Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

Illegal Sand Mining Complaints; Sindhdurga, India

Illegal Sand Mining Complaints; Sindhdurga, India

A resort in Sindhdurga has complained to the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) of illegal sand dredging in the Mochemaad creek that has destroyed the mangroves.

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Official Rejects Sand-mining Resumption Proposal

Official Rejects Sand-mining Resumption Proposal

Barbuda Council Member Senator Arthur Nibbs says the indicated position of the Barbuda Council Chairman Calvin Punter that the sister-isle could soon be returning to sand mining in order to cushion heavy-hitting financial challenges, is as unsurprising as it going to be damaging.

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Illegal Sand Mining Erodes Riverbanks, Vietnam

Illegal Sand Mining Erodes Riverbanks, Vietnam

Illegal sand mining in the Sai Gon River section between HCM City and Tay Ninh Province to the north-west has caused severe erosion of the river’s banks.

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Turbidity Caused by Sand Dredging Heightens Toxicity Levels and Threaten Marine Life

Turbidity Caused by Sand Dredging Heightens Toxicity Levels and Threaten Marine Life

Monitoring stations at Gladstone Harbour recorded dangerously high turbidity levels due to sand dredging, at the same time as UNESCO was issuing dire warnings about the possible degradation of the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status…

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UN Warns Australia To Protect The Great Barrier Of Reef

UN Warns Australia To Protect The Great Barrier Of Reef

UNESCO has warned Australia not to allow development of new ports along the Great Barrier Reef, as the World Heritage-listed natural wonder is under threat from unprecedented coastal development. UNESCO has given Australia eight months to improve management of the Great Barrier Reef before it is listed as in danger.

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India’s Illegal Sand Mining Fuels Boom, Ravages Rivers

India’s Illegal Sand Mining Fuels Boom, Ravages Rivers

The sand-mining frenzy, as it is happening right now in western India, illustrates one of the most important questions India faces in its march to become a 21st-century economic powerhouse: Can this nation of 1.2 billion people pursue economic growth without destroying its environment?

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Supreme Court Asked to Halt Black Sand Mining, Philippines

Supreme Court Asked to Halt Black Sand Mining, Philippines

To prevent further destruction of the coastline, public officials and concerned citizens filed with the Supreme Court to issue a writ against a mining project to extract black sand.

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Former Sand Mining Site Being Considered for up to 2000 Homes, New South Wales

Former Sand Mining Site Being Considered for up to 2000 Homes, New South Wales

The Kurnell sand dune system is estimated to be about 15,000 years old, and sand mining on the Kurnell peninsula has depleted the area of much of the sand that was originally there. A former mining site, is now considered for housing up to 2000 homes.. a disaster in waiting environmentalists said.

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Newspaper Editor Charged For Sand Mining

Newspaper Editor Charged For Sand Mining

A Grenadian Newspaper editor, who has used his newspaper to expose what he sees as corruption in Grenada, has been arrested and charged for illegally extracting sand from the beaches…

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