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Sand is second only to water as a natural material used by humans: the global construction industry uses 15-20 billion tons of it annually. But despite our tendency to think of sand as limitless, demand is outstripping supply. Sand, it turns out, is not all the same, and the sand of the Sahara, for example, is not suitable for building. This article explores the global trade in sand, including the rise of sand mafias. www.theguardian.com/global/2018/jul/01/riddle-of-the-sands-the-truth-behind-stolen-beaches-and-dredged-islands
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