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Manitoba silica sand mine hits environmental hurdle

The Clean Environment Commission has a few questions about Sio Silica’s proposal to mine millions of tonnes of sand from a source of drinking water for thousands of Manitobans. Now it's up to the province to push for answers.

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Lake Victoria sand miners prosper

As sand miners prosper in Uganda, a vital lake basin suffers

A near-constant demand for sand is exerting pressure on a wetland that’s home to locals and animals and feeds into Africa’s largest freshwater lake.

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Greenland’s melting glaciers depositing sand
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Greenland’s melting glaciers spew a complicated treasure: sand

Meltwater from the island’s ice sheet is loaded with the right kind of sand for concrete production—which further warms the planet.
When sand mining alters a river, flooding farmlands India
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When sand mining alters a river, flooding farmlands India

Illegal extraction of sand in the Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh affects the course of the Spiti river and in turn, people's lives.Over-extraction of sand ...
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Sierra Leone sand mining threatens coastal resilience

War-torn Sierra Leone rebuilds, sacrificing its only protection against sea level rise

Sierra Leone’s vast beaches are enabling a construction boom. Two decades after a brutal civil war destroyed much of the country, roads are being paved and extended as houses, hotels and restaurants seem to be going up everywhere.

Most California cities refuse to retreat from rising seas. One town wants to show how it’s done

Most California cities refuse to retreat from rising seas. One town wants to show how it’s done

In the town of Marin, residents are learning how to adjust with the ocean as the water moves inland.

Damming the lower Mekong, devastating the ways and means of life
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Damming the lower Mekong, devastating the ways and means of life

Thailand funded the first dam on the river in Laos, and it is Thai towns, farms and fisheries that are suffering.
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