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Take Action to End Global Beach Sand Mining!

Take Action to End Global Beach Sand Mining!

We urge you to become part of the movement by signing the petition to end beach sand mining.

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La Faute-sur-Mer and l’Aiguillon-sur-Mer beaches, Vendée, France; By Claire Le Guern

The main attractions of the coastal towns besides the beaches are the Nature Reserve, and the off shore mussel farms. Not anymore.

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Disputed isle in Bay of Bengal

Disputed isle in Bay of Bengal

For nearly 30 years, India and Bangladesh have argued over control of a tiny rock island in the Bay of Bengal.

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The black marketeers stealing Indonesia’s islands by the boat-load

The black marketeers stealing Indonesia’s islands by the boat-load

For the people of Sebesi Island, who spend their lives next to the world’s biggest natural time bomb, it seemed to be an offer that they could not refuse.

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Chile Was Prepared for the Quake but Not the Tsunami

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

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

Benin: Erosion-inducing coastal sand mining to be outlawed

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

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

Cambodia Under Sandmen’s Spell

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

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