Sand mining is a threat to the environment. In this talk, Sumaira Abdulali, a bold and determined environmentalist, addresses it's ill effects and the changes one can bring about to reduce the impact of illegal sand mining on nature. She is the founder of the NGO Awaaz Foundation and the Convener of the Movement against Intimidation, Threat and Revenge against Activists (MITRA). She is from a family of environmentalists, and is pioneer to many movements against noise pollution and illegal sand mining in India. Her bold ideas, determination and her compassion for the environment is what that inspires her to achieve her goals. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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What is SAND MINING? What does SAND MINING mean? SAND MINING meaning - SAND MINING definition - SAND MINING explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Sand mining is a practice that is used to extract sand, mainly through an open pit. However, sand is also mined from beaches, inland dunes and dredged from ocean beds and river beds. It is often used in manufacturing as an abrasive, for example, and it is used to make concrete. It is also used in cold regions to put on the roads by municipal plow trucks to help icy and snowy driving conditions, usually mixed with salt or another mixture to lower the freezing temperature of the road surface (have the precipitations freeze at a lower temperature). Sand dredged from the mouths of rivers can also be used to replace eroded coastline. Another reason for sand mining is the extraction of minerals such as rutile, ilmenite and zircon, which contain the industrially useful elements titanium and zirconium. These minerals typically occur combined with ordinary sand, which is dug up, the valuable minerals being separated in water by virtue of their different densities, and the remaining ordinary sand re-deposited. Sand mining is a direct cause of erosion, and also impacts the local wildlife. For example, sea turtles depend on sandy beaches for their nesting, and sand mining has led to the near extinction of gharials (a species of crocodiles) in India. Disturbance of underwater and coastal sand causes turbidity in the water, which is harmful for such organisms as corals that need sunlight. It also destroys fisheries, causing problems for people who rely on fishing for their livelihoods. Removal of physical coastal barriers such as dunes leads to flooding of beachside communities, and the destruction of picturesque beaches causes tourism to dissipate. Sand mining is regulated by law in many places, but is still often done illegally.
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US farmers say sand mining destroying environment Farmers in the US say the booming sand-mining industry is threatening their future. The sand is vital to help extract oil and gas from deep underground. However, environmental activists say the mining is having disastrous effects on the environment and livelihoods. Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Ottawa, Illinois. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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The world's sand is running out. You have read innumerable news that the world is running out of oil and water resources. However, there is little known fact that the world's sand, which seems to be an almost unlimited source, is actually rapidly consuming. And that's not all. When people see beaches and immense deserts, they may think that sand is an unlimited resource for a reasonable reason, but according to a recent publication in the Science magazine, overuse of global sand resources is damaging to the environment, causing scarcity and encouraging conflicts by throwing communities in danger. Rapidly growing demand and unbridled sand mining are bringing together scarcity as it is in other natural sources. As the strong evidence shows, the sand of many regions began to decrease gradually. For example, Vietnam's domestic demand exceeds the country's total reserves. If this imbalance persists, Vietnam's construction sand will be exhausted by 2020, according to the country's infrastructure ministry. This problem rarely took place in scientific debates and was not systematically studied. However, the interest of the media has begun to attract attention. While scientists have made an important effort to calculate how much infrastructure work such as roads and construction damages their living spaces and their environment, the impact created by the removal of construction resources such as stone and gravel, which are used in building construction, has been missed. Two years ago a working group on global sand use was established. The aim of this group is to be able to create policies that can be applied on a large number of affected points in the bases of sand extraction and use. The system integration approach provides the best understanding of the socioeconomic and environmental interaction of these questions beyond time and distance. According to what has been learned so far, it is now time to formulate regulations on inter-continental sand mining, use and trade. If it does not seem critical to you, let us also give you the following information: You probably did not know it, but it is now the world's most abundant material (by weight), exceeding sand and pebbles, fossil fuels and biomass. You should not be surprised at this; because it is a critical component of sand, cement, glass, and electrons. In enormous quantities, sand is removed for land reclamation, rock gassing and coastal renewal programs. Recent sellers in Houston, India, Nepal and Bangladesh will cause global sand demand to increase slightly. In 2010, the countries only released 11 billion tons of sand for construction. The Asia-Pacific region has the highest sand extraction rates, followed by Europe and North America. In the US alone in 2016, only 8.9 billion dollars worth of sand and gravel were used for construction and production, accounting for a 24% increase over the last 5 years. Moreover, it turned out that these figures do not really reflect the amount of global sand extraction and use. According to some sources, records of actual sand extraction rates in many countries may be hidden. Official statistics typically report incomplete sand removal data for non-construction purposes. Sand is traditionally a local resource. However, due to regional scarcities and bans, some countries are turning into global commodities. For this reason, the value of kumun international trade has increased almost six times in the last 25 years. The profit from sand mining is encouraging this ration. As a response to the violence arising from the sand battle, the Hong Kong government created a regional monopoly on sand mining and sales in the early 1900s and continued until 1981. Today, illegal groups in India, Italy and other countries are managing sand and land trade. Singapore's imports of large quantities of sand have fallen into disagreement with Indonesia, Malaysia and Cambodia. So, as you can see, sand is an important source of rent and a problem not to be overlooked. This extreme sand exploitation causes the sand resources in the sand extraction areas to gradually decrease. Due to dense sand extraction, rivers and coastal ecosystems are physically altered, causing erosion. It also shows that the operation of sand mining affects many species of animals, including fish, dolphins, crustaceans and crocodiles. This is not the only affected animals. Sand mining also seriously affects areas where people have livelihoods. Due to increased erosion, coastal areas in beaches and wetlands become more vulnerable to seller and wave. This directly affects the people living in those regions. Thanks to the United Nations Environment Program, the media interest in the issue is growing, but the scale of the problem is still not widely understood. Kumun is a common, easy-to-find resource, making it difficult to make adjustments to it. As a result, very little is known about the global consequences of sand production and consumption.
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Top End river flood plains are being stripped of sand to feed Darwin's growing demand for concrete, destroying an internationally significant area without environmental impact assessment. The area - known as the Howard sand plains, 30 kilometres east of Darwin - includes sand sheet heaths that are home to several threatened species and a community of carnivorous plants. Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority chairman, Dr Bill Freeland, said no environmental impact assessments had been carried out in relation to mining of the sand sheets
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CEMEX and the California Coastal Commission have reached an agreement to close the Monterey Bay coastal plant in the next three years. This agreement comes after a long battle between the company and environmentalists in the area. Kiet Do reports. (7-13-17)
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Love the beach? Then get to them before sand mining destroys them all. Watch more stories like this at: https://insh.world Check out more from INSH: Top 10 Women's Jobs That No Longer Exist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5TJJoIzSWg This Norwegian Town Needs Giant Mirrors to See the Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jep1oPm1fMk About INSH: We tell the world’s greatest underknown stories and facts about history, geography and world culture. Our stories are true, but either unknown or underknown. We aim to bring the marvel of these narratives, images or facts to your consciousness and hope that these inspiring tales make us look to the skies rather than to the ground. INSH is an educational video company producing snackable, short-form videos. Visit our official site at: https://insh.world Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/INSH Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INSH/ or follow on Instagram: instagram.com/interestingsh
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This film documents efforts by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community to assist the Government of Kiribati to reduce the impacts of beach mining on the vulnerable coastal areas of South Tarawa Atoll.
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New mines are creating jobs in Wisconsin, but causes environmental concerns. Subscribe to WISN on YouTube for more: http://bit.ly/1emE5YX Get more Milwaukee news: http://www.wisn.com/ Like us: http://www.facebook.com/wisn12 Follow us: http://twitter.com/WISN12News Google+: http://plus.google.com/+WISN
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There's a battle brewing on the Monterey County coast over the country's last sand mining operation. Len Ramirez reports. (3/30/16)
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BIOL 1030 Communication in Science Documentary Students of the University of Queensland :) 2015
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Its not just drought and poor irrigation that's behind the severe hunger and starvation being witnessed in parts of Bundelkhand... In our special series What's Ailing Rural India, Archana Shukla explores the third major contributor to the crisis - illegal sand mining that's turning large tracts of fertile land into barrern waste..
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About 25km north of Mumbai, along the Vasai creek, up to 75,000 men work illegally as sand miners. Illegal extraction of sand generates about $150 million per year in India. The divers descend to the creek bed up to 200 times to extract sand and on an average earn $4 per day. They are not even given proper equipment. Men die in the process but these deaths go unreported. Subscribe to our channel: http://read.ht/fLZ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/htTweets Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hindustantimes iOS:- http://m.onelink.me/bcae8b2d Android:- http://m.onelink.me/986f584a Watch more videos at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/video hindustantimes.com © 2016
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The Department of Water and Sanitation is cracking down on the unlawful use of water through sand mining in KwaZulu-Natal. Private companies and individuals have been identified as the main culprits. A stakeholder engagement discussing the environmental impact of sand mining took place in Durban. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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Continuing the exploration of the impact on our coastline of sand and shingle dredging in the North Sea. A series of news reports featuring interviews with dredging companies, marine experts, conservation bodies, and government agencies all giving their perspective on the coastal erosion and destruction of marine life caused by aggregate dredging.
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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Union environment ministry not to grant environmental clearance for sand mining in the rivers of north India till September 1 each year and not during the rainy season. Subscribe to Times Of India's Youtube channel here: http://goo.gl/WgIatu Also Subscribe to Bombay Times Youtube Channel here: http://goo.gl/AdXcgU Social Media Links: Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/TimesofIndia Twitter : https://twitter.com/timesofindia Google + : https://plus.google.com/u/0/+timesindia/posts 'Download TOI app on Android & iPhone and WIN free recharge coupon worth Rs. 50/- from Paytm - http://goo.gl/AvRYmM Times Of India's Official YouTube channel is managed by Culture Machine Media Pvt Ltd.
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There's a battle being fought in the bay that's hidden from view. That's because the battle lines are drawn deep underwater. Susie Steimle reports. (11-13-2018)
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Government has moved to address the illegal removal of sand from a beach in Telescope, St Andrew. On April 29th, GBN aired a news item after citizens for the defense of the northern coastline raised the red flag on sand mining in the area. Government’s move to correct this was undertaken today after Gravel and Concrete accepted responsibility and assisted in leveling the piles of sand.
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An expose of India's dangerous and illegal sand mining industry. We confront the sand mafia that's destroying the environment, and in some cases, leading to murder.
Views: 10749 ABC News (Australia)
Sand-mining along the shores is being blamed for major erosion which has been happening in Nigeria. The government of Lagos has been trying to regulate the process. Although only a small number of companies are licensed to dredge sand, scores of others, take it illegally. AL Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Nigeria's commerical capital, Lagos.
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The Lapis Lustre sand mine owned by CEMEX in Marina, CA has been drawing sand from the Monterey Bay for several decades. This is a problem as Monterey Bay has the highest average long term erosion rate in all of California, according to the US Geological Survey. Several research studies have shown that the mine is contributing 50-75% of the current shoreline erosion rates affecting southern Monterey Bay. However, CEMEX claims they do not effect rates of shoreline erosion. Petri Dish reporter Will Houston gives a brief overview about the mine, its effects, and its future. The full article about the CEMEX mine can be found at www.californiapetridish.com. References for this video are listed below. Video and audio was recorded using an iPhone 4S (bear with the change in audio tone/ video transitions, we're working with what we have right now) References: Alyssum Pohl and Lisa Johnston (2012). Lapis Sand Dollars: An Economic Analysis of Non-Market Impacts of Lapis Sand Mine in Southern Monterey Bay. Thornton, E.B., Sallenger, A., Conforto Sesto, J., Egley, L., McGee, T., Parsons, R. (2006). Sand mining impacts on long-term dune erosion in southern Monterey Bay. Marine Geology. 229: 45- 58 Philip Williams & Associates, Environmental Science Associates (2012). Evaluation of Erosion Mitigation Alternatives. ESA PWA REF. # 1972.00. Philip Williams & Associates, Ltd., Thornton, E., Dugan, J., Halcrow Group (2008). Coastal Regional Sediment Management Plan for Southern Monterey Bay. PWA REF # 1902.00. Photo and Figure Credits: Dr. Edward Thornton (Naval Post Graduate School Professor) Vern Fisher (Photographer for The Monterey County Herald) 2008 PWA Report 2012 ESA PWA Report California Department of Fish and Wildlife Will Houston
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The Government has announced that the process of granting Environmental Clearance for sustainable sand mining and mining of minor minerals has been decentralized. The Ministry has created District Environment Impact Assessment Authority (DEIAA) for proper monitoring of sand mining. In consultation with the State governments, the Ministry has also prepared guidelines for sustainable sand mining.
To mark World Press Freedom Day, DW follows a journalist in Chennai, India, who risks personal safety to investigate illegal sand mining. For her efforts, she’s been threatened and intimidated. For a related story, go to: http://www.dw.com/en/activists-at-risk-supporting-jailed-journalists-and-bloggers/a-19318623
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Illegal sand mining from Damodar river stopped due to impact of ABP Ananda news
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What you see here is an open secret. Turns of sand illegally mined all across India. The rot runs deep. And the indiscriminate plundering of our natural resources goes unabated, unchecked. There is no specific regulation to put an end to this. The officials have turned blind eye and the cop-mafia nexus is reality. But why does India have a sand mafia? Why do these men fearless go about their business? How can this complete illegal activity occur brazenly? As a part of extensive investigation, we take to you to the den of the sand mining mafia. Download the Times Now India's Election HQ app and get all the election info at one go. Click here: http://bit.ly/1iwcRBr Social Media Links :- Facebook - http://goo.gl/CC7rGc G+ - http://goo.gl/O1iEp5 Twitter - http://goo.gl/uHYsqP Also visit our website - http://goo.gl/XPUXe8 To Stay Updated Download the Times Now App :- Android Google Play : https://goo.gl/zJhWjC Apple App Store : https://goo.gl/d7QBQZ
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Sea levels are on the rise, and many coastal New Englanders are finding themselves woefully short on the sand needed to contain them. Sea levels are on the rise, and many coastal New Englanders are finding themselves woefully short on the sand needed to contain them. The typical fix has been to buy the sand needed to rebuild the parts of the coastline that have succumbed to erosion and storm damage, but that route is becoming increasingly controversial for a number of reasons. One is the sheer cost of doing it as reconstructing beaches isn't cheap. Whether or not the state should help individual landowners cover the costs of some measures, both preventative and restorative, is also increasingly becoming a point of contention. That issue is becoming more and more exacerbated as the rules governing resources make the sand harder to get in general, and impossible for some with individual needs. Massachusetts for example, restricts offshore sand mining with few exceptions but is re-examining this policy due to increasing needs. Individual groups have entered the fight with demands that some of the most lush mining grounds remain off limits for a variety of reasons ranging from ecology to industry. Trucking sand from inland locations can cost up to four times more than sourcing it closer to where it's needed. And needed it is, as each winter tons of sand are lost to storms.
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As result of the Offshore Black Sand Mining held in four years 2008, continuing coastal erosion along teh seashore in Paratong, Sta. Catalina, Ilocos Sur, started in 2011. The video taken recently on Aug 23, 2013, the soil land is conastanly being eroded. No more black sand to prevent the sea water to eat up the soil.
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How illegal sand mining affects health of village people? - Explained Connect with Puthiya Thalaimurai TV Online: SUBSCRIBE to get the latest Tamil news updates: http://bit.ly/1O4soYP Visit Puthiya Thalaimurai TV WEBSITE: http://puthiyathalaimurai.tv/ Like Puthiya Thalaimurai TV on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/PutiyaTalaimuraimagazine Follow Puthiya Thalaimurai TV TWITTER: https://twitter.com/PTTVOnlineNews About Puthiya Thalaimurai TV Puthiya Thalaimurai TV (Tamil: புதிய தலைமுறை டிவி) is a 24x7 live news channel in Tamil launched on August 24, 2011.Due to its independent editorial stance it became extremely popular in India and abroad within days of its launch and continues to remain so till date.The channel looks at issues through the eyes of the common man and serves as a platform that airs people's views.The editorial policy is built on strong ethics and fair reporting methods that does not favour or oppose any individual, ideology, group, government, organisation or sponsor.The channel’s primary aim is taking unbiased and accurate information to the socially conscious common man. Besides giving live and current information the channel broadcasts news on sports, business and international affairs. It also offers a wide array of week end programmes. The channel is promoted by Chennai based New Gen Media Corporation. The company also publishes popular Tamil magazines- Puthiya Thalaimurai and Kalvi. The news center is based in Chennai city, supported by a sprawling network of bureaus all over Tamil Nadu. It has a northern hub in the capital Delhi.The channel is proud of its well trained journalists and employs cutting edge technology for news gathering and processing.
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The Bombay High Court last week banned sand extraction across Maharashtra, including those holding licences, observing that the activity was damaging river beds and causing flood threats. The decision has been welcomes by environmentalists and is a boost to environment in the state. Not just environment even the people living in proximity are breathing a sigh of relief after the ban. Though one industry has been hit by the ban – it is the construction industry that will now have to search for an alternative to sand. Projects will be delayed by atleast two years it is being said while property will become a little more costly affair than it already is. Details with our report “Is ban Sand Mining good news for Environmentalists and bad news for Home Buyers?” Acting on a petition, the Mumbai High Court last week passed an interim order to ban sand mining in the state. The High Court has reasoned that and I quote, “The extraction of sand all over Maharashtra has become a serious issue posing environmental degradation challenge as well as apprehension to cause damage to river beds thereby causing serious threat of flood or diversion of water flow.” This means sand mining is going to be a thing of the past in the state. Sand mining has been one of the biggest threats to rivers in the state. With generous help of political and bureaucratic big wigs, sand mining in the state had become so rampant that not only were the state’s precious natural resources being depleted in a big way but its rivers threatened with extinction too. Sand is vital for sustenance of rivers. Geologists know that uncontrolled sand mining from the riverbed leads to the destruction of the entire river system.
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5/03/2016 A Deloitte Access Economics report concedes that not all jobs lost from the closure of sand mining on North Stradbroke Island will be absorbed by the island's other industries, mainly tourism which will be administered by the local Quandamooka people.
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