Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

In pictures: Sand mining in Sierra Leone

In pictures: Sand mining in Sierra Leone

Once synonymous with a brutal civil war, Sierra Leone was forecast to be one of the world’s fastest growing countries in 2012. On the back of the rapid economic growth, a construction boom, with new roads and buildings springing up in and around the major towns… But the construction brings with it increasing demand for sand, coming from the country’s beautiful beaches…

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Anger Over Sand Mining, Samoa

Anger Over Sand Mining, Samoa

Sand-mining at Salani is destroying the beach, causing coastal erosion and harming the environment.

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San Francisco Bay Sand Mining Alarms Conservationists

San Francisco Bay Sand Mining Alarms Conservationists

Dredge mining of shoals near Angel and Alcatraz islands and throughout Suisun Bay is robbing the bay of sand that keeps San Francisco’s Ocean Beach from eroding, according to new research by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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New Fracking Frontier Scares Residents

New Fracking Frontier Scares Residents

Due to a rapid increase in demand, sand used in hydraulic fracturing, has become a valuable commodity, and sand mines are opening in the US at a rapid rate.

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Liberia: Bans Beach Sand Mining

Liberia: Bans Beach Sand Mining

The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy (LME) has announced that it would be closing all beaches throughout the country from sand mining.

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Tell the BLM: Don’t Frack California

Tell the BLM: Don’t Frack California

California still has zero regulation to protect our health and water from dangerous fracking, but that’s not stopping the Bureau of Land Management from auctioning off almost 18,000 acres of land for oil drilling and fracking next week.

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Tiny Barbuda Fears Increasingly Hostile Climate

Tiny Barbuda Fears Increasingly Hostile Climate

Local scientists are warning the tiny 62-square-mile island of Barbuda is becoming one of the most vulnerable spots on earth to the consequences of climate change. Worsening the problem is the long-time practice of sand removal from the island…

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Sand Mining Mafia Exposed: Govt Turns A Blind Eye, Tamil Nadu, India

Sand Mining Mafia Exposed: Govt Turns A Blind Eye, Tamil Nadu, India

A CNN-IBN ground report has exposed how sand is being stolen by politically connected mafia despite a ban on sand mining in Tamil Nadu.

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San Francisco Bay Sand Mining Raises Question About Beach Erosion

San Francisco Bay Sand Mining Raises Question About Beach Erosion

The sediment in San Francisco Bay, once thought of as a renewable resource, is eroding and being removed much more quickly than nature replenishes it.

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