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Chile Was Prepared for the Quake but Not the Tsunami

Jane Lubchenco says that precisely because the communities were so close to the epicenter, tsunami waves arrived “almost instantaneously.”

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The Double Disaster

The Double Disaster
News, Sand Mining
Nov
29

The Impacts of illicit River Sand Mining & Climate Change in Sri Lanka

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Benin: Erosion-inducing coastal sand mining to be outlawed

News, Sand Mining
Apr
30

Faced with rising sea levels and coastal erosion caused in part by coastal sand mining, carting away of free beach sand for commercial uses, the national government has begun a campaign to save its coastal sand by digging up sand inland, instead. But communities near these newly-created sand collection spots are fighting back.

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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.

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Cambodia Under Sandmen’s Spell

Phnom Penh
News, Sand Mining
Feb
16

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

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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.

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Claims Mining is Destroying Famous Sand Dunes

Claims mining is destroying famous sand dunes

Kurnell Peninsula is in danger of becoming an island.

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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.

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Rising Seas to Destroy U.S. Beaches

Rising Seas

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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