Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

Dubai’s Staggering Growth

Dubai’s Staggering Growth

To expand the possibilities for beachfront development, Dubai undertook a massive and controversial engineering project to create hundreds of artificial islands along its Persian Gulf coastline. Built from sand dredged from the sea floor, the islands are shaped in recognizable forms such as palm trees. The construction of the various islands off the coast of Dubai has resulted in changes in area wildlife, coastal erosion and alongshore sediment transport, and wave patterns.

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Some Relief for the Reef

Some Relief for the Reef

United Nations experts will be presented with a petition that has more than 100,000 signatures on it, calling for an end to dredging and development near the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland.

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Emissions from Oil Sands Mining

Emissions from Oil Sands Mining

Using data from a NASA satellite, researchers have found that the emission of pollutants from oil sands mining operations are comparable to the emissions from a large power plant or a moderately sized city.

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UN Team Examines Mining Threat to Great Barrier of Reef

UN Team Examines Mining Threat to Great Barrier of Reef

A UN team has arrived in Australia to investigate possible damage to the Great Barrier Reef by the mining industry.

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Delta State Government Bans the Dredging of Sand, Nigeria

Delta State Government Bans the Dredging of Sand, Nigeria

The Niger Delta State Government has banned the dredging of sand in the 25 local governments. Commissioner for Environment Frank Omare said yesterday after a meeting with sand dredgers in Asaba, the state capital, that the directive was to save communities from ecological disaster.

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Mining Black Sand, Lingayen, Philippines

Mining Black Sand, Lingayen, Philippines

The black sand of coastal villages facing the Lingayen Gulf, Philippines, is being mined for magnetite, a highly-valuable mineral used by industrial companies. The once pristine beaches are now destroyed and coastal erosion alarms residents.

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Singapore Raises Sea Defences Against Tide of Climate Change

Singapore Raises Sea Defences Against Tide of Climate Change

A 15-km (10 mile) stretch of crisp white beach is one of the key battlegrounds in Singapore’s campaign to defend its “hard-won” territory against rising sea levels linked to climate change…

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Australia’s Government Plans To Increase Sand Dredging In Great Barrier Of Reef Area

Australia’s Government Plans To Increase Sand Dredging In Great Barrier Of Reef Area

Figures obtained through Senate Estimates reveal more than 112 million cubic metres – or 65 Melbourne Cricket Grounds – are proposed to be dredged from the Great Barrier Reef​ World Heritage area, with 52 million cubic metres already approved by the Federal Government.

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Tatai River Sand Dredging Resumes, Cambodia

Tatai River Sand Dredging Resumes, Cambodia

In October Ly Yong Phat’s LYP Group had respected an agreement to stop sand dredging on the Tatai River in Koh Kong province by mid-October. But rather than respecting the written agreement from July 16, LYP had simply subcontracted out to another company to keep on dredging sand.

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