Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

Marina: Nation’s last coastal sand mine might be shut down by Coastal Commission

Marina: Nation’s last coastal sand mine might be shut down by Coastal Commission

The US nation’s last remaining coastal sand mine may face closure. The California Coastal Commission has put Marina’s Lapis sand mine on notice after a nearly six-year investigation into multiple violations of the state’s Coastal Act.

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$100 Billion Chinese-Made City Near Singapore To Be Built

$100 Billion Chinese-Made City Near Singapore To Be Built

The scale of the projects is dizzying. Country Garden’s Forest City, on four artificial islands, will house 700,000 people on an area four times the size of New York’s Central Park.

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Samoa: Beach sand mining is aggravating coastal erosion in Upolu

Samoa: Beach sand mining is aggravating coastal erosion in Upolu

In the Samoan island of Upolu, a villager is reporting seeing myriads of trucks loaded with sand mined from local beaches.

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Sand extraction destroys the Crimean beaches

Sand extraction destroys the Crimean beaches

According to scientists, sand mining is a direct threat to all the beaches of the peninsula, as in the south-west and on the east coast.

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Shrinking Shores: Florida sand shortage leaves beaches in lurch

Shrinking Shores: Florida sand shortage leaves beaches in lurch

Beaches are built one truckload at a time as the main ingredient in the State’s beach renourishemnt program – offshore sand – gets harder to find.

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An Assessment of the Impact of Sand Mining: Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania

An Assessment of the Impact of Sand Mining: Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania

In mainland Tanzania, in comparison to Zanzibar, sand mining is done mainly along the coast and in river beds. This does a great deal of damage because it destabilizes the river banks and may collapse any bridges along them. On the contrary, mining in Zanzibar is generally done on the coastal beaches or in the hinterland areas that are richer in available sand.

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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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SAF Video

Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.

SAF Video

Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

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