Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

Illegal Sand Miners Remain Unfazed, India

Illegal Sand Miners Remain Unfazed, India

Illegal mining of sand along Mumbai and Maharashtra’s picturesque Konkan coast is threatening to destroy the fragile western coastline. This activity is being done in gross violation of the new coastal regulation norm that has banned sand mining along beaches and creeks.

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Uncontrolled Sand Mining Days Numbered, Namibia

Uncontrolled Sand Mining Days Numbered, Namibia

While sand mining in the Swakop River is a crucial element of coastal development, concern is mounting over the uncontrolled sand mining taking place in the Swakop River, which is creating dangerous conditions as well as causing severe environmental damage.

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Sydney’s Beach protection attempt may carry price tag of $700m

Sydney’s Beach protection attempt may carry price tag of $700m

Preserving Sydney’s beaches against rising sea levels could cost more than $700 million over the next 50 years and would require the government to reverse its long-standing position regarding offshore sand mining.

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Illegal Sea Sand Dredging Leaves Behind Environmental Mess, China

Illegal Sea Sand Dredging Leaves Behind Environmental Mess, China

China’s economic boom has triggered unprecedented number of construction projects. The regular supply of sand has almost run out and many construction firms have been using sand from the sea, illegally, and leaving behind an environmental mess. The coastline in Rizhao, Shandong, has retreated more than 100 meters due to excessive sea sand dredging.

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Sand Mafia Fill 600 Trucks a Day, Thane District India

Sand Mafia Fill 600 Trucks a Day, Thane District India

The district administration does not have manpower to control highways and look out for the sand mafia.

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Bangladesh and Maldives: Sand Export Deal in Sight

Bangladesh and Maldives: Sand Export Deal in Sight

Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed expressed keenness to import sand from Bangladesh, as his country would be inundated if the sea level rises by only a metre.

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Nigeria: Continuous Sand Mining and Dredging Cause Concerns

Nigeria: Continuous Sand Mining and Dredging Cause Concerns

Continued dredging in the state’s shorelines have been described as an illegal activity capable of causing major environmental challenge for Lagos in its bid for environmental sustainability.

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Ban on Sand Dredging by Machines Suggested in Coastal Konkan, India

Ban on Sand Dredging by Machines Suggested in Coastal Konkan, India

After refusing to lift the stay to sand mining in Maharashtra, Bombay High Court suggested that the government may think of banning sand dredging by machines in the coastal Konkan area.

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New Beach Sand Mining Restriction in The Turks and Caicos

New Beach Sand Mining Restriction in The Turks and Caicos

Measures are being put in place to regulate beach sand mining in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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