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2015

The Deadly Global War for Sand
·187 words·1 min
Articles politics geology war crime
Fascinating piece on both the legal and illegal sand trade, and the immense criminal industry that has grown up around the latter. Today criminal gangs in an estimated 70 countries, from Jamaica to Nigeria, dredge up tons of the stuff every year to sell on the black market.