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Sand Mining

Mud Matters: Lowly Soft Sediments Are Essential for Productive Fisheries

Jake Kritzer | Posted 10.25.2016 | Green
Jake Kritzer

Photo credits (clockwise from left): Kim Hansen via Wikimedia Commons, Pieter v Marion via photopin, New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v...

Lynne Peeples

The Frac Sand County Almanac: Does Proliferation Of Mines Threaten Public Health? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green

While flying back home to Wisconsin earlier this fall, Victoria Trinko had no trouble spotting her family farm from the sky. She simply looked for the...

Lynne Peeples

Further Fracking Fears: Sand May Threaten Health For Drillers, Communities | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.16.2012 | Green

The first time Bill Ferullo saw the white plumes drifting from a natural gas fracking site, he got out of his car to take pictures. "I didn't know ...

Destroying Paradise to Make Concrete Blocks

Filippo Bozotti | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
Filippo Bozotti

A new threat has emerged that risks destroying Sierra Leone's untapped opportunities for sustainable development: Sand Mining.


Stefanie Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stefanie Michaels

The Caribbean, known for its crystal blue waters, powdery sand beaches with colors ranging from coco to pink and all the shades in between, is a haven...