Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

People on Coastline Suffering Due to Sand Mining, India

People on Coastline Suffering Due to Sand Mining, India

Beach Sand Mining activities in Tamil Nadu, are not only destroying the environment but also creating health issues for the people living on the coast line.

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Sand Shortage Leaves South Florida Beaches Vulnerable to Erosion

Sand Shortage Leaves South Florida Beaches Vulnerable to Erosion

Some of South Florida’s most popular beaches will be particularly vulnerable to erosion and major damage if the state experiences a series of hurricanes, as it did in 2004 and 2005, because officials have run out of an important material: sand.

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South Africa Dune Mining Whips Up Sandstorm

South Africa Dune Mining Whips Up Sandstorm

For centuries, the massive sand dunes overlooking the warm waters off the South African east coast have created a majestic scenery, acting as a natural wall between the sea and the land environment. In recent years, mining companies have been eager to dig inside these dunes to extract the valuable minerals they contain.

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Years Of Illegal Sand Mining Take Its Toll On Tuticorin Coast, South Eastern India

Years Of Illegal Sand Mining Take Its Toll On Tuticorin Coast, South Eastern India

People from Viapar, a coastal village in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin district, say they have never seen sea waves reach so close to their homes. Several neighbouring villages echo the same story as years of illegal mining have led to heavy beach erosion across the region.

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Govt, Energy Industry Accused of Suppressing Fracking Dangers

Govt, Energy Industry Accused of Suppressing Fracking Dangers

New signs have emerged in recent days which indicate that extreme measures are being taken in order to suppress evidence of the pernicious effects of the energy extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”.

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A Sandstorm is Coming: Courtesy Sand Mafia And Sand Mining

A Sandstorm is Coming: Courtesy Sand Mafia And Sand Mining

Rampant sand mining will have dire ecological consequences, warn environmentalists.

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Sand Mining Issue: “Impact Cannot Even Be Calculated”

Sand Mining Issue: “Impact Cannot Even Be Calculated”

From forcing the river to change its course, to affecting the groundwater tables and adversely impacting the habitat of micro-organisms, the ramifications of illegal sand mining are many.

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Why Illegal Sand Mining Is Profitable In UP, India

Why Illegal Sand Mining Is Profitable In UP, India

The seemingly unceasing mining operation on the Yamuna and Hindon riverbeds in western Uttar Pradesh is encouraged by the increasing demand for sand for construction by realtors.

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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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