Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

Documenting The Global Impacts Of Beach Sand Mining

Documenting The Global Impacts Of Beach Sand Mining

For centuries, beach sand has been mined for use as aggregate in concrete, for heavy minerals, and for construction fill.

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Benin: Erosion-inducing coastal sand mining to be outlawed

Benin: Erosion-inducing coastal sand mining to be outlawed

Faced with rising sea levels and coastal erosion caused in part by coastal sand mining, carting away of free beach sand for commercial uses, the national government has begun a campaign to save its coastal sand by digging up sand inland, instead. But communities near these newly-created sand collection spots are fighting back.

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Mining Of Coastal Sand: A Critical Environmental And Economic Problem For Morocco

Mining Of Coastal Sand: A Critical Environmental And Economic Problem For Morocco

In Morocco, the extraction of beach and dune sand for use in the construction industry is destroying significant portions of the nation’s natural heritage.

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Slideshow: The Global Impacts Of Beach Sand Mining

Slideshow: The Global Impacts Of Beach Sand Mining

Beach sand: so common, so complex, so perfect for sand castles and now a precious and vanishing resource.

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Cambodia Under Sandmen’s Spell

Cambodia Under Sandmen’s Spell

Singapore is struggling to find the sand it needs for its gigantic land reclamation and construction projects.

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Liberia: Coastal Erosion Displaces Hundreds

Liberia: Coastal Erosion Displaces Hundreds

Coastal erosion has wiped out dozens of homes and left nearly 200 inhabitants homeless in Buchanan. Most of the erosion is caused by unregulated sand mining.

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Would it still be Miami Beach with Foreign Sand?

Would it still be Miami Beach with Foreign Sand?

Miami Beach leaders are eyeing sand from foreign sources such as the Bahamas, as the domestic supply runs dry.

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