District of Hanoi, causing much public concern.

    Read More

    Riddle of the sands: the truth behind stolen beaches and dredged islands

    July 1st, 2018

    The insatiable demand of the global building boom has unleashed an illegal market in sand. Gangs are now stealing pristine beaches to order and paradise islands are being dredged and sold to the construction industry.

    Read More

    A wider, deeper beach awaits Ocean City vacationers, but is it safe?

    June 2nd, 2018

    Ocean City vacationers may notice deeper, wider beaches, the result of a $282 million sand-dredging project aimed at protecting the resort town from storm damage. But the work also raises concerns about surf injuries and swimmer safety.

    Read More

    Jobless Cape Coast youth venture into illegal beach sand winning; Ghana

    May 26th, 2018

    The youth at Bakaano, a suburb of Cape Coast, have taken to illegal mining due to the unavailability of jobs.

    Read More

    Cities from the sea: the true cost of reclaimed land

    May 2nd, 2018

    Asia is growing. Literally. From Malaysia to Dubai, luxury developments are rising on artificial islands and coastlines. Everybody wins – except the local sea life and the fishermen who depend on it

    Read More

    It’s not just Xolobeni: What the Australian mining company did in the Western Cape; South Africa

    April 29th, 2018

    The Australian mining company seeking the right to mine in Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape, has been lashed for its treatment of a community in the Western Cape where it has been accused of breaching its legal obligations.

    Read More

    Archive / Sand Mining