Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

Pushing Grenada Backwards With Beach Sand Mining

Pushing Grenada Backwards With Beach Sand Mining

Sand mining has had a devastating impact on Grenada’s beaches and coastline. Rapid growth in tourism, building of private homes and businesses, and road construction have markedly increased the demand for sand. The removal of sand and stones to fuel this demand has resulted in substantial ecological degradations.

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Illegal Sand Mining Erodes River Banks, Vietnam

Illegal Sand Mining Erodes River Banks, Vietnam

Illegal sand mining has caused severe erosion along the two main tributaries of the Serepok River in the Tay Nguyen, affecting the lives of many people.

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Activists Seek Substitutes For Sand, Mumbai.

Activists Seek Substitutes For Sand, Mumbai.

Artificial sand, that is sand obtained by crushing stones and boulders, is being considered as an alternative to natural sand, said officials, Mumbai.

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Liberia: Ban On Sand Mining Intensifies

Liberia: Ban On Sand Mining Intensifies

In continuation of its ban on beach and sand mining, the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy confiscated a 15-ton truck load of blocks in the 11th Street and Watanga communities in Monrovia.

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Sand Dredging Law Stalled, Bahrain

Sand Dredging Law Stalled, Bahrain

A new law regulating the dredging of sand from the seabed stalled yesterday. Under the draft law, dredgers would have to compensate any damages to the environment or facilities in the sea, with those exceeding permitted amounts would have the extra sand seized by the government.

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Ilocos Sur is Helpless Against Illegal Black Sand Mining, Philippines

Ilocos Sur is Helpless Against Illegal Black Sand Mining, Philippines

Illegal miners continue to extract black sand from Ilocos Sur, on Philippines ‘North Western Coast, exporting the commodity out of the country placing coastal areas and the people at risk of erosion, according to a priest, an environmental group, and the Mines Bureau..

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Villagers seek action against illegal sand mining, India

Villagers seek action against illegal sand mining, India

Members of dalit communities from Kuppepadavu near Mangalore, state of Karnataka, alleged that illegal sand mining is rampant on Phalguni river bed.

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Les Pilleurs De Sable Ecument Les Plages Du Globe, Le Monde

Les Pilleurs De Sable Ecument Les Plages Du Globe, Le Monde

“Beaches Sand Miners Are Skiming Away The World’s Beaches”: On the Moroccan beaches near Tangier or Casablanca, the sand dunes have disappeared, only to leave behind a somber lunar landscape. The dunes haven’t been erased away by natural storms action, but by illegal beach sand mining, night after night, relentlessly hauled away by truckloads…

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Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Denis Delestrac

Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Denis Delestrac

Is beach sand an infinite resource? Can the existing supply satisfy a gigantic demand fueled by construction booms? What are the consequences of intensive beach sand mining for the environment and the neighboring populations…? This investigation takes us around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: the “Sand Wars” have begun.

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