Coastal Care

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Tag: Sand Mining Resources

Time is running out for sand

Time is running out for sand

Sand and gravel are being extracted faster than they can be replaced. Monitor and manage this resource globally.

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Sand mafias silence journalists in India

Sand mafias silence journalists in India

Up to 50 billion metric tons of sand and gravel are extracted every year worldwide. The inexhaustible need for sand from this rapidly-developing country is the breeding ground for illegal activities by what has come to be known as the “sand mafias”.

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UN Report: Sand Mafias are Destroying Moroccan Beaches

UN Report: Sand Mafias are Destroying Moroccan Beaches

Sand mafias and illegal sand extraction are destroying beaches and threatening Morocco’s coastline, reminds the UN Environment Program.

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Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on the planet. But its benefits mask enormous dangers to the planet, to human health – and to culture itself.

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Private companies can no longer mine beaches in India

Private companies can no longer mine beaches in India

Private beach sand miners can no longer mine the coasts of India, as per a Gazette notification by the Union Ministry of Mines which has just been made public.

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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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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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Corporate Sand Mining In SF Bay Sparks ‘Sand Wars’

Corporate Sand Mining In SF Bay Sparks ‘Sand Wars’

Six years ago, nonprofit environmental advocacy organization San Francisco Baykeeper sued sand-mining firm Hanson Marine Operations and the State Lands Commission to stop sand mining in the Bay. However, in November, an appeals court judge sided with the State Lands Commission and the sand mining company.

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