Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

The damages caused by Singapore’s insatiable thirst for land

The damages caused by Singapore’s insatiable thirst for land

Fuelled by Singapore’s land and construction demands sand mining is wreaking environmental destruction across south-east Asia.

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Tar sands oil extraction spreading rapidly, report warns.

Tar sands oil extraction spreading rapidly, report warns.

BP is developing tar sands in Alberta and also in Venezuela, the world’s second largest reserves after Canada, where it is active on the Petromonagas block and is also considering the Ayacucho 2 block.

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Sand mining company proposes expanding Stradbroke national parks

Sand mining company proposes expanding Stradbroke national parks

The sand mining company Unimin is calling for large areas of Stradbroke Island off Brisbane to be declared national park as soon as possible.

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Ancestors’ Bones Halt Sand Mining

Ancestors’ Bones Halt Sand Mining

Greg McDonald says remains of his Ngati Wai ancestors from centuries ago lie on the Pakiri Beach seabed.

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Singapore sand imports threaten Cambodian ecosystem

Singapore sand imports threaten Cambodian ecosystem

Singapore, which prides itself on being one of the most environmentally friendly nations in Asia, is expanding its coastline with irresponsibly dredged sand from Cambodia, according to a report from an environmental NGO.

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Mining ‘eating’ dunes at Northland refuge

Mining ‘eating’ dunes at Northland refuge

Erosion of dunes at a remote Northland beach and wildlife refuge is being blamed on dredges mining the near shore.

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Singapore accused of launching Sand Wars

Singapore accused of launching Sand Wars

By paying smugglers to steal under the cover of night, entire picturesque sandy beaches of Indonesia and Malaysia, carving out millions of tons of coastline.

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Last-Chance Beaches: Morocco

Last-Chance Beaches: Morocco

You’d think that a desert country like Morocco would have enough sand for everyone. But at least a few parties feel the need to steal sand from Morocco’s Atlantic beaches, by literally bulldozing dunes, trucking the sand away to make cement, and leaving behind ugly lunar landscapes.

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