Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

Sand Mined From Pakiri Beach is Irreplaceable, New Zealand

Sand Mined From Pakiri Beach is Irreplaceable, New Zealand

Auckland City’s recreation committee chairman, says a $5 million beach rebuilding plan is gathering momentum. Where, however, does he hope to source the sand for the next eight Auckland beaches requiring replenishment?

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Java Residents Protest Iron Mine

Java Residents Protest Iron Mine

The push to exploit natural resources is increasingly being matched by resistance from affected communities. After several years of escalating opposition by residents of Kulon Progo, a coastal farming community, to a project to mine iron deposits in the sand beneath their farms, conflicts and arrests concern affected communities.

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State Allows “Sand Mining” On Plum Island Beach, MA

State Allows “Sand Mining” On Plum Island Beach, MA

The commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection has given Plum Island homeowners permission to “mine” sand in an effort to replenish the dunes here.

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Nevis Government Says It Will No Longer Tolerate iIlegal Sand Mining

Nevis Government Says It Will No Longer Tolerate iIlegal Sand Mining

Illegal sand miners across the island of Nevis have been warned to stop their illegal activities or face equipment seizure, arrest and prosecution.

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How illegal sand mining in Sierra Leone is destroying the local beaches

How illegal sand mining in Sierra Leone is destroying the local beaches

It all started after the civil war in our country when most of the houses were burned, leaving people homeless. When people were finally ready to rebuild their homes, contracts were given to Chinese and Senegalese construction companies which led to a huge demand for sand. Now, sand mines have become a place where otherwise unemployed young people can find work…

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Outrage Over Proposed Beach Sand Mining in France

Outrage Over Proposed Beach Sand Mining in France

Be the Change: Petition: Let’s save the sand and the surfing beaches of Anglet, Côte Basque, France.

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Empty Promises Over Sand Mining, Barbuda

Empty Promises Over Sand Mining, Barbuda

As sand mining in Barbuda continues, concerns mount as to when this practice will ever finally stop. Sand mining is a direct cause of erosion, and impacts local wildlife, it causes problems for those who rely on fishing for their livelihoods, as well as the destruction of picturesque beaches.

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Kenya: Sand Mining Threatens To Displace Thousands

Kenya: Sand Mining Threatens To Displace Thousands

Every day, 180 trucks chug their way to the banks of a river near Lake Victoria and leave laden with sand. Their cargo fuels Kenya’s construction boom and the local labour market, but the extraction could spell disaster for the village of Nyadorera.

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Jurong Island Reclamation Works Set for March 15

Jurong Island Reclamation Works Set for March 15

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has informed the shipping, harbour craft and pleasure craft communities in Singapore’s waters that the reclamation of Jurong Island (Phase 4) and construction of jetty off Temasek Fairway will take place from 15 March to 14 August 2013.

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