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How a worldwide sand shortage could impact the design world

How a worldwide sand shortage could impact the design world

Later this month, Dutch Design Week will host a symposium entitled “The Abundance and Scarcity of Sand.” Notable speakers include geologist and author Michael Welland, as well as Denis Delestrac, whose 2013 documentary, Sand Wars, showcased the lengths that contractors and smugglers alike will go to hoard and sell a commodity second only to freshwater, in terms of consumption.

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Scientists find new source of radioactivity from Fukushima disaster: in sand and groundwater

Scientists find new source of radioactivity from Fukushima disaster: in sand and groundwater

Scientists have found a previously unsuspected place where radioactive material from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster has accumulated—in sands and brackish groundwater beneath beaches up to 60 miles away. The sands took up and retained radioactive cesium originating from the disaster in 2011 and have been slowly releasing it back to the ocean.

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Tourists return sand and rock to Iceland with apology note

Tourists return sand and rock to Iceland with apology note

A mother and her 11-year-old daughter felt so bad after they took home some sand and a pebble from Reynisfjara beach on the South Coast of Iceland – which is said to be the most impressive black sand beach in Iceland – they sent them back to the country through the postal service.

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Mackenzie Meets Beaufort

Mackenzie Meets Beaufort

The Mackenzie River is the leading source of freshwater flowing into the Arctic Ocean. It’s also a leading source of sediment flowing into that basin.

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Most beautiful black sand beaches in the World

Most beautiful black sand beaches in the World

You can find beaches in almost every color of the rainbow, from pristine white sands to chic pink shores. But there’s something particularly breathtaking about black sand beaches.

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Jars of sand from the beach among the most common items flagged, Florida

Jars of sand from the beach among the most common items flagged, Florida

Travelers check an average of 2 million bags a year while flying out of Southwest Florida International Airport. TSA agents have seen it all; but said the most common item to be flagged in SWFL is the jar of sand you saved from the beach…

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Irish beach washed away 33 years ago reappears overnight after freak tide

Irish beach washed away 33 years ago reappears overnight after freak tide

An Irish beach that disappeared more than 30 years ago has returned to an island off the County Mayo coast.

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Miniature organisms in the sand play big role in our ocean

Miniature organisms in the sand play big role in our ocean

Small organisms called meiofauna that live in the sediment provide essential services to human life such as food production and nutrient cycling, a researcher explains in a new report.

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Images reveal the stunning pink beaches around the world

Images reveal the stunning pink beaches around the world

There are a few destinations around the world where the beaches actually have a subtle shade of pink. The phenomenon is not caused by pollution or a trick of the light but rather, a micro-organism known as foraminifera.

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