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Surfing from Saturn, A video

A video by 12 year old avid surfer, Drake Epstein.

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Can permaculture save Togo’s precious coastline from the ravages of sand mining? A Video

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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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power Trailer (2017) Official

Climate Changes, Truth Does Not. A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. In theatres July 28, 2017.

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Thirty Million, a documentary from Raw Cinematics

Thirty Million People. A statistic. But this statistic is made up of individuals. Thirty Million is a 35 minute documentary on the effects sea-level rise and climate change will have on the people of Bangladesh.

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Rising Tides: a new award-winning documentary from J. Lazarus Auerbach and Scott Duthie

“Rising Tides” explores the topic of coastline erosion, showing what has been done in the past, what is being done now, what worked, what didn’t and what the coastal areas can expect in the future.

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All the Way to the Ocean, The Movie: Today Premieres on ITune

“All the Way to the Ocean” animated film premieres on iTunes today, World Oceans Day!”

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The Wrong Climate for Damming Rivers, Video

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Though large hydropower projects are often presented as a “clean and green” source of energy, nothing could be further from the truth.

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Sonic Sea, Film Documentary: TV Premiere May 19th, 2016

Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But man-made ocean noise is threatening this fragile world. “Sonic Sea” is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. Watch NRDC’s gripping new documentary trailer, and TV Premiere on Discovery Channel this Thursday, May 19.

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“The Shore Break,” A Movie From Riley Grunenwald

A gorgeous stretch of the Wild Coast is the object of a standoff between corrupt pro-mining forces interested in mining the local beach sand for titanium, and a South African coastal community. The drama is structured around two diametrically opposed protagonists. A film review by Variety.

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    This Sardinian Town May Ban Towels to Save Popular Beach

    February 20th, 2018

    La Pelosa-one of the Italian island’s more popular beaches—might be banning towels and large beach bags to preserve its sand dunes. The announcement was made earlier this week by Mayor Antonio Diana, who plans to enact strict measures to save the beach.

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    Factbox: Sifting Through U.S. Beach Sand Numbers

    February 17th, 2018

    Here is a summary of what Florida and other coastal states and communities have been doing to protect and rebuild their shorelines based on to the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) data.

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    Demand for sand leads to global ecological crisis

    February 8th, 2018

    Every day, miners remove 5,500 to 6,000 truckloads of sand (about 20 tons each) from the scenic beachfronts and 17 river basins of Tamil Nadu, India. Fueled by a real estate boom estimated to generate $180 billion annually by 2020, India is digging 500 million metric tons of sand every year, feeding an industry worth more than $50 billion. And India’s hunger is bound to increase…

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    Seabed mining could destroy ecosystems

    January 23rd, 2018

    Mining on the ocean floor could do irreversible damage to deep-sea ecosystems, says a new study of seabed mining proposals around the world. The deep sea (depths below 200m) covers about half of the Earth’s surface and is home to a vast range of species.

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    South Africa: Setback for Giant West Coast Mine Project

    January 22nd, 2018

    The government has rejected an application by a controversial Australian mining company for a huge expansion of its existing Tormin heavy mineral sands mine near Koekenaap on the West Coast. Tormin has been in operation since October 2013, produces heavy sands minerals from the beach.

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    Monaco’s $2.3bn project to expand into Mediterranean Sea

    January 8th, 2018

    Now construction has begun on a €2 billion ($2.3 billion) project to extend the natural contour of Monaco’s coastline a further 15 acres into the Mediterranean.

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    Did sand from Australia’s east coast get sent to Hawaii?

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    December 26th, 2017

    Is it true that back in the day, they used to mine sand at the beach?

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    Running out of sand: in numbers

    December 26th, 2017

    Sand and gravel are the most-extracted materials in the world. The UN believes that sand and gravel, or aggregates, account for up to 85 percent of all mining activity around the world, measured in weight.

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