Coastal Care

Our mission is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

Category: Sand Mining

Sand Wars: U.S. Coastal Towns In The Market For Sand

Sand Wars: U.S. Coastal Towns In The Market For Sand

Sand wars: U.S. coastal towns in the market for sand, a CBS video.

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The End of the Sand Era

The End of the Sand Era

I’ve heard that man’s best friend in not the dog, but reinforced concrete…

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Sand Scam

Sand Scam

Allegations of illegal beach sand mining in southern Tamil Nadu gain considerable strength.

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Sand Thieves Are Eroding World’s Beaches For Castles Of Cash

Sand Thieves Are Eroding World’s Beaches For Castles Of Cash

The pillaging of sand is a growing practice in the world. Taken by hand, three or four meters deep in the Maldives archipelago, or transported on a donkey, or sucked up by huge sand boats in Asia, coastal sand mining, authorized or unlawful, is exploding.

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Where Sand Is Gold, the Reserves Are Running Dry

Where Sand Is Gold, the Reserves Are Running Dry

With inviting beaches that run for miles along South Florida’s shores, it is easy to put sand into the same category as turbo air-conditioning and a decent mojito…something ever present and easily taken for granted.

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People on Coastline Suffering Due to Sand Mining, India

People on Coastline Suffering Due to Sand Mining, India

Beach Sand Mining activities in Tamil Nadu, are not only destroying the environment but also creating health issues for the people living on the coast line.

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Sand Shortage Leaves South Florida Beaches Vulnerable to Erosion

Sand Shortage Leaves South Florida Beaches Vulnerable to Erosion

Some of South Florida’s most popular beaches will be particularly vulnerable to erosion and major damage if the state experiences a series of hurricanes, as it did in 2004 and 2005, because officials have run out of an important material: sand.

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South Africa Dune Mining Whips Up Sandstorm

South Africa Dune Mining Whips Up Sandstorm

For centuries, the massive sand dunes overlooking the warm waters off the South African east coast have created a majestic scenery, acting as a natural wall between the sea and the land environment. In recent years, mining companies have been eager to dig inside these dunes to extract the valuable minerals they contain.

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Years Of Illegal Sand Mining Take Its Toll On Tuticorin Coast, South Eastern India

Years Of Illegal Sand Mining Take Its Toll On Tuticorin Coast, South Eastern India

People from Viapar, a coastal village in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin district, say they have never seen sea waves reach so close to their homes. Several neighbouring villages echo the same story as years of illegal mining have led to heavy beach erosion across the region.

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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