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‘Houses On The River Will Fall’: Cambodia’s Sand Mining Threatens Vital Mekong

‘Houses On The River Will Fall’: Cambodia’s Sand Mining Threatens Vital Mekong

Cambodia is experiencing a building boom that is transforming its capital, Phnom Penh. Sitting at the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap rivers, the city’s low-slung French colonial architecture is being replaced with high-rise apartment buildings, malls and luxury car dealerships. Sand from the Mekong’s sediment is key to that construction growth.

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Sand dunes can ‘communicate’ with each other

Sand dunes can ‘communicate’ with each other

Even though they are inanimate objects, sand dunes can ‘communicate’ with each other. A team from the University of Cambridge has found that as they move, sand dunes interact with and repel their downstream neighbors.

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Unsustainable sand mining is threatening lives along the Mekong River in Cambodia

Unsustainable sand mining is threatening lives along the Mekong River in Cambodia

Sand river mining in the Puna Tsang Chu, Punakha, Bhutan, January 2020. Photograph:Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care. As of…

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Purchasing «Sahara sand» to maintain a Canary Islands’ beach stirs controversy

Purchasing «Sahara sand» to maintain a Canary Islands’ beach stirs controversy

The Canary Islands archipelago has been slammed for using Sahara sand to maintain one of its beaches. The works were also criticized for violating the procedure set by the islands’ authorities.

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Global mineral sand market report to share key aspects of the industry with the details of influence factors

Global mineral sand market report to share key aspects of the industry with the details of influence factors

Mineral sand is old beach sand that contains concentrations of key minerals. Based on end-user industry, the market can be classified into building & construction, paints & coatings, metal & mining, and others. The building & construction segment is projected to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period.

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Why the world is running out of sand

Why the world is running out of sand

Sand miners, Maldives. Photograph: © Denis Delestrac. As of 2011-2012, when investigative filmmaker Denis Delestrac and team, were first collecting…

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‘Sand wars’: the battle to replenish Florida’s beaches amid climate crisis

‘Sand wars’: the battle to replenish Florida’s beaches amid climate crisis

Surfside’s postcard beach is experiencing a disappearing act amid hurricanes. rising sea levels – and a worldwide sand shortage

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In Cambodia, sand mining is big business — but it comes at a price

In Cambodia, sand mining is big business — but it comes at a price

Sand mining accounts for 85 percent of all worldwide mineral extraction, a $70 billion industry. In Cambodia, the practice is big business — but it comes with a price. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.

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Inside the deadly world of India’s sand mining mafia

Inside the deadly world of India’s sand mining mafia

India ranks second after China in its use of construction sand, a dwindling and increasingly valuable resource.

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