Coastal Care

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Jobless Cape Coast youth venture into illegal beach sand winning; Ghana

Jobless Cape Coast youth venture into illegal beach sand winning; Ghana

The youth at Bakaano, a suburb of Cape Coast, have taken to illegal mining due to the unavailability of jobs.

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Cities from the sea: the true cost of reclaimed land

Cities from the sea: the true cost of reclaimed land

Asia is growing. Literally. From Malaysia to Dubai, luxury developments are rising on artificial islands and coastlines. Everybody wins – except the local sea life and the fishermen who depend on it

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It’s not just Xolobeni: What the Australian mining company did in the Western Cape; South Africa

It’s not just Xolobeni: What the Australian mining company did in the Western Cape; South Africa

The Australian mining company seeking the right to mine in Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape, has been lashed for its treatment of a community in the Western Cape where it has been accused of breaching its legal obligations.

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Journalist investigating illegal sand mining cases run over by truck, MP, India

Journalist investigating illegal sand mining cases run over by truck, MP, India

A journalist investigating illegal sand mining cases in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh was run over by a truck on Monday, media reports said.

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Sand Mining in Uganda Poses a Serious Threat to the Environment

Sand Mining in Uganda Poses a Serious Threat to the Environment

Environmentalists in Uganda say an important wetland that runs along a highway linking the capital city of Kampala to the southwestern town of Masaka is being harmed by aggressive dredging to extract sand.

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Schoolboys employed in sand mining, Tamil Nadu, India

Schoolboys employed in sand mining, Tamil Nadu, India

Poverty and proximity to riverbeds have been weaning away a number of children studying in government schools and pushing them into sand mining. The sand mafia, in a bid to find cheap labour, has been using schoolchildren to lift sand from the riverbeds. The unsuspecting youngsters fall prey to the designs of the mafia, tempted by the money on offer.

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Asia’s hunger for sand takes a toll on endangered species

Asia’s hunger for sand takes a toll on endangered species

Across Asia, rampant extraction of sand for construction is eroding coastlines and scouring waterways. t’s a global concern, but especially acute in Asia, where all trends show that urbanization and the region’s big construction boom are going to continue for many years.

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Demand for sand leads to global ecological crisis

Demand for sand leads to global ecological crisis

Every day, miners remove 5,500 to 6,000 truckloads of sand (about 20 tons each) from the scenic beachfronts and 17 river basins of Tamil Nadu, India. Fueled by a real estate boom estimated to generate $180 billion annually by 2020, India is digging 500 million metric tons of sand every year, feeding an industry worth more than $50 billion. And India’s hunger is bound to increase…

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South Africa: Setback for Giant West Coast Mine Project

South Africa: Setback for Giant West Coast Mine Project

The government has rejected an application by a controversial Australian mining company for a huge expansion of its existing Tormin heavy mineral sands mine near Koekenaap on the West Coast. Tormin has been in operation since October 2013, produces heavy sands minerals from the beach.

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