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Category: Sand Mining

New approach to sustainable building takes shape in Boston

New approach to sustainable building takes shape in Boston

A new building about to take shape in Boston’s Roxbury area could, its designers hope, herald a new way of building residential structures in cities.

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Persistent illegal beach sand mining around Cancun, Quintana Roo State, Yucatan Peninsula

Persistent illegal beach sand mining around Cancun, Quintana Roo State, Yucatan Peninsula

Illegal beach sand mining is a serious problem gravely affecting the coastal environment of the very touristic Quintana Roo State.

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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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As Myanmar farmers lose their land, sand mining for Singapore is blamed

As Myanmar farmers lose their land, sand mining for Singapore is blamed

Both the Myanmar government and the company whose ships do the dredging in Chaungzon, deny the dredging is causing exacerbated erosion, as local farmers and politicians worry.

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Bainbridge asks state agencies to follow up on permit for sand mining on Triangle Property

Bainbridge asks state agencies to follow up on permit for sand mining on Triangle Property

As many as five sand mines operated along the shoreline of the Monterey bay, CA, throughout the last century, scraping…

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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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World Consumes 100 Billion Tons of Materials Every Year, Report Finds

World Consumes 100 Billion Tons of Materials Every Year, Report Finds

The amount of material consumed by humanity has passed 100 billion tons every year, a report has revealed, but the proportion being recycled is falling.

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Rule change may threaten coastal areas

Rule change may threaten coastal areas

The U.S. Department of Interior Secretary’s reversal of a rule that limited where sand within federally restricted coastal zones may be placed is a change that environmentalists say is a step backward in protecting sensitive coastal resources.

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