Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

New Beach Sand Mining Restriction in The Turks and Caicos

New Beach Sand Mining Restriction in The Turks and Caicos

Measures are being put in place to regulate beach sand mining in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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How sand mining mafia is plundering beaches and creeks

How sand mining mafia is plundering beaches and creeks

The entire coastal region in India, especially the west coast, will be denuded of natural sand, if the sector is not regulated. Most of Maharashtra’s beaches will resemble lunar surfaces, with the sand mined completely, leaving only a rocky shore.

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Lagos Expansion Into Atlantic Ocean, Nigeria

Lagos Expansion Into Atlantic Ocean, Nigeria

By 2016, Lagos will get a new city to be built on nine million square metres of reclaimed land about 2.4 kilometres into the Atlantic Ocean, south of Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island.

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Mechanised Sand Mining to Attract Criminal Action

Mechanised Sand Mining to Attract Criminal Action

Facing strong criticism from the Opposition and environmentalists over wisespread quarrying of sand in the Tamirabarani river basin in Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts and Palar river basin in Vellore and Kanchipuram, chief minister M. Karunanidhi ordered the ban on mechanised sand quarrying.

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Sand Piracy: More about Singapore Sand Issues

Sand Piracy: More about Singapore Sand Issues

Singapore’s economy rests upon maintaining a huge and continuous supply of sand, and smuggling sand has become a multibillion-dollar trade, in a country renowned for honest business practices and corporal punishment.

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The Women Sand Thieves, Video

The Women Sand Thieves, Video

Every day, hundreds of women scrape, shovel, dig, sift and hoard beach sand by the tons.

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CAMBODIA: Sand dredging prompts fishermen’s protests

CAMBODIA: Sand dredging prompts fishermen’s protests

Prime Minister Hun Sen banned sand exports in May 2009, yet sand mining continues in Koh Kong Province, the epicentre of the country’s corrupt dredging industry. Dredgers remove 25,000 tons of sand each day from the Cambodian seas to export.

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48 Illegal Sand Mining Fields Found in Hunan, China

48 Illegal Sand Mining Fields Found in Hunan, China

Turning this key flood prevention battlefield into a money spinner for sandstone raiders.

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