Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

Indonesia: land right activists killed for protesting illegal sand mining

Indonesia: land right activists killed for protesting illegal sand mining

Legal and illegal mining has become a serious concern over the past five years in Indonesia. Such exploitation of natural resources has contributed to a number of human rights violations in Indonesia, such as murder, torture, attacks, illegal detention, land grabbing and forced eviction.

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The Last Wave, Andaman Islands

The Last Wave, Andaman Islands

Environmentalist, freelance journalist, photographer and author Pankaj Sekhsaria has spent 20 years studying and fighting for the ecology of the Andaman and Nicobar islands. His first fiction novel ‘Last Wave’ about these islands, published in 2014, is getting released in Goa along with his photo exhibition.

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Sand Storm: $750 Million Worth of The Material is Unaccounted For in Cambodia

Sand Storm: $750 Million Worth of The Material is Unaccounted For in Cambodia

Nearly 50 civil society organizations called for the Cambodian government to join some other Southeast Asian nations and ban or severely restrict exports of sand to Singapore after it was revealed that nearly $750 million worth of the building material has disappeared from the country.

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Officials confirm some Kailua Beach Park sand is going to city golf courses

Officials confirm some Kailua Beach Park sand is going to city golf courses

Kailua residents are demanding answers after a dump truck filled with sand was spotted leaving Kailua Beach Park and heading to town. Residents say it was all the more suspect because of the Kuhio Beach erosion headlines at the same time.

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West Africa Is Being Swallowed by the Sea

West Africa Is Being Swallowed by the Sea

Encroaching waters off the coast of Togo, Ghana, Mauritania, and others are destroying homes, schools, fish, and a way of life.

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South Africa: Authorities Finally Move Against Australian Sand Mining Company

South Africa: Authorities Finally Move Against Australian Sand Mining Company

Tormin’s mining practice, which deviated significantly from the original environmental authorisation provisions of the mining license, has been in the spotlight since the mine began operations in March 2014. These include the construction of structures on the beach zone, mining directly on the beaches, and questions about a massive collapse of the sea cliffs below the mine processing plant.

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Sand Mining Threatens Homes In Duazon, Liberia

Sand Mining Threatens Homes In Duazon, Liberia

People investing thousands of dollars in residential buildings near the Atlantic Beach in Duazon risk losing their properties as a result of rampant sand mining there.

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The Rising Environmental Toll  Of China’s Offshore Island Grab

The Rising Environmental Toll Of China’s Offshore Island Grab

To stake its claim in the strategic South China Sea, China is building airstrips, ports, and other facilities on disputed islands and reefs. Scientists say the activities are destroying key coral reef ecosystems and will heighten the risks of a fisheries collapse in the region.

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Sand extraction from Titas triggers erosion

Sand extraction from Titas triggers erosion

Illegal extractions of sand from the River Titas in Sarail and Brahmanbaria Sadar Upazila are going on unabated intensifying threat of erosion in the nearby villages, local residents said.

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