Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

Sand mining in a dune system, Chile

Sand mining in a dune system, Chile

This is a normal situation here in this side of the world: when the legal go beyond the logic…

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Sand from glacial melt could be Greenland’s economic salvation?

Sand from glacial melt could be Greenland’s economic salvation?

As climate change melts Greenland’s glaciers and deposits more river sediment on its shores, an international group of researchers has identified one unforeseen economic opportunity for the Arctic nation: exporting excess sand and gravel abroad, where raw materials for infrastructure are in high demand.

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Myanmar: “Our land is collapsing around us”: population and environment at risk from rampant sand mining

Myanmar: “Our land is collapsing around us”: population and environment at risk from rampant sand mining

Irresponsible sand mining in the Ayeyarwady River is destroying the livelihoods of farmers and fishers and placing environmental stress on the nation’s rice bowl.

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The hidden environmental toll of mining the World’s sand

The hidden environmental toll of mining the World’s sand

Sand mining is the world’s largest mining endeavor, responsible for 85 percent of all mineral extraction. It is also the least regulated, and quite possibly the most corrupt and environmentally destructive.

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Bulgarians decry ‘eco vandalism’ on coast

Bulgarians decry ‘eco vandalism’ on coast

After pictures emerged on social media earlier this month of a giant sand dune being bulldozed, there’s been an angry reaction among eco activists and the general public.

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5 billion Dubai megaresort rises from The World

5 billion Dubai megaresort rises from The World

Four kilometers off the Dubai coastline lies Europe. Or a version of it, at least. Comprising six man-made islands styled after a mix of European countries and cities, when completed this $5 billion megaproject will be able to accommodate 16,000 tourists in the height of travel luxury.

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Argentina: The Atlantic Coast loses two meters of beach per year

Argentina: The Atlantic Coast loses two meters of beach per year

It happens in the main beaches of Buenos Aires, due to the erosion, generated by the loss of dunes, urban intervention, with walls of cement, coastal roads, the afforestation of the dunes and the theft of sand for constructions.

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The Cement Industry, One of the World’s Largest CO2 Emitters, Pledges to Cut Greenhouse Gases

The Cement Industry, One of the World’s Largest CO2 Emitters, Pledges to Cut Greenhouse Gases

Cement is the second most-consumed resource in the world, with more than 4 billion tons of the material produced globally every year. As a result, the industry generates approximately 8 percent of global CO2 emissions.

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Gambian environmental activists take swift Action against Chinese plant polluting their ocean water

Gambian environmental activists take swift Action against Chinese plant polluting their ocean water

After activists said a Chinese-run fish processing plant – that arrived in 2014 – had failed to remove a pipe accused of spewing toxic waste into the sea, local youth issued an ultimatum: Dig the pipe up, or we will. They did, storming the beach.

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