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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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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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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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Rebuilding Communities in Flood Prone Coastal Zones

Rebuilding Communities in Flood Prone Coastal Zones

Hurricane Katrina destroyed communities in Louisiana. Ike leveled the Port Bolivar peninsula and parts of Galveston.

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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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Gravel beaches trapping oil from 1989 Exxon spill

Gravel beaches trapping oil from 1989 Exxon spill

An engineering professor has figured out why oil remains trapped along miles of gravel beaches more than 20 years after the Exxon Valdez tanker disaster in Prince William Sound.

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The Negative Impacts Of Groins

The Negative Impacts Of Groins

The negative impact of groins on downdrift shorelines is well understood.

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Liberia: Coastal Erosion Displaces Hundreds

Liberia: Coastal Erosion Displaces Hundreds

Coastal erosion has wiped out dozens of homes and left nearly 200 inhabitants homeless in Buchanan. Most of the erosion is caused by unregulated sand mining.

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