The mission of the Santa Aguila Foundation is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

Category: Sand Mining

In the deep end: ‘Life in Troubled Waters’ Exhibit

In the deep end: ‘Life in Troubled Waters’ Exhibit

The photographs taken by Selvaprakash Lakshmanan look at the changing Indian coastal landscape that has been affected by erosion, chemical plants, rising sea levels and over-fishing.

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Why the world is running out of sand

Why the world is running out of sand

Sand miners, Maldives. Photograph: © Denis Delestrac. As of 2011-2012, when investigative filmmaker Denis Delestrac and team, were first collecting…

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The Environmental Cost of Land Reclamation

The Environmental Cost of Land Reclamation

The stories exposed the powerful commercial interests behind reclamation in China’s coastal regions over the previous decade and the widespread damage they had done to marine ecosystems.

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‘Sand wars’: the battle to replenish Florida’s beaches amid climate crisis

‘Sand wars’: the battle to replenish Florida’s beaches amid climate crisis

Surfside’s postcard beach is experiencing a disappearing act amid hurricanes. rising sea levels – and a worldwide sand shortage

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Sweetwater Authority eyes sand mining, material dredging opportunities, CA

Sweetwater Authority eyes sand mining, material dredging opportunities, CA

The board of the Sweetwater Authority is interested in sand mining and material dredging opportunities in and around the South Bay water agency’s two reservoirs.

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In Cambodia, sand mining is big business — but it comes at a price

In Cambodia, sand mining is big business — but it comes at a price

Sand mining accounts for 85 percent of all worldwide mineral extraction, a $70 billion industry. In Cambodia, the practice is big business — but it comes with a price. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.

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French couple faces prison time after being caught with 90 pounds of sand from Sardinia

French couple faces prison time after being caught with 90 pounds of sand from Sardinia

A French couple is facing years of jail time after stealing almost 90 pounds of sand from Sardinia, the Italian island known for its picturesque beaches.

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Sand stolen by tourists returned to Sardinian beaches

Sand stolen by tourists returned to Sardinian beaches

Local authorities and environmental experts have teamed up with Olbia Airport to return sand, pebbles and shells confiscated from travellers’ luggage to beaches on Sardinia’s famed ‘Emerald Coast’.

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Inside the deadly world of India’s sand mining mafia

Inside the deadly world of India’s sand mining mafia

India ranks second after China in its use of construction sand, a dwindling and increasingly valuable resource.

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