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Category: Sand Mining

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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Tamil Nadu plans satellite imaging to check illegal mining, India

Tamil Nadu plans satellite imaging to check illegal mining, India

Illegal granite quarrying scam recently unearthed in Tamil Nadu, the eleventh largest state in India by area and the seventh most populous state, has prompted the state government to put in place a monitoring mechanism via satellite images, for mining operations in the state.

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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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