S01 E65 - The demand for sand, and its impact in Asia

Ear to Asia by Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne
Ambitious construction programs for infrastructure and housing in Asia and elsewhere are leading to skyrocketing use of concrete, of which sand is a key ingredient. Mining of sand, a surprisingly high-stakes enterprise, comes with considerable human and environmental costs. Development researchers Associate Professor Melissa Marschke and  ...  See more
Mar 27 2020