Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

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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Sand mining ban for North Stradbroke Island, Australia

Sand mining ban for North Stradbroke Island, Australia

After 50 years of mining, Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh, announced that the Government will progressively halt sand mining.

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Government of Morocco on Tar Sands potential.

Government of Morocco on Tar Sands potential.

There are ten oil shale deposits in Morocco, and the three most-explored, and therefore the most likely to begin commercial production in the near future, are near the city of Tangier, near the Mediterranean sea.

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Sand mining renders land erosion in Kerala

Sand mining renders land erosion in Kerala

A centuries old farming village on the Kerala coastline is on the verge of being washed away by the sea.

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Scotland pristine white sand targeted by thieves in midnight raids

Scotland pristine white sand targeted by thieves in midnight raids

Tiree’s stretches of pristine white sand have been targeted by thieves stealing tonne upon tonne of sand.

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