Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

Round-The-Clock Protest to Check Beach Sand-Mining, Kerala, India

Round-The-Clock Protest to Check Beach Sand-Mining, Kerala, India

A woman and her three children have been staging a protest in front of the Collectorate since July 11 demanding action against illegal extraction of beach sand from near her home at Puthiyangadi.

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Illegal Sand Mining Unabated at Riverbeds, Karnataka State, India

Illegal Sand Mining Unabated at Riverbeds, Karnataka State, India

The menace of illegal sand mining continues to ravage the Cauvery river and its four tributaries, posing a serious threat to the environment. Most of this sand, extracted from riverbeds, feeds the construction industry in Bangalore. This goes on in defiance of the ban imposed.

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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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Black Sand Mining Unabated, Watchdog Says

Black Sand Mining Unabated, Watchdog Says

Black sand mining in Ilocos Sur, Philippines, continues to thrive despite an order from higher police and environmental authorities for a more aggressive campaign against the illegal activity…

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Sand Mining Will Continue to Relocate Families in Sierra Leone

Sand Mining Will Continue to Relocate Families in Sierra Leone

For people desperate to earn a living, this all translates into break-neck, environmentally disastrous, 24-hour, seven-days-a-week operations to carry hundreds of tonnes of sand from the beaches and sell it to builders as construction material. Not much is being done to stop what is almost a military operation…

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Jobless Youths Revert to Beach Sand Mining, John Obey Beach, Sierra Leone

Jobless Youths Revert to Beach Sand Mining, John Obey Beach, Sierra Leone

There´s a construction boom in Sierra Leone. For people desperate to earn a living, this all translates into break-neck, environmentally disastrous, 24-hour, seven-days-a-week operations to carry hundreds of tonnes of sand from the beaches and sell it to builders as construction material.

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Illegal Sand Mining, Banks of the Yamuna River, India

Illegal Sand Mining, Banks of the Yamuna River, India

The rain managed to do what the district administration could not for long. The continuing downpour has dampened illegal sand mining operations along the Yamuna river. The officials cited the vast ecological destruction along the Konkan coast as an example of the destructive nature of such illegal sand mining.

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Pushing Grenada Backwards With Beach Sand Mining

Pushing Grenada Backwards With Beach Sand Mining

Sand mining has had a devastating impact on Grenada’s beaches and coastline. Rapid growth in tourism, building of private homes and businesses, and road construction have markedly increased the demand for sand. The removal of sand and stones to fuel this demand has resulted in substantial ecological degradations.

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Illegal Sand Mining Erodes River Banks, Vietnam

Illegal Sand Mining Erodes River Banks, Vietnam

Illegal sand mining has caused severe erosion along the two main tributaries of the Serepok River in the Tay Nguyen, affecting the lives of many people.

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