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China's Island Building in the South China Sea: Damage to

China.26 Further studies that quantify the contribution of the Spratly Islands' coral reefs to the fish stocks in the South China Sea and examine potential Chinese dredging at unoccupied reefs are needed to assess the full impact of China's island building on the South China Sea's fisheries.

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The benefits and downsides of building into the sea

Nov 01, 2016Nov 01, 2016China's efforts to build up coral atolls using sand, and reclaim more than 3,200 acres of land in the south-eastern South China Sea has been particularly controversial, not least because many of

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Can desert sand be used in construction ? – we civil engineers

Oct 09, 2018Desert sand usually contains high amounts of salt, which is very bad for concrete as it will rust the steel reinforcement, and also severely affects the strength of the concrete. We can use desert sand in the following cases There are some researchers focusing on this sand in China recently.

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China's Tallest Building Hit by Sea Sand Concrete Scandal

Mar 20, 2013Concrete made with sea sand is believed to be used in the construction of China's tallest building. The project has now been suspended, but the discovery rai

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Construction: limit China's sand mining

Oct 26, 2017Oct 26, 2017Construction: limit China's sand mining. Sand mining in China has been massively stepped up over several decades to make the concrete and cement needed for the country's boom in urbanization

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Piling Sand in a Disputed Sea, China Literally Gains

Apr 08, 2015Apr 08, 2015Piling Sand in a Disputed Sea, China Literally Gains Ground Read in app A satellite image from March 16 shows work on an emerging artificial island at Mischief Reef in the South China Sea.

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Use of sea

Construction and Building Materials. Volume 155, 30 November 2017, Pages 1101-1111. Review. Use of sea-sand and seawater in concrete construction: Current status and future opportunities. Author links open overlay panel Jianzhuang Xiao a c Chengbing Qiang a

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Sand Mining at Poyang Lake

Mar 18, 2016Washing this marine sand can be time-consuming and expensive. Over the past few decades, the global demand for construction sand has boomed, especially in Asia due to rapid urbanization. In China alone, the demand for cement has increased 438 percent over the past two decades, according to the United Nations Environmental Program.

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What is the reason for not using sea and desert sand for

Aug 02, 2015Aug 02, 2015Sea sand does not have high compressive strength, high tensile strength etc so it cannot be used in construction activities. In addition to this, the salt in sea sand tends to absorb moisture from

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Shenzhen construction on hold after alert over cheap

Mar 16, 2013Zu Lihong, an official at the Shenzhen housing and construction bureau, admitted that the use of sea sand in construction was widespread because of a lack of river sand. Advertisement

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The Hidden Environmental Toll of Mining the World's Sand

Feb 05, 2019Around 60 percent of sand use worldwide is in China, which is estimated to consume more sand in three years than the U.S. consumed in the entire 20th century. Yet despite the vast scale, ubiquity, and environmental footprint of sand mining, licensing is often delegated to local authorities; environmental impact assessments are rare; laws are

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What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea

Feb 29, 2016China has placed runways and radar facilities on new islets in the South China Sea, built by piling huge amounts of sand onto reefs. The construction is straining already taut geopolitical tensions.

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Mar 21, 2013Inspections by state officials have found raw, unprocessed sea sand in at least 15 buildings under construction in Shenzhen, including a building which, when finished, was set to become China's

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Corrosive concrete halts construction of China's tallest

Mar 21, 2013Corrosive concrete halts construction of China's tallest building. News: concrete made with unprocessed sea sand has been found in at least 15 buildings under construction in Shenzhen

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