28 Jun '16, 12am

Sand for #Construction Is Vanishing @GBAdvisor

Sand for #Construction Is Vanishing @GBAdvisor

If someone were to compile a list of things we're not likely to run out of, ever, wouldn't sand be at or near the top? That's a logical assumption, but it turns out that we're using sand for construction at such a blinding rate that it's in short supply in some areas, and mining what's left is taking its toll on the environment. Writing in The New York Times , Vince Beiser says that sand of the quality and type that can be used in concrete, glass, and asphalt is in surprisingly short supply. "Sand is the essential ingredient that makes modern life possible," he says. "And we are starting to run out." Sand is a $70 billion industry, and sand mining is killing birds and fish in India, damaging coral reefs in Kenya, and undermining bridges in Africa. That's in part because desert sand isn't generally useful for construction; what can be used comes from beaches, riverbeds, and...

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