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The Sunnydale Kids, Movie

“We can’t pretend to fix all of the problems inner city kids face. What we can do is give them a fun day out…”

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Sand Wars: Environment Award 2014 Winner At The 11th Annual San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival

The San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival has announced the 10 awards winners of its 11th Annual Festival, and conferred the Environment Award to Denis Delestrac Documentary Film: Sand Wars.

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The Floating Classroom, Journey to the South Pacific

The Kalabia is a floating classroom that travels from island to island, educating young villagers about the importance of their environments and how to protect them. “Journey to the South Pacific,” is a feature documentary by MacGillivray Freeman Films, presented by One World One Ocean and narrated by Cate Blanchett.

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Six Decades of a Warming Earth, NASA Video

This visualization shows how global temperatures have risen from 1950 through the end of 2013.

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Pipeline, Winter 2013; A Video

North Shore of Oahu, Pipeline. A Vimeo video by Eric Sterman.

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Rivers and Tides, Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2001)

Andy Goldsworthy
Celebrate, Films

If world reknown artist Andy Goldsworthy’s humility in the face of change reminds us that all is vanity, his playfulness also reminds us that a fervent engagement in the moment is in its own way infinite… A deeply moving film, shot in four countries and across four seasons…

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Boat Schools : A Floating Future

Every year millions of school children in Bangladesh miss countless school days when their schools are flooded. But now local NGO have come up with a simple solution, building schools that float.

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Beach Erosion, Western Australia

Erosion, Films, News

Residents living near a popular northern suburbs beach say it’s in danger of disappearing completely. Quinns Rocks locals say while governments argue over whose problem it is ….. the beach continues to erode.

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Let’s Talk About Sand: Denis Delestrac At TEDxBarcelona

Denis Delestrac latest feature documentary, “Sand Wars” is an epic eco-thriller that takes the audience around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: we are running out of sand! In this TEDxBarcelona talk, he explains us where sand comes from and where it ends up…

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    Sand: the new gold

    March 5th, 2018

    This is one of the most consumed natural resources in the world. In cambodia, its mining as lead to an environmental catastrophe, while in singapore sand has contributed to 24% of the island’s expansion.

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    Schoolboys employed in sand mining, Tamil Nadu, India

    March 3rd, 2018

    Poverty and proximity to riverbeds have been weaning away a number of children studying in government schools and pushing them into sand mining. The sand mafia, in a bid to find cheap labour, has been using schoolchildren to lift sand from the riverbeds. The unsuspecting youngsters fall prey to the designs of the mafia, tempted by the money on offer.

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    Asia’s hunger for sand takes a toll on endangered species

    March 3rd, 2018

    Across Asia, rampant extraction of sand for construction is eroding coastlines and scouring waterways. t’s a global concern, but especially acute in Asia, where all trends show that urbanization and the region’s big construction boom are going to continue for many years.

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    This Sardinian Town May Ban Towels to Save Popular Beach

    February 20th, 2018

    La Pelosa-one of the Italian island’s more popular beaches—might be banning towels and large beach bags to preserve its sand dunes. The announcement was made earlier this week by Mayor Antonio Diana, who plans to enact strict measures to save the beach.

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    Factbox: Sifting Through U.S. Beach Sand Numbers

    February 17th, 2018

    Here is a summary of what Florida and other coastal states and communities have been doing to protect and rebuild their shorelines based on to the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) data.

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    Demand for sand leads to global ecological crisis

    February 8th, 2018

    Every day, miners remove 5,500 to 6,000 truckloads of sand (about 20 tons each) from the scenic beachfronts and 17 river basins of Tamil Nadu, India. Fueled by a real estate boom estimated to generate $180 billion annually by 2020, India is digging 500 million metric tons of sand every year, feeding an industry worth more than $50 billion. And India’s hunger is bound to increase…

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    Seabed mining could destroy ecosystems

    January 23rd, 2018

    Mining on the ocean floor could do irreversible damage to deep-sea ecosystems, says a new study of seabed mining proposals around the world. The deep sea (depths below 200m) covers about half of the Earth’s surface and is home to a vast range of species.

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    South Africa: Setback for Giant West Coast Mine Project

    January 22nd, 2018

    The government has rejected an application by a controversial Australian mining company for a huge expansion of its existing Tormin heavy mineral sands mine near Koekenaap on the West Coast. Tormin has been in operation since October 2013, produces heavy sands minerals from the beach.

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