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Illegal Sand Mining: India’s Biggest Environmental Challenge?

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Rampant sand mining is affecting ecosystems and amplifying the impact of natural disasters in India
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Uncontrolled sand mining led to Kerala floods. This is only waiting to happen again

Uncontrolled sand mining led to Kerala floods. This is only waiting to happen again | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
And it’s not just Kerala. Almost each of India’s 400-plus rivers is in the grip of the sand mining mafia.
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In a first, NSA invoked against sand mining mafia who built dam on Yamuna

In a first, NSA invoked against sand mining mafia who built dam on Yamuna | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
The order, the first of its kind against the sand mafia, has been passed to press charges under section 3(2) of the NSA against Sanjay Momnathan (48), District Magistrate Brajesh Narayan Singh said.
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The Environmental Costs of Sand Mining on the Mekong

The Environmental Costs of Sand Mining on the Mekong | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
In China’s Yunnan province, dredging river sediment is good business — but experts warn of its impact on the region’s fragile ecosystems.
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Sand mining: Growing pains of cross-border trade

Sand mining: Growing pains of cross-border trade | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
Unchecked sand mining, with more sand removed each year than what can be replaced by the natural processes occurring over the course of centuries, is unsustainable
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Taranaki iwi vow to fight on despite controversial decision to allow seabed mining off coast

Taranaki iwi vow to fight on despite controversial decision to allow seabed mining off coast | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
Trans Tasman Resources has been granted a 35 year mining consent.
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Critical gaps in West Bengal’s sand mining reforms

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While reforms have been enacted on paper, the details about new rules and regulations on sand mining are unclear, leaving wide gaps for illegal operators as
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3 illegal sand mining cases in Punjab daily - Times of India

3 illegal sand mining cases in Punjab daily - Times of India | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
CHANDIGARH: Punjab's river basins, which are already facing reduced water flow and pollution are also being systematically depleted by the sand mafia who continue to mine it without fear.
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The Economist explains: Why there is a shortage of sand | The Economist

The Economist explains: Why there is a shortage of sand | The Economist | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
SAND is in high demand. In some parts of the world, people are going to increasingly great lengths to get their hands on the golden grains. A “sand mafia” in India intimidates locals in order to extract and transport the material. In Morocco and the Caribbean, thieves are stripping beaches bare.
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Illegal sand mining:  16 cases booked daily in Karnataka

Illegal sand mining:  16 cases booked daily in Karnataka | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
On an average, Department of Mines and Geology officials registered 16 cases related to sand mafia daily in Karnataka in the last two years.
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Sand mining: the global environmental crisis you’ve never heard of

Sand mining: the global environmental crisis you’ve never heard of | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
From Cambodia to California, industrial-scale sand mining is causing wildlife to die, local trade to wither and bridges to collapse. And booming urbanisation means the demand for this increasingly valuable resource is unlikely to let up
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Sand mining: the global environmental crisis you’ve probably never heard of

Sand mining: the global environmental crisis you’ve probably never heard of | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
Desdemona Despair is the clearinghouse for all of the very worst news about the future of life on Earth, such as global warming, climate change, deforestation, overfishing, acidification, oil spills, resource depletion, drought, pollution, overpopulation, dead zones, mass extinction, and doom.
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The Environmental Costs of Sand Mining on the Mekong

The Environmental Costs of Sand Mining on the Mekong | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
In China’s Yunnan province, dredging river sediment is good business — but experts warn of its impact on the region’s fragile ecosystems.
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Illegal Sand Mining: India’s Biggest Environmental Challenge?

Illegal Sand Mining: India’s Biggest Environmental Challenge? | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
Rampant sand mining is affecting ecosystems and amplifying the impact of natural disasters in India
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Form Team To Check Sand Mining In Ganga: Green Court To Bihar Government

Form Team To Check Sand Mining In Ganga: Green Court To Bihar Government | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Bihar government to constitute a team to check illegal sand mining being carried out during the Monsoon season in Son and Ganga rivers at Koilwar and Patna.
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'They stole the beach' - the major mafia that almost nobody wants to talk about

'They stole the beach' - the major mafia that almost nobody wants to talk about | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
The building boom in China and worldwide demand for consumer goods containing ilmenite has enriched criminals who specialise in stealing sand - sometimes whole beaches. NICK MEYNEN investigates
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The Sand Thieves: World's Beaches Become Victims of Construction Boom - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

The Sand Thieves: World's Beaches Become Victims of Construction Boom - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
Sand is becoming so scarce that stealing it has become an attractive business model. With residential towers rising ever higher and development continuing apace in Asia and Africa, demand for the finite resource is insatiable.
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400 illegal sand mining cases registered in five months - Times of India

400 illegal sand mining cases registered in five months - Times of India | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
PUNE: In the last five months, the Pune sand mining department has registered 400 cases against illegal sand mining in the district, recovering a penalty of Rs 1.
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Sand mining: Govt officials 'involved' in illegal trade, says Nitish - Times of India

Sand mining: Govt officials 'involved' in illegal trade, says Nitish - Times of India | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
PATNA: Speaking against the racket of illegal sand mining for the first time in public, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the miners were taking out sand from more depth than allowed in the bid in connivance with the government authorities.
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Case lodged against RJD legislator for illegal sand mining

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on Business Standard. A case was lodged on Tuesday against a legislator belonging to the RJD in connection with illegal sand mining, police said.
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Maui Now: Mayor to Seek Moratorium on Maui Sand Mining

Maui Now: Mayor to Seek Moratorium on Maui Sand Mining | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa today said he plans to ask the County Council to declare a moratorium on the export of sand off-island.
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Sand Mining in America

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To state the obvious, sand mining is—mining. Whatever one might be digging for —it involves a violation of earth’s surface.
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Can permaculture save Togo’s precious coastline from the ravages of sand mining? | Eco-at-Africa | DW.COM | 06.04.2017

Can permaculture save Togo’s precious coastline from the ravages of sand mining? | Eco-at-Africa | DW.COM | 06.04.2017 | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
African countries are raising alarm because of their disappearing coastlines. Beaches erode mainly because of illegal sand mining. A Swiss foundation wants to help Togo restore its coastline.
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Critical court showdown on mining and environment

Critical court showdown on mining and environment | Sand Wars: The rise of illegal sand mining | Scoop.it
A controversial Australian mining company’s allegedly illegal activities at its West Coast mine that resulted in massive environmental destruction is the subject of a legal battle starting in the Western Cape High Court, GroundUp reports.
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