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The Archipelago with Ubiquitous Land Reclamation Projects

Whilst reclamation in Jakarta and Bali are more well-known due to the frequent reporting and public controversies, similar projects are also either being planned or underway in other regions across Indonesia.

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French mayor draws a line in the beach sand

News, Sand Mining
Apr
27

The growing global sand and gravel exploitation has not spared France‚Äôs beaches either. Under what has been called the “Le Matelier project,” two companies are considering extracting about 13-million cubic metres of beach sand and gravel for 30 years, in the Gironde estuary.

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Nigeria – Akwa Ibom: Illegal sand mining threatens Calabar-Itu, Mkpok bridges

News, Sand Mining
Apr
12

The unregulated activities of illegal sand miners in Akwa Ibom State is not only causing large damage to the environment, but also threatening the foundation of some critical assets in the state such as the Mkpok bridge in Onna Local Government Area and the strategic Calabar-Itu bridge in Itu Local Government Area of the state.

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Sand Mining at Poyang Lake, China

When you see the vast expanses of sand in the Sahara and other major deserts, it is hard to comprehend how sand could ever be a resource in short supply. Yet for certain types, the supply of sand is indeed short.

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Sand Mining in Grenada, Video

St. Andrew residents are voicing concerns about the spate of sand mining taking place on a community beach. The men, one a culture ambassador, called in the media to witness excavators removing sand from the beach.

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Breaking: Coastal Commission brings down the hammer on Cemex, CA

News, Sand Mining
Mar
20

The California Coastal Commission informed Cemex that it must shut down its sand mining operation in Marina, or face formal cease and desist and restoration order proceedings as well as administrative penalties.

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Fraser Island tourism is proof Straddie will survive sand mining exit

Former Australian’s prime minister Malcolm Fraser, began the process of ending sand mining on Fraser Island in 1976, which finally succeeded in 1996 when the island was listed as a World Heritage site.

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Company accused of willfully destroying Kenya’s best beach

The nightmare of sandless Diani beaches is looming large again after Chinese company, the China Roads and Bridge Corporation, decided to appeal a decision by the Kenyan environmental tribunal that no more dredging was permitted off Diani beach without a full environmental and social impact assessment study.

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Kenya South Coast residents triumph as environmental tribunal blocks sand mining

News
Feb
25

Evidence submitted by the complainants showed beyond a reasonable doubt that sections of the reef had already suffered significant damage and that the sandy beaches had eroded to bare rock at sites where the sand sucking monster ships had, often under the cover of darkness, illegally extracted sand.

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