Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

Whole coastline of Namibia is designated a national park

Whole coastline of Namibia is designated a national park

Namibia has become what is thought to be the first country to designate its entire coastline a national park. Namibia designates its entire 976-mile coastline a national park, consolidating several existing preserves into the 26.6 million-acre Namib-Skeleton Coast National Park.

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Singapore Extends Its Coastlines With Illegally Dredged Sand

Singapore Extends Its Coastlines With Illegally Dredged Sand

Singapore, one of the world’s most prosperous and fastest growing economies, is being accused of expanding its coastline with illegally dredged sand from neighboring states.

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First Artificial Island to Be Built In The Americas

First Artificial Island to Be Built In The Americas

Boskalis is sourcing the sand for the land reclamation process from its own borrow area…

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Beach mining study bodes well for prospectors

Beach mining study bodes well for prospectors

Beach mining has received favorable reviews in a two-year study conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Illegal Sand Miners Remain Unfazed, India

Illegal Sand Miners Remain Unfazed, India

Illegal mining of sand along Mumbai and Maharashtra’s picturesque Konkan coast is threatening to destroy the fragile western coastline. This activity is being done in gross violation of the new coastal regulation norm that has banned sand mining along beaches and creeks.

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Uncontrolled Sand Mining Days Numbered, Namibia

Uncontrolled Sand Mining Days Numbered, Namibia

While sand mining in the Swakop River is a crucial element of coastal development, concern is mounting over the uncontrolled sand mining taking place in the Swakop River, which is creating dangerous conditions as well as causing severe environmental damage.

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Sydney’s Beach protection attempt may carry price tag of $700m

Sydney’s Beach protection attempt may carry price tag of $700m

Preserving Sydney’s beaches against rising sea levels could cost more than $700 million over the next 50 years and would require the government to reverse its long-standing position regarding offshore sand mining.

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Illegal Sea Sand Dredging Leaves Behind Environmental Mess, China

Illegal Sea Sand Dredging Leaves Behind Environmental Mess, China

China’s economic boom has triggered unprecedented number of construction projects. The regular supply of sand has almost run out and many construction firms have been using sand from the sea, illegally, and leaving behind an environmental mess. The coastline in Rizhao, Shandong, has retreated more than 100 meters due to excessive sea sand dredging.

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Sand Mafia Fill 600 Trucks a Day, Thane District India

Sand Mafia Fill 600 Trucks a Day, Thane District India

The district administration does not have manpower to control highways and look out for the sand mafia.

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