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17 days ago
It’s hard to imagine a shortage of sand in the world. But desert sand is useless for construction. The grains are too small and smooth for binding in concrete. The sand that’s ideally sized and shaped for construction comes from shorelines and the beds of rivers and lakes. (4/7) https://t.co/AWGKTmrCY0
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17 days ago
Sand mining took off only decades ago. The damage from sand extraction can be seen clearly in satellite images, with coastlines eroded and ecosystems destroyed. (5/7) Alappad, India 🛰️📸 ©2019 Maxar Technologies https://t.co/9pj1KcgCBF
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