Sand mining is a threat to the environment. In this talk, Sumaira Abdulali, a bold and determined environmentalist, addresses it's ill effects and the changes one can bring about to reduce the impact of illegal sand mining on nature. She is the founder of the NGO Awaaz Foundation and the Convener of the Movement against Intimidation, Threat and Revenge against Activists (MITRA). She is from a family of environmentalists, and is pioneer to many movements against noise pollution and illegal sand mining in India. Her bold ideas, determination and her compassion for the environment is what that inspires her to achieve her goals. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Sand is in high demand in the construction sector. By 2020, 1.4 billion tonnes of sand will be required in India. Illegal and unscientific sand mining, however, adversely impact biodiversity and groundwater recharge besides increasing risks of flooding. This video gives details of the sand mining sector.
Views: 1518 IndiaWater Portal
Sand mining is big business in Cambodia, and regional neighbour Singapore is a natural customer. For years it’s had extensive land reclamation projects.
Views: 6483 Al Jazeera English
US farmers say sand mining destroying environment Farmers in the US say the booming sand-mining industry is threatening their future. The sand is vital to help extract oil and gas from deep underground. However, environmental activists say the mining is having disastrous effects on the environment and livelihoods. Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Ottawa, Illinois. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 7890 Al Jazeera English
This video explains what effects mining could have on our planet environmentally, and also talks about the positives as well. This was a video I made as a high school student for a natural resources project. Note: I do not own any of the rights of the music used in this video. All rights go to their respective owners.
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New mines are creating jobs in Wisconsin, but causes environmental concerns. Subscribe to WISN on YouTube for more: http://bit.ly/1emE5YX Get more Milwaukee news: http://www.wisn.com/ Like us: http://www.facebook.com/wisn12 Follow us: http://twitter.com/WISN12News Google+: http://plus.google.com/+WISN
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UC Santa Cruz Professor Gary Griggs discusses sand mining and its environmental impact (11-13-2018)
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Love the beach? Then get to them before sand mining destroys them all. Watch more stories like this at: https://insh.world Check out more from INSH: Top 10 Women's Jobs That No Longer Exist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5TJJoIzSWg This Norwegian Town Needs Giant Mirrors to See the Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jep1oPm1fMk About INSH: We tell the world’s greatest underknown stories and facts about history, geography and world culture. Our stories are true, but either unknown or underknown. We aim to bring the marvel of these narratives, images or facts to your consciousness and hope that these inspiring tales make us look to the skies rather than to the ground. INSH is an educational video company producing snackable, short-form videos. Visit our official site at: https://insh.world Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/INSH Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INSH/ or follow on Instagram: instagram.com/interestingsh
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Learn the basics about quarrying, its economic advantages and disadvantages concerning environment and healthy living. What is quarrying? and how does it affect us and our environment? Find out more in this video! This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us: [email protected] SUBSCRIBE to the Fuse School YouTube channel for many more educational videos. Our teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. This video is part of 'Chemistry for All' - a Chemistry Education project by our Charity Fuse Foundation - the organisation behind The Fuse School. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Find our other Chemistry videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW0gavSzhMlReKGMVfUt6YuNQsO0bqSMV Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuseSchool Access a deeper Learning Experience in the Fuse School platform and app: www.fuseschool.org Follow us: http://www.youtube.com/fuseschool Friend us: http://www.facebook.com/fuseschool
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beneath the surface COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS FOR THE GLOBAL MINING THREAT Project Vision: Preventing Human Rights Abuses Related to Mining The objective of this multi-‐year project is to build a multimedia toolkit that educates, empowers, and connects communities impacted by extractive industries. The toolkit aims to stop human rights abuses before they occur and to put communities in a strong position to protect their rights and fight for justice. The project uses videos to share stories and practical advice from communities already impacted by mining with communities where mining will soon occur. These stories will form the foundation of a video toolkit that provides communities with strategies and techniques for protecting their rights, and inspires them to action. Cutting Edge Tools for Community Organizations All videos will be published with a facilitator’s guide to help maximize the impact of video screenings and support communities in taking meaningful action. Videos will be distributed on DVDs, USBs, and online, along with links to relevant guides and further information on key topics and strategies covered in the videos. Key partners will also be provided with projection equipment and hands-‐on training to launch their grassroots distribution program. Video Collection: Year 1 ● The Impacts of Mining (Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe) ● Baseline Data and Environmental Monitoring (Nigeria) ● Community Mapping and Resistance to Mining (Ghana) ● Building a Resistance Movement (Peru, forthcoming) ● Negotiating for Environmental Protections (Bolivia, forthcoming) ● Resettlement and Relocation (Zimbabwe, forthcoming) Iteration & Year 2 The second phase of our project emphasizes distribution, feedback, and iteration. We will hold special screenings with target audiences in Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and other countries where mining poses an imminent threat. We are also seeking feedback from experts and practitioners on how to improve the content, and our distribution and implementation strategy. Get Involved! If you’re interested in collaborating on the project, hosting a screening, or providing advice or feedback, please contact Jessie Landerman at [email protected]
Views: 4319 African Coalition for Corporate Accountability
Heartland research fellow Isaac Orr is back for the 7th video installment in the Fracking Facts series, this time from an industrial sand mine in Wisconsin. Sand mines are a necessary component in the hydraulic fracturing (i.e., fracking) process. In states like Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota, the sand mining industry has created thousands of new jobs for hard-working Americans and generated additional income for landowners who have this particular sand on their property. Far from being a health or environmental risk, sand mining is a century-old industry that is used in the production of glass, toothpaste, livestock bedding, and natural gas. Watch the video and learn more about the benefits of frac sand mining! Follow Isaac on Twitter! @TheFrackingGuy To learn more about hydraulic fracturing and its impact on the economy and environment, read our policy studies at https://www.heartland.org/ideas/hydraulic-fracturing.
Views: 13169 The Heartland Institute
Top End river flood plains are being stripped of sand to feed Darwin's growing demand for concrete, destroying an internationally significant area without environmental impact assessment. The area - known as the Howard sand plains, 30 kilometres east of Darwin - includes sand sheet heaths that are home to several threatened species and a community of carnivorous plants. Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority chairman, Dr Bill Freeland, said no environmental impact assessments had been carried out in relation to mining of the sand sheets
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Photographer Adam Ferguson documents the environmental and human costs of illegal sand mining in India where rapid growth fuels a sometimes violent black market for one of the most basic raw building materials. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 CONNECT WITH WIRED Web: http://wired.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/WIRED Facebook: https://facebook.com/WIRED Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/wired Google+: https://plus.google.com/+WIRED Instagram: http://instagram.com/WIRED Tumblr: http://WIRED.tumblr.com Want even more? Subscribe to The Scene: http://bit.ly/subthescene ABOUT WIRED WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture. The Bloody Illegal World of Sand Mining | Talking Pictures Photographer: Adam Ferguson
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This video taken by an environmental activist shows the devastating effects of uncontrolled sand mining activities at the Gunjur beach. According to Environmentalists, the last sand defence is now being mined and fears are growing about the environmental effects of this activity to the people of Gunjur and the entire region. This wanton destruction of the environment must stop
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Metals from smart phones or laptops come from illegal mines in countries like Indonesia, where miners toil in mud and sand. The mining has a devastating effect on the islands' environment and people. Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Bangka Island.
Views: 3402 Al Jazeera English
The Bombay High Court last week banned sand extraction across Maharashtra, including those holding licences, observing that the activity was damaging river beds and causing flood threats. The decision has been welcomes by environmentalists and is a boost to environment in the state. Not just environment even the people living in proximity are breathing a sigh of relief after the ban. Though one industry has been hit by the ban – it is the construction industry that will now have to search for an alternative to sand. Projects will be delayed by atleast two years it is being said while property will become a little more costly affair than it already is. Details with our report “Is ban Sand Mining good news for Environmentalists and bad news for Home Buyers?” Acting on a petition, the Mumbai High Court last week passed an interim order to ban sand mining in the state. The High Court has reasoned that and I quote, “The extraction of sand all over Maharashtra has become a serious issue posing environmental degradation challenge as well as apprehension to cause damage to river beds thereby causing serious threat of flood or diversion of water flow.” This means sand mining is going to be a thing of the past in the state. Sand mining has been one of the biggest threats to rivers in the state. With generous help of political and bureaucratic big wigs, sand mining in the state had become so rampant that not only were the state’s precious natural resources being depleted in a big way but its rivers threatened with extinction too. Sand is vital for sustenance of rivers. Geologists know that uncontrolled sand mining from the riverbed leads to the destruction of the entire river system.
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Take a look at the impact of a sand mining operation on the environment and traffic. The sand plant projected for the El Monte Valley covers approximately 500 acres. Multiply what you see in this video by 50 and you may have the right image of what that would look like, sound like, feel like for our valley. We counted three to five trucks per minute entering and exiting the sand and gravel operation. The sand plant in Lakeside would use around 400 trucks per day which would greatly impact the traffic on Willow Rd., El Monte Rd., Mapleview Street, Highway 67, Lake Jennings Rd. and Highway I-8. Imagine the noise, the pollution and the high risk for accidents, especially around El Capitan high school area during drop off and pick up time. Hundreds of heavy trucks like the ones you'll see in this video will certainly damage the roads and will significantly raise the pollution level in our town. Moreover, it will greatly affect the local businesses, the quality of our lives and the public health. Please join our fight to stop the sand mining project in the El Monte Valley. ( story by Billy Ortiz and Ana Nita)
Views: 606 Billy Ortiz
Its not just drought and poor irrigation that's behind the severe hunger and starvation being witnessed in parts of Bundelkhand... In our special series What's Ailing Rural India, Archana Shukla explores the third major contributor to the crisis - illegal sand mining that's turning large tracts of fertile land into barrern waste..
Views: 8800 CNBC-TV18
Sand mining is banned in Goa as it causes salinity of water. But even when NDTV team filmed openly, nobody blinked an eye. While the private companies who are behind this may profit in the short term, in the long term, though, the impact on environment may be beyond repair.
Views: 504 NDTV
Illegal sand mining along the Gomti river destroys farmland in Uttarakhand. About the video: Farmers from the Telihat village are losing their fertile fields because of illegal sand mining along the embankments of Gomti river. The large-scale extraction of sand leads to erosion of channel banks and uncontrolled flooding of the fields. Without the embankment, the fields of wheat, pulses and potatoes fall apart. Flood drains the minerals from the soil. As a result, the farmers production deminishes. The Community Correspondent says: Vipin Joshi, India Unheard Community Correspondent from Telihat village says: "Literally most of the embankment has been destroyed already and this leaves our farmland unprotected. Our community as well as the government needs to take action quickly to avoid any more destruction of our most valuable source of water and food." The Issue: Illegal sand mining has far reaching impacts on the sensitive ecological river environment. Apart from land erosion it is a cause of fast depleting groundwater levels. Due to this, the river become increasingly dry. The farmers, who are depending on the river for irrigation will not be able to continue farming activities in the area. The communities along the Gomti river, who use the water for their daily meals, washing and drinking will have to find other sources of water. Accessible and clean water is important for the health and well-being of the community and therefore needs to be guaranteed to everyone. Call to Action: The farmers demand immediate action against illegal sand mining. The government needs to stop the mining activities and work out an adequate plan to avoid any further damage to the river beds and surrouding farmlands. For an effective recovery of the river, fields and its people it is crucial to involve the miners in a participatory way along the project. Their rehabilitation will be the cornerstone to a successful project, creating a healthy and sustainable environment for the future. Related Links: Ministry of Finance: http://www.mof.gov.bd/en/ Ministry of Environment and Forest - Annual Report 2010-11: moef.nic.in/report/1011/AR-Eng%20Vol2.pdf Chronically Flood Affected Areas: planningcommission.nic.in/reports/publications/pub80_cfaa.pdf India Environmental Portal: http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/category/thesaurus/river-pollution?page=14 Impacts of sand mining: http://ponce.sdsu.edu/three_issues_sandminingfacts01.html Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/C3e8/
Views: 1267 VideoVolunteers
Sand mining has many negative effects on the environment and economy of California that need to be alleviated.
Views: 145 Sean Koehler
Environmental devastation of the land, water, and air - the largest industrial energy project in the world is extracting crude oil from bitumen found beneath the pristine boreal forest of Alberta, Canada. Effecting a land mass equivalent in size to Florida or England, Both industry and government are putting money before the health and security of its people and the environment. Tar sands take 3 barrels of water to process every barrel of oil extracted. Ninety percent of this water becomes so toxic that it must be stored in tailing ponds. Unfortunately these ponds regularly leach pollution into the third largest watershed in the world. Water depletion, exploitation, privatization and contamination has become one of the most important issues facing humanity this century. Check out my other video on water issues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMmpg35Bym0 and see my other videos to learn about the dark side of fossil fuels. To learn more about tar sands, be sure to check out the featured film sources listed below. Find out more about what you can do and how to support the film makers. Crude Sacrifice http://www.crudesacrifice.com/ Dirty Oil (available to watch online) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA_BBGuCs20 Downstream -- (available to watch online) http://www.babelgum.com/3015242/downstream.html H2Oil http://h2oildoc.com/home/ Petropolis http://www.petropolis-film.com/ Check out a new promising technology to eliminate tailing ponds: http://www.gizmag.com/ionic-liquids-used-to-process-tar-sands/18214/ Tar sands development can be minimized by blocking development of pipelines, such as Keystone XL, that carry the sludge of this incredibly polluting energy project. Tell Canada to clean up this mess and join with Bill McKibben and Josh Fox and let your voice be heard.
Views: 442967 SustainableGuidance
The Department of Water and Sanitation is cracking down on the unlawful use of water through sand mining in KwaZulu-Natal. Private companies and individuals have been identified as the main culprits. A stakeholder engagement discussing the environmental impact of sand mining took place in Durban. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Views: 955 SABC Digital News
This is the 5th lesson in the series, "Lithosphere." This lesson explains how mining activities pollute the environment and describes strategies for containing the negative impact of mining. It discusses these issues in the context of South Africa's mining industry. Source: Mindset Network
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The Double Disaster - Impacts of illicit River Sand Mining & Climate Change in Sri Lanka Illicit river sand mining in Sri Lanka causes salinity intrusion in rivers , affecting water security.If sea level rise occurs due to climate change , this process will be accelerated. We need to both curb illicit river sand mining AND seal the deal in Copenhagen!!!.
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Panel Members: Jody McIlrath - Moderator Lenny Shier, Village New Auburn - Coping with Quality of Life Issues Ken Schmitt, Town of Howard - Sand Mining and Family Farm Concerns Travis Mossman, Trempealeau County - Outdoor and Tourism Impacts of Mining Forrest Nutter - Law Enforcement and the Effects of Mining Jim Drost, Mining/Metallurgy - Developing a Plan for Reporting Mining Violations Pam Schaefer, MEA Attorney - Freedom of Information Act, Moratoria, Annexations and More
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The Government has announced that the process of granting Environmental Clearance for sustainable sand mining and mining of minor minerals has been decentralized. The Ministry has created District Environment Impact Assessment Authority (DEIAA) for proper monitoring of sand mining. In consultation with the State governments, the Ministry has also prepared guidelines for sustainable sand mining.
Growth in the construction industry has led to a sharp rise in the demand for sand around the country. Environmental activists are however concerned that this sand mining is not regulated – posing a threat to the environment especially swamps. In our environmental focus, we look at how this unregulated sand mining is turning out to be a curse to the country’s efforts to curb environmental degradation.
Views: 248 NBS TV Uganda
Canada's Tar Sands is the third-largest proven crude oil reserve in the world behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. In 2011 it was believed the reserve amounted to 170.2 billion barrels of oil, or about 11% of total global oil reserves. But the development of Canada's Oil Sands is concerning environmentalists for several reasons, not least the fact that producing "tar oil", or "sand oil" as it's also known, releases three times the volume of greenhouse gas emissions as conventional oil. StoneOcean's music: www.stoneocean.info StoneOcean's channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/RatedmusicOfficial Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/TRUsub Why you should subscribe to Truthloader: http://bit.ly/1aGJD0a More videos from Truthloader: Syria is starving: http://bit.ly/1bV4tdD What is Israel's Magic Wand?: http://bit.ly/1emh4a4 Where is the most polluted place on Earth?: http://bit.ly/1g21m4d Police officer brutally beaten up in New York: http://bit.ly/18tzhRO Occupy abolish $15m debt in the US: http://bit.ly/I4mYB1 Afghan army torture prisoner as US forces look on: http://bit.ly/HCBcJg Private prisons: How US corporations make money out of locking you up: http://bit.ly/HKLbNb Anonymous Million Mask London 2013: http://bit.ly/16DVDPh Is China taking over the world?: http://bit.ly/HwHcmv Saudi whips and beats victim for looking at his wife: http://bit.ly/1aLlSET The NSA has collected your address book: http://bit.ly/1cswbRD Abductions and executions: Counterterrorism under Obama: http://bit.ly/18G9zoK The war on drugs is a war on you (Part One): http://bit.ly/19pXcgC A race for what's left of the planet - The Arctic battleground: http://bit.ly/15hsbOy Check out our top 20 videos playlist: http://bit.ly/V55Vna Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/truthloader Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/truthloader Join us on Google+: http://google.com/+truthloader Read our reddit: http://reddit.com/r/truthloader Truthloader is a channel dedicated to citizen journalism. We find the best examples of crowd-sourced video and independent content, then use our expertise to add context and analysis. We respond to the stories you're interested in, so if you've got a story you'd love us to get to the bottom of, tweet us, Facebook us, or respond to our videos with a comment - and perhaps check out our reddit.
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A contemporary issue in the country i.e. "Illegal Sand Mining" or as we like to call it "BROWN GOLD" of our country. It reflects the situation of how great impact this issue has on the country, how it has benefited fewer and affected larger no.of people, and..well let's not give away everything because better watch than read, so here you go. Like, Share and give your feedback in the comment section.
Views: 481 latish punjabi
Footage of an Augusta, Wisconsin Amish farmer demonstrating how the quality of his well water has declined since frac sand mining began adjacent to his farm. The mine is owned by Hi-Crush and has been operating for several years.
Views: 192 FracTrackerVideos
Learn about the process Suncor uses to extract bitumen from the oil sands: both surface mining as well as steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) while trying to minimize our impact on the environment. This video also features facts about the massive equipment used in our operations. You can read more about our oil sands operations at http://www.suncor.com/en/about/242.aspx
Views: 82148 Suncor Energy
Ministry of Environment and Forest has granted Environment clearance for sand mining in the state of Goa. But, MoEF has also specified certain general and specific conditions to be followed by concerned authorities and licensed sand miners. The High Court has clarified that before starting sand mining season, it will hear authorities that how they are going to comply with each conditions in the row to stop illegal sand mining. Sand mining is scheduled to start from 1st October in the state of Goa. Petitioner NGO Federation of Rainbow Warriors contended before the high Court that Ministry of Environment and Forrest has granted Environment clearance for sand mining but on certain conditions. Miffed with the rampant illegal sand extractions from the rivers of Goa, the High Court has clarified that it will hear authorities that how are they going to comply with each conditions in the row to stop illegal sand mining. PRUDENT MEDIA GOA | Most Popular Goa News Channel Check out latest news on Goa, Politics, Business, Cricket, Technology, Automobile, Lifestyle & Health and Travel. #Goa_news_channel #konkani_news #Konkani_Goa_News_Live_Today Subscribe on youtube ► https://goo.gl/taiJmn More on https://www.prudentmedia.in
Views: 1043 Prudent Media Goa
The National Green Tribunal has directed the Union environment ministry not to grant environmental clearance for sand mining in the rivers of north India till September 1 each year and not during the rainy season. Subscribe to Times Of India's Youtube channel here: http://goo.gl/WgIatu Also Subscribe to Bombay Times Youtube Channel here: http://goo.gl/AdXcgU Social Media Links: Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/TimesofIndia Twitter : https://twitter.com/timesofindia Google + : https://plus.google.com/u/0/+timesindia/posts 'Download TOI app on Android & iPhone and WIN free recharge coupon worth Rs. 50/- from Paytm - http://goo.gl/AvRYmM Times Of India's Official YouTube channel is managed by Culture Machine Media Pvt Ltd.
Views: 3995 The Times of India
On February 19, 2013, the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and the House Committee on Energy held a joint hearing on the process and impact of silica sand mining. The purpose of the hearing was to inform lawmakers on whether state regulation of the industry, including transportation of silica sand, is needed. This is part one of the press conference that preceded the Senate hearing.
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Views: 11792 ABC News (Australia)
A view from Sand Mining Site in Maharashtra. Sand mining is a practice that is used to extract sand, mainly through an open pit. However, sand is also mined from beaches, inland dunes and dredged from ocean beds and river beds. Excessive instream sand-and-gravel mining causes the degradation of rivers. ... Depletion of sand in the streambed and along coastal areas causes the deepening of rivers and estuaries, and the enlargement of river mouths and coastal inlets. It may also lead to saline-water intrusion from the nearby sea. Email [email protected] for footage inquiry.
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Part two in a six-part video series examining the controversial sand mining operation in the Chippewa Falls area.
Views: 341 ChipValleyNewspapers