Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

Newspaper Editor Charged For Sand Mining

Newspaper Editor Charged For Sand Mining

A Grenadian Newspaper editor, who has used his newspaper to expose what he sees as corruption in Grenada, has been arrested and charged for illegally extracting sand from the beaches…

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Lagos ready to battle illegal sand miners, Nigeria

Lagos ready to battle illegal sand miners, Nigeria

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday said the government had no choice but to wage “serious war” against illegal sand miners in the state.

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Sand Mining Throughout Coastal Liberia

Sand Mining Throughout Coastal Liberia

The city of Buchanan, Liberia, is gradually being swept away by sea erosion. But there is an even more serious matter – an impending environmental danger- that should claim the urgent attention of the government. It is the issue of sand mining in Monrovia and its environs.

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Council Votes To End Sand Mining, Barbuda

Council Votes To End Sand Mining, Barbuda

The Barbuda Council has voted to end beach sand mining, bowing to pressure from within its ranks and environmentalists, after several reports indicated that the operation posed serious health and safety risks.

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Land Lost to Sand Dredging

Land Lost to Sand Dredging

Cambodia has struggled with the environmental cost of sand mining from its rivers, and villagers who live along the banks of the Mekong River say that the land on which their houses are built is collapsing into the river because of the dredging.

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Illegal Dredging Causes Major Problems, Vietnam

Illegal Dredging Causes Major Problems, Vietnam

Unchecked and illegal sand dredging have been attributed to severe landslide that washed away houses into the Dong Nai River, in the South Central Coastal region of Vietnam.

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Barbuda Sandmining Nears Disaster Levels

Barbuda Sandmining Nears Disaster Levels

There have been renewed calls for an end to sand mining operations in Barbuda, as this activity has reached a stage that could spell an environmental disaster for Barbuda island..

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Dubai’s Staggering Growth

Dubai’s Staggering Growth

To expand the possibilities for beachfront development, Dubai undertook a massive and controversial engineering project to create hundreds of artificial islands along its Persian Gulf coastline. Built from sand dredged from the sea floor, the islands are shaped in recognizable forms such as palm trees. The construction of the various islands off the coast of Dubai has resulted in changes in area wildlife, coastal erosion and alongshore sediment transport, and wave patterns.

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Some Relief for the Reef

Some Relief for the Reef

United Nations experts will be presented with a petition that has more than 100,000 signatures on it, calling for an end to dredging and development near the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland.

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