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Sand mining 'mafias' destroying environment, livelihoods: UN

Sand mining is eroding the world's river deltas and coastlines, damaging the environment and hurting livelihoods from Cambodia to Colombia.

Sand mining threatens a way of life in Vietnam

An appetite for sand from Vietnam's Mekong river has meant costly consequences for residents living along its shores.

As sand mining grows, Asia’s deltas are sinking, water experts warn

Sand mining from rivers is depriving many low-lying Asian deltas of the sediment they need to maintain themselves.
September 23, 2018 | 09:44 am GMT+7

Land erosion a man made disaster in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

While several factors are responsible, rampant sand mining, overexploitation of groundwater and upstream dams are compounding the problem.
June 20, 2018 | 11:08 am GMT+7

Furious villagers attack sand miners with Molotov cocktails in Vietnam

An angry mob went on the rampage after spotting local officials on an illegal sand dredger.
April 10, 2018 | 01:43 pm GMT+7

Sand mining ban needed to rescue Hoi An from watery grave: experts

Authorities are urged to act now to save the town's beautiful beaches.
May 27, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7
 
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