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The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: jimmy d
Date: July 01, 2018 10:38PM
[www.businessinsider.com]
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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 01, 2018 10:51PM
Unless this is super special sand (i.e. used for making computer chips), I refuse to even click on your link.
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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: jimmy d
Date: July 01, 2018 11:01PM
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sekker
Unless this is super special sand (i.e. used for making computer chips), I refuse to even click on your link.

O ye of little faith...
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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 01, 2018 11:09PM
Accessible sand. Which is why it’s being pirated off beaches and whatnot .
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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: Acer
Date: July 01, 2018 11:11PM
TL;DR: We're using it much faster than it's being produced.

(6 billion of any living thing is going use a lot of resources, let alone 150-pound primates.)
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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 01, 2018 11:23PM
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cbelt3
Accessible sand. Which is why it’s being pirated off beaches and whatnot .

Do the NOT know about the middle half of Africa or Australia?
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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: Acer
Date: July 01, 2018 11:30PM
Desert sand does not have the same qualities. It's in the article, have a look-see.
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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 02, 2018 12:14AM
Diatomaceous earth only gets deposited so fast.



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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: Forrest
Date: July 02, 2018 04:57AM
Thanks for the link. This subject was a recent episode of Elementary.
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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 02, 2018 06:22AM
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Forrest
Thanks for the link. This subject was a recent episode of Elementary.


....this.....



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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: July 02, 2018 06:43AM
There's a sand mine a few miles from my house.

We hear and sometimes feel it when they do blasting.
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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 02, 2018 06:48AM
....like sands through an hourglass.....so are the Days of Our Lives.......



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/02/2018 09:45AM by NewtonMP2100.
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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: July 02, 2018 07:09AM
So we're going to sandbag future generations with sandless beaches?
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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: July 02, 2018 09:43AM
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Lux Interior
So we're going to sandbag future generations with sandless beaches?

Probably not. For some of the same reasons that desert sand is not suitable for most uses, beach sand is also often not usable. The wave action rolls the grains against each other wearing them down to too smooth a exterior. Wind action does this to desert sand. In addition, sand from ocean beaches is contaminated with salts that makes it unsuitable for use in modern concrete.
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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 02, 2018 10:39AM
I read a very similar article (though the focus of that one was concrete, not sand) just last week.



It is what it is.
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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 02, 2018 11:53AM
That was a very poorly edited article.



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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: July 02, 2018 12:53PM
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Speedy
That was a very poorly edited article.

Very.



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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: max
Date: July 02, 2018 01:08PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
I read a very similar article (though the focus of that one was concrete, not sand) just last week.

I read a very similar article (though the focus of that one was the Brazilians and the Kardashians, silicone, not concrete)....
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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: MikeF
Date: July 02, 2018 01:30PM
I'll have to check to see if they offer sand as an option in my 401K (other than telling me to go pound it).
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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: tronnei
Date: July 02, 2018 02:38PM
NPR, last year:

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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: tronnei
Date: July 02, 2018 02:38PM
NPR, last year:

[www.npr.org]
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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 02, 2018 03:13PM
......what about NPR, this year......



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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: btfc
Date: July 03, 2018 12:35AM
"How to Steal a River"

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Re: The world is running out of sand? Are you kidding me?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 03, 2018 11:56AM
Near the marina, there was a hotel project in downtown Cabo San Lucas for years that was put on hold because the cement company mixed the concrete with salty beach sand. Over the years, you could see the floors slump and bow as the salt destroyed the steel rebar. Eventually they took "The Grey Ghost" down and built a new project.
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