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Unsustainable sand mining is threatening lives along the Mekong River in Cambodia

Now new research, as part of a project led by University of Southampton, has shown sand mining is causing river beds to lower, leading to riverbank instability and increasing the likelihood of dangerous river bank collapse, damaging infrastructure and housing and putting lives at risk. The ...

University of Southampton
https://www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2020/01/mekong-river-sand.page

Sand mining threatens ways of life, from Cambodia to Nigeria

If you were disturbed by the damage done to Cambodian coastal fisheries by the industrial-scale dredging of sand for sale to Singapore, as shown in the new documentary short “The Lost World,” there’s good news: the practice has largely been shut down in Koh Kong, ...

Vince Beiser
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/04/sand-mining-cambodia-the-lost-world-film/

Sand for Singapore's Growth Comes at Environmental Cost to Poorer Neighbors

KOH KONG, Cambodia (AP) — Round a bend in Cambodia’s Tatai River and the virtual silence of a tropical idyll turns suddenly into an industrial nightmare. Lush jungle hills give way to a flotilla of dredgers operating 24 hours a day, scooping up sand and piling ...

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CAMBODIA_SELLING_SAND?SITE=CALAK&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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