Beach sand mining, Chile; Video

Beach sand mining, Chile.

Watch Video and Read Full Article, Canal9- In Spanish (02-26-2020)

Sand mining in a dune system, Chile; a Youtube Video; in Spanish by Algarrobo Al Día (02-15-2018) A youtube Video, commented by Nelson Rangel-Buitrago, Grupo de Geología, Geofísica y Procesos Marino-Costeros, Universidad del Atlántico Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia… “El Expolio De La Arena”; By Cristina Sáez, © La Vanguardia Magazine (08-08-2014) In this original version, investigative journalist Cristina Sáez, writing for leading spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, exposes how extensive, detrimental, silenced yet utterly pervasive “The pillaging of beach sand” has become… The hidden environmental toll of mining the World’s sand; Yale E360 (02-05-2019) Sand mining is the world’s largest mining endeavor, responsible for 85 percent of all mineral extraction. It is also the least regulated, and quite possibly the most corrupt and environmentally destructive… Sand Thieves Are Eroding World’s Beaches For Castles Of Cash, by Martine Valo, Le Monde (09-2013) The pillaging of sand is a growing practice in the world. This is because it represents 80% of the composition of concrete that it is the object of such greed… The Economist explains: Why there is a shortage of sand; The Economist (04-24-2017) It may be plentiful, but so is the demand for it… Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Award-Winning Filmmaker Denis Delestrac (©-2013) “Sand is the second most consumed natural resource, after water. The construction-building industry is by far the largest consumer of this finite resource. The traditional building of one average-sized house requires 200 tons of sand; a hospital requires 3,000 tons of sand; each kilometer of highway built requires 30,000 tons of sand… A nuclear plant, a staggering 12 million tons of sand…”—Denis Delestrac -(©-2013)

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