Sand Wars (rebroadcast)

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    After water, the largest volume of natural material used to support global growth is sand. Demand for sand has grown exponentially in the last two decades as Arab and Asian nations grapple with ways to expand land mass, economic zone, and geo-political standing. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill outlines the impacts of sand extraction on the environment, the true measure of its cost, and the prospects for international protection and oversight.

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