Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

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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Residents outraged over sand mine plan, Australia

Residents outraged over sand mine plan, Australia

Cape Cleveland residents are furious a sand mine is a step closer to approval, despite being less than a kilometre away from an internationally protected wetland.

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Illegal Sand Mining Complaints; Sindhdurga, India

Illegal Sand Mining Complaints; Sindhdurga, India

A resort in Sindhdurga has complained to the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) of illegal sand dredging in the Mochemaad creek that has destroyed the mangroves.

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Official Rejects Sand-mining Resumption Proposal

Official Rejects Sand-mining Resumption Proposal

Barbuda Council Member Senator Arthur Nibbs says the indicated position of the Barbuda Council Chairman Calvin Punter that the sister-isle could soon be returning to sand mining in order to cushion heavy-hitting financial challenges, is as unsurprising as it going to be damaging.

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Illegal Sand Mining Erodes Riverbanks, Vietnam

Illegal Sand Mining Erodes Riverbanks, Vietnam

Illegal sand mining in the Sai Gon River section between HCM City and Tay Ninh Province to the north-west has caused severe erosion of the river’s banks.

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Turbidity Caused by Sand Dredging Heightens Toxicity Levels and Threaten Marine Life

Turbidity Caused by Sand Dredging Heightens Toxicity Levels and Threaten Marine Life

Monitoring stations at Gladstone Harbour recorded dangerously high turbidity levels due to sand dredging, at the same time as UNESCO was issuing dire warnings about the possible degradation of the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status…

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UN Warns Australia To Protect The Great Barrier Of Reef

UN Warns Australia To Protect The Great Barrier Of Reef

UNESCO has warned Australia not to allow development of new ports along the Great Barrier Reef, as the World Heritage-listed natural wonder is under threat from unprecedented coastal development. UNESCO has given Australia eight months to improve management of the Great Barrier Reef before it is listed as in danger.

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