Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

Sand mining: The High Volume – Low Value Paradox

Sand mining: The High Volume – Low Value Paradox

Given the rapid rate of urbanization and the current rate of extraction of sand for construction, and the silent devastation left behind in its wake, the modern process of assigning value, economic or otherwise to this resource seems sadly inchoate and needs to be re-evaluated… By Kiran Pereira.

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Midnight Sand Markets Flourish Post Ban, Andhra Pradesh State, India

Midnight Sand Markets Flourish Post Ban, Andhra Pradesh State, India

The midnight-to-morning sand market (a routine feature every night) had customers jostling and haggling for the best deal, some even indulging in panic buying with traders hard selling that sand supply from neighbouring states would stop in a few days… And sky is the limit for a ton of sand.

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Boom Time For Illegal Sand Mining, Kerala State, India

Boom Time For Illegal Sand Mining, Kerala State, India

With the coastal city of Kozhikode’s construction sector flourishing, illegal sand mining and misuse of sand passes have spawned a multi-crore business, setting off a range of social, legal and environmental issues.

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Destroying Paradise To Make Concrete Blocks: Sand Mining In Sierra Leone

Destroying Paradise To Make Concrete Blocks: Sand Mining In Sierra Leone

A new threat has emerged that risks destroying Sierra Leone’s eco-tourism untapped opportunities for sustainable development: Sand Mining. The free-sand-for-all bonanza just exploded. Without permits, hundreds of trucks attack the beaches on a daily basis, hiring local boys as daily laborers to destroy their own communities…

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Singapore And Jurong Island Reclamation

Singapore And Jurong Island Reclamation

Singapore’s phase 4 of Jurong Island reclamation is scheduled to begin September 15.

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Opposition to Beach Sand Mining Mounts, India

Opposition to Beach Sand Mining Mounts, India

The Akhila Bharata Rythu Coolie Sangham and other organisations are vehemently opposing the sand mining activity in Vajrapukotturu — situated in the state of Andhra Pradesh on India’s southeastern coast — as they believe that it is detrimental to the interests of fishermen and other communities that depend on the sea for their livelihood.

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Crackdown Planned On Illegal River Sand Mining, China

Crackdown Planned On Illegal River Sand Mining, China

To regulate the river sand market, the Guangdong provincial government has launched a large-scale crackdown on illicit river sand mining gangs.

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Papua New Guinea’s Seabed To Be Mined For Gold And Copper

Papua New Guinea’s Seabed To Be Mined For Gold And Copper

A new frontier in mining is set to be opened up by the underwater extraction of resources from the seabed off the coast of Papua New Guinea, despite vehement objections from environmentalists and local activists.

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Houses Built on Sand

Houses Built on Sand

The excessive extraction of oceanic sand has caused the large-scale erosion of China’s shoreline and fisheries, while a lack of regulation has allowed unstable sand to be used in construction.

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