Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

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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Activists Seek Substitutes For Sand, Mumbai.

Activists Seek Substitutes For Sand, Mumbai.

Artificial sand, that is sand obtained by crushing stones and boulders, is being considered as an alternative to natural sand, said officials, Mumbai.

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Liberia: Ban On Sand Mining Intensifies

Liberia: Ban On Sand Mining Intensifies

In continuation of its ban on beach and sand mining, the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy confiscated a 15-ton truck load of blocks in the 11th Street and Watanga communities in Monrovia.

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Sand Dredging Law Stalled, Bahrain

Sand Dredging Law Stalled, Bahrain

A new law regulating the dredging of sand from the seabed stalled yesterday. Under the draft law, dredgers would have to compensate any damages to the environment or facilities in the sea, with those exceeding permitted amounts would have the extra sand seized by the government.

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Ilocos Sur is Helpless Against Illegal Black Sand Mining, Philippines

Ilocos Sur is Helpless Against Illegal Black Sand Mining, Philippines

Illegal miners continue to extract black sand from Ilocos Sur, on Philippines ‘North Western Coast, exporting the commodity out of the country placing coastal areas and the people at risk of erosion, according to a priest, an environmental group, and the Mines Bureau..

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Villagers seek action against illegal sand mining, India

Villagers seek action against illegal sand mining, India

Members of dalit communities from Kuppepadavu near Mangalore, state of Karnataka, alleged that illegal sand mining is rampant on Phalguni river bed.

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