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Surveillance system, special squads to stop beach mineral mining; India

Surveillance system, special squads to stop beach mineral mining; India

Deployment of sand mining surveillance system and patrol by special squads along coastal districts, especially those rich with major minerals, are some of the steps contemplated by Tamil Nadu government to prevent plunder of major minerals in the four southernmost coastal districts.

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Sand mining decimates African beaches

Sand mining decimates African beaches

What do houses, streets, telephones and microchips have in common? They all contain processed sand. Now African countries are raising the alarm because of their disappearing beaches…

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Illegal sand mining uprooted 25 trees at Nandgaon beach, says NGO

Illegal sand mining uprooted 25 trees at Nandgaon beach, says NGO

The impact of illegal sand mining is being felt at Raigad district in Maharashtra, as NGO Awaaz Foundation identified 25 trees uprooted by alleged mechanical dredging at Nandgaon beach.

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State sued over sand mining in San Francisco Bay, California

State sued over sand mining in San Francisco Bay, California

Environmentalists are suing the state in an effort to reduce sand mining inside San Francisco Bay that they contend is shrinking a popular beach and habitat for an endangered bird.

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Samoa: Beach sand mining is aggravating coastal erosion in Upolu

Samoa: Beach sand mining is aggravating coastal erosion in Upolu

In the Samoan island of Upolu, a villager is reporting seeing myriads of trucks loaded with sand mined from local beaches.

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Sand extraction destroys the Crimean beaches

Sand extraction destroys the Crimean beaches

According to scientists, sand mining is a direct threat to all the beaches of the peninsula, as in the south-west and on the east coast.

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An Assessment of the Impact of Sand Mining: Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania

An Assessment of the Impact of Sand Mining: Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania

In mainland Tanzania, in comparison to Zanzibar, sand mining is done mainly along the coast and in river beds. This does a great deal of damage because it destabilizes the river banks and may collapse any bridges along them. On the contrary, mining in Zanzibar is generally done on the coastal beaches or in the hinterland areas that are richer in available sand.

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Indonesia: land right activists killed for protesting illegal sand mining

Indonesia: land right activists killed for protesting illegal sand mining

Legal and illegal mining has become a serious concern over the past five years in Indonesia. Such exploitation of natural resources has contributed to a number of human rights violations in Indonesia, such as murder, torture, attacks, illegal detention, land grabbing and forced eviction.

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Sand Storm: $750 Million Worth of The Material is Unaccounted For in Cambodia

Sand Storm: $750 Million Worth of The Material is Unaccounted For in Cambodia

Nearly 50 civil society organizations called for the Cambodian government to join some other Southeast Asian nations and ban or severely restrict exports of sand to Singapore after it was revealed that nearly $750 million worth of the building material has disappeared from the country.

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