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discovery in april 2008 of a shipwreck in the beach sands of the sperrgebiet—the fabulously rich and famously off -limits de beers diamond-mining lease near 

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  • Desert Threats And Endangered Species

    Desert Threats And Endangered Species

    a lone tree stands highlighted against a sand dune in africa's namib desert. because the potassium cyanide used in gold mining may poison wildlife. off-road 

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  • Inside The Deadly World Of India'S Sand Mining Mafia

    Inside The Deadly World Of India'S Sand Mining Mafia

    writer and national geographic fellow paul salopek's out of eden walk is a torrent of mined sand: the dredged-up riverbeds of the sindh river and its but profits from india's construction boom help keep the sand mining 

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  • Commentary Study Notes A Link Between Sand Dredging And

    Commentary Study Notes A Link Between Sand Dredging And

    dredging of sand in the mekong and other waterways in cambodia and lao has far reaching implications. an article published by national geographic in april 

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  • How To (Re)Build An Island

    How To (Re)Build An Island

    65 miles off the coast of miami, a derelict island used for sand 2015 after decades of industrial mining for aragonite sand, the entire area had 

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  • Energy Sources, Renewable Energy, Oil, Coal

    Energy Sources, Renewable Energy, Oil, Coal

    as national geographic reported in june 2004, oil, no longer cheap, may soon nearby are gaping pits where coal was mined for generations to feed power then tar sands, and it will be a continually diminishing return, and eventually our 

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  • Latest Trump Allows Logging In Alaska'S Tongass National

    Latest Trump Allows Logging In Alaska'S Tongass National

    for the first two years after trump took office, national geographic kept a running list of the changes trump seeks to expand rare earths mining injection of water, chemicals, and sand to extract oil and gas from the earth.

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  • Rivers And Lakes Are The Most Degraded Ecosystems In The

    Rivers And Lakes Are The Most Degraded Ecosystems In The

    when grand canyon national park was established a century ago, habitat loss, sand mining, climate change, and the introduction of invasive species. wyss foundation and supported by the national geographic society, 

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  • This Stargazing Road Trip Offers World-Class Night Sky Views In

    This Stargazing Road Trip Offers World-Class Night Sky Views In

    rock formations in paint mines interpretive park, colorado ngp, content may not reflect national geographic's current map policy. the crestone peaks overlook the luminous hills of great sand dunes national park.

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  • Photo Ark Home Southern River Terrapin

    Photo Ark Home Southern River Terrapin

    the species is heavily exploited both for its flesh and its large eggs, and also threatened by habitat destruction, sand mining, and construction of hydropower 

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  • Alberta, Canada'S Oil Sands Is The World'S Most Destructive Oil

    Alberta, Canada'S Oil Sands Is The World'S Most Destructive Oil

    a national carbon tax went into effect april 1, 2019. ngp, content may not reflect national geographic's current map policy. surrounded by oil sands mines, it has recently sued the alberta government to stop a project that 

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  • Sand Mining Threatens Ways Of Life, From Cambodia To Nigeria

    Sand Mining Threatens Ways Of Life, From Cambodia To Nigeria

    this film is part of national geographic's short film showcase and any views the bad news is that environmentally destructive sand mining a limited amount of sand dredging is still permitted in the koh kong area for 

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  • How Has Fracking Changed Our Future?

    How Has Fracking Changed Our Future?

    fracking-the high-pressure injection of water, chemicals and sand into shale deposits to release the gas this is a full-scale mining operation, and i'm all for it.

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  • India'S Ganges River Is Drying Up

    India'S Ganges River Is Drying Up

    the river took it, mandal says, squinting over the coarse sands of his their flippers in an undertow of darkness, dredging up mollusks to eat.

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  • A Pristine American Backcountry Faces Down An Environmental

    A Pristine American Backcountry Faces Down An Environmental

    photograph by jim brandenburg, national geographic it's an area that twin metals, a subsidiary of chilean mining giant antofagasta, has spent the resulting sand-like tailings are then piled into a lined storage facility.

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  • Open Development Cambodia (Odc)

    Open Development Cambodia (Odc)

    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 

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  • Oil, Oil Reserves, Energy, Alternative Energy

    Oil, Oil Reserves, Energy, Alternative Energy

    there natural gas, water, and sand are stripped out of the oil before it is the sand has to be strip-mined, 2 tons (1.8 metric tons) of it for each barrel of oil.

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  • For This Family, Keeping Alaska Wild And Pristine Is Personal

    For This Family, Keeping Alaska Wild And Pristine Is Personal

    about 60 miles northwest of chenik, a canadian mining company is getting closer to reaching its 20-year quest to ngp, content may not reflect national geographic's current map policy. brown bear paw prints in the sand.

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  • In India, There'S Water Everywhere, And Nowhere

    In India, There'S Water Everywhere, And Nowhere

    this story appears in the august 2020 issue of national geographic magazine. and nowhere on my foot journey—not in any other nation or continent—have i sand supplies india's booming construction industry, but excessive mining 

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  • Life In Lagos Building The City, One Bucket At A Time

    Life In Lagos Building The City, One Bucket At A Time

    sand dug from the seafloor of lagos lagoon is being used to reclaim land and appears in the january 2015 issue of national geographic magazine. the only difference is that instead of mining underground, these men 

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  • Ukraine'S Illegal Amber Mining Has Big Social And

    Ukraine'S Illegal Amber Mining Has Big Social And

    photograph by brendan hoffman, national geographic the dramatic impact of illegal amber mining in ukraine's wild west deep pits form and the amber, lighter than the rocks and sand, is pushed up in the water column.

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  • Ghana'S Illegal Galamsey Gold Mining Affecting Cocoa

    Ghana'S Illegal Galamsey Gold Mining Affecting Cocoa

    national geographic logo - home illegal gold mining in ghana further exacerbates a volatile cocoa market. gold and cocoa are both integral parts of ghana's economy and national identity, yet the two resources' massive amounts of stones are crushed into sand and washed at these sites, which 

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  • National Geographic Mega Gemstone Dig

    National Geographic Mega Gemstone Dig

    amazon.com: national geographic mega gemstone dig kit dig up 15 real rocks, mining unique gifts, archaeology - best gifts for boys & girls kid toys when i opened the box, the compressed sand/rock was very damaged and 

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  • The Salt And The Earth

    The Salt And The Earth

    evoking a scene from biblical times, caravans arrive at the salt mines of lake asele, 381 feet below sea level. for centuries salt blocks, called amole, were used 

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  • Lost Lords Of The Sahara

    Lost Lords Of The Sahara

    the rebel commander, his face hidden behind a dark turban, leads the way over the soft sand, scorched black in places by exploded mortar shells and littered 

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  • Red-Crowned Crane, Facts And Photos

    Red-Crowned Crane, Facts And Photos

    in china, scientists have noted that lake poyang—the country's largest freshwater lake, known as a crane paradise—has dried up as a result of sand mining.

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  • Digging Up This Oklahoma Wildlife Refuge Is A Good Thing

    Digging Up This Oklahoma Wildlife Refuge Is A Good Thing

    visitors to oklahoma's salt plains national wildlife refuge help the as they grow, the crystals trap sand and clay and sometimes sticks, ngp, content may not reflect national geographic's current map during the latter half of the 19th century, industrial advancements made locating and mining salt 

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  • Here'S How A 'Circular Economy' Could Save The World

    Here'S How A 'Circular Economy' Could Save The World

    this story appears in the march 2020 issue of national geographic magazine. sand went into concrete apartment towers on six continents. the romans, like the phoenicians before them, also mined copper from the rich 

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