Category Archives: Sand mining

So If Miami Can’t Protect Corals When Everyone is Looking . . . . . ???

from Sunday NY Times: <; Despite Protections, Miami Port Project Smothers Coral Reef in Silt By LIZETTE ALVAREZ MARCH 7, 2015 Photo A barge at the Port of Miami is part of a dredging program that activists say is hurting … Continue reading

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A Reason NOT to Tinker with Coastal Processes

Flagged by Franklin McDonald, from yesterday’s NY Times Obviously the issues discussed in this opinion piece are not limited to the US coastline and the US Army Corps of Engineers. The MOST important point for small islands is that the … Continue reading

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“Facing Tough Times, Barbuda Continues Sand Mining Despite Warnings”

[Thanks to Bill Rainey for passing this along, and thanks to Desmond Brown of IPS for several excellent articles about the local/Carribean impacts of climate change.. . . . The folks in Barbuda (and Antigua) need to understand that it’s … Continue reading

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