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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
Dec
25

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
Dec
2

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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    A microscopic look at why the world is running out of sand; Video

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    September 4th, 2018

    The usefulness of sand depends on the science of each tiny little grain. We went on a sand scavenger hunt to collect some samples, look at them under a microscope, and try to figure out why sand scarcity is such a problem.

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    Did sand mining exacerbate flooding during Hurricane Harvey?

    August 14th, 2018

    Following Hurricane Harvey, the sand mining industry that has boomed along the San Jacinto River has come under fierce criticism. Protestors, environmental groups and state officials have argued that operating within the floodways reduced the river’s capacity to hold the surge of water.

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    Sardinia sand thieves face fines of up to €3,000

    August 9th, 2018

    Sardinian authorities are getting tough with tourists who steal sand from the island’s pristine beaches as a souvenir and are issuing fines of up to Euros €3,000.

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    Ugandan children abandon school for sand mining

    August 6th, 2018

    More and more Ugandan children drop out of school, lured into sand mining on the banks of River Nile in Busaana Sub-county, and joining what seems a lucrative venture to earn a living.

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    Hong Kong land reclamation explained: the good, bad and ugly methods of pushing back the sea

    July 29th, 2018

    About 6 per cent of city is reclaimed land, and while extending the shoreline of a land-starved society seems ever more attractive, critics say it would not solve housing issues. At the same time, conservation groups such as WWF and Greenpeace say reclamation is environmentally catastrophic.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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