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Sand Shortage

Some countries are running out of sand and a boom in demand has led to the resource becoming a global commodity and led to a burgeoning black market. sand is a finite resource that is rapidly leading to environmental damage, strained international relations and even conflict. Sand is a vital ingredient for global construction industries, used to make concrete, the demand for sand for construction alone has been rising steeply in recent years as more countries build and develop infrastructure. We risk the extinction of more species, the collapse of more ecosystems, and the collapse of more human food sources if we ignore this any longer and damages to ecosystems that the demand for sand and the construction industry at large. Do you think that sand mining should be stopped ?

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