Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

Environmental damage to coral reefs in South China Sea

Environmental damage to coral reefs in South China Sea

New research reveals the unseen environmental damage being done to coral reefs in the hotly contested South China Sea, as China and other nations jostle for control of the disputed sea lanes.

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Bainbridge asks state agencies to follow up on permit for sand mining on Triangle Property

Bainbridge asks state agencies to follow up on permit for sand mining on Triangle Property

As many as five sand mines operated along the shoreline of the Monterey bay, CA, throughout the last century, scraping…

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Sand dunes can ‘communicate’ with each other

Sand dunes can ‘communicate’ with each other

Even though they are inanimate objects, sand dunes can ‘communicate’ with each other. A team from the University of Cambridge has found that as they move, sand dunes interact with and repel their downstream neighbors.

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World Consumes 100 Billion Tons of Materials Every Year, Report Finds

World Consumes 100 Billion Tons of Materials Every Year, Report Finds

The amount of material consumed by humanity has passed 100 billion tons every year, a report has revealed, but the proportion being recycled is falling.

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Rule change may threaten coastal areas

Rule change may threaten coastal areas

The U.S. Department of Interior Secretary’s reversal of a rule that limited where sand within federally restricted coastal zones may be placed is a change that environmentalists say is a step backward in protecting sensitive coastal resources.

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Asia’s hunger for sand is harmful to farming and the environment

Asia’s hunger for sand is harmful to farming and the environment

Singapore’s added construction plan (in brown), 01-2020. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care Singapore’s expansion has been a colossal undertaking….

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Unsustainable sand mining is threatening lives along the Mekong River in Cambodia

Unsustainable sand mining is threatening lives along the Mekong River in Cambodia

Sand river mining in the Puna Tsang Chu, Punakha, Bhutan, January 2020. Photograph:Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care. As of…

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A great carbon reckoning comes to architecture

A great carbon reckoning comes to architecture

Practitioners have finally begun taking a more nuanced approach to the carbon emitted by new buildings. Are they too late?

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Purchasing «Sahara sand» to maintain a Canary Islands’ beach stirs controversy

Purchasing «Sahara sand» to maintain a Canary Islands’ beach stirs controversy

The Canary Islands archipelago has been slammed for using Sahara sand to maintain one of its beaches. The works were also criticized for violating the procedure set by the islands’ authorities.

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