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The Sand Thieves of Larache, Northern Morocco

The Sand Thieves of Larache, Northern Morocco

Trois jours par semaine, les travailleurs de Larache, au Maroc, amènent des bulldo-zers sur la plage et prennent autant de sable qu’ils le peuvent. Quoique leurs patrons disposent de permis, ils viennent aussi en toute illégalité les week-ends, se servant d’ânes et de pelles pour ravager un peu plus le paysage.

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Beach Sand Mining, Saidia, Morocco

Beach Sand Mining, Saidia, Morocco

The sand dunes along this 14km beach have been eradicated to provide sand for construction along the coast.

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Government of Morocco on Tar Sands potential.

Government of Morocco on Tar Sands potential.

There are ten oil shale deposits in Morocco, and the three most-explored, and therefore the most likely to begin commercial production in the near future, are near the city of Tangier, near the Mediterranean sea.

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Mining Of Coastal Sand: A Critical Environmental And Economic Problem For Morocco

Mining Of Coastal Sand: A Critical Environmental And Economic Problem For Morocco

In Morocco, the extraction of beach and dune sand for use in the construction industry is destroying significant portions of the nation’s natural heritage.

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Illegal sand mining a deadly beat for India’s journalists

Illegal sand mining a deadly beat for India’s journalists

The recent killing of a reporter in India’s Uttar Pradesh state has exposed the dangers for journalists covering illegal sand mining and construction in the country. The sand mining industry is laden with corruption, and this puts journalists who cover the topic at an increased danger.

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Liberia: residents decry illicit sand mining in Schiefflin township

Liberia: residents decry illicit sand mining in Schiefflin township

Residents are pleading with the government to come to their aid as illegal miners continue to mine sand and causing grave environmental hazard to the community. They say that there is continuous 24-hour, 7-day beach mining taking place.

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6 things you need to know about sand mining

6 things you need to know about sand mining

Sand is the single most mined commodity, eclipsing minerals and metals by a colossal margin. Around 85% of the material we pull up from the earth is sand, gravel or other aggregate materials. Globally our annual aggregate consumption is somewhere around 53 billion tonnes – the equivalent to every person on earth using 20kg of sand every single day.

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Creating a sustainable sand industry requires greater regulation – here’s why

Creating a sustainable sand industry requires greater regulation – here’s why

Until its trade is more closely monitored and regulated, sand will continue to be exploited, threatening the very building blocks of modern society. But surveillance alone may not be enough: the industry urgently needs more alternatives to sand.

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