Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

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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Lagos ready to battle illegal sand miners, Nigeria

Lagos ready to battle illegal sand miners, Nigeria

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday said the government had no choice but to wage “serious war” against illegal sand miners in the state.

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Sand Mining Throughout Coastal Liberia

Sand Mining Throughout Coastal Liberia

The city of Buchanan, Liberia, is gradually being swept away by sea erosion. But there is an even more serious matter – an impending environmental danger- that should claim the urgent attention of the government. It is the issue of sand mining in Monrovia and its environs.

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Council Votes To End Sand Mining, Barbuda

Council Votes To End Sand Mining, Barbuda

The Barbuda Council has voted to end beach sand mining, bowing to pressure from within its ranks and environmentalists, after several reports indicated that the operation posed serious health and safety risks.

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Land Lost to Sand Dredging

Land Lost to Sand Dredging

Cambodia has struggled with the environmental cost of sand mining from its rivers, and villagers who live along the banks of the Mekong River say that the land on which their houses are built is collapsing into the river because of the dredging.

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