Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

Grenada Authorized Sand Mining at 2 Beaches to Small Projects

Grenada Authorized Sand Mining at 2 Beaches to Small Projects

While Grenada banned sand mining in 2009, an amendment to the law allows the environment minister to make certain exceptions, and now the government has declared two beaches open to sand mining.

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One Flew Over a Beach Sand Mining Pit, Sénégal

One Flew Over a Beach Sand Mining Pit, Sénégal

An astounding video by l’Institut National de L’Audiovisuel.

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Illegal Beach Sand Mining, Togo, a Video

Illegal Beach Sand Mining, Togo, a Video

Despite a recent law prohibiting sand mining on Togo’s beaches, illegal sand mining continue, unabated.

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Facing Tough Times, Barbuda Continues Sand Mining Despite Warnings

Facing Tough Times, Barbuda Continues Sand Mining Despite Warnings

Officials are dismissing warnings by environmentalists that sand mining has exceeded safe limits and that its continuation is placing Barbuda, the tiny island in the Antigua and Barbuda union, at ever-greater risk from storms and sea level rise…

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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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