The World Is Slowly Running Out Of Sand

I never thought of sand as a non-renewable resource, but there's only a limited supply: and to make things worse, it keeps getting washed into the sea. At Cape May, New Jersey, the US Army Corps of Engineers have just finished rebuilding a beach: here's why.

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+3 1. cameramaster commented 5 years ago

Question: The Romans 'apparently' used concrete...they ( as far as I know ) didn't have the technology to do the type of dredging for sand as in this video...so where did they get the sand from?
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+4 2. thefox commented 5 years ago

#1 Answer: B&Q :)
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+5 3. sux2bu commented 5 years ago

#1 The Romans used volcanic ash,or "pit sand" ,in their mixture. It is actually more durable than most modern concrete.
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+3 4. DarkPegasus commented 5 years ago

Wow! The added really a lot of sand...
When I was there a few years ago, the bunker (in the center at 00:10) was almost completely in the water
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+2 5. Dennyboy commented 5 years ago

#2 Nah, Wickes.
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0 6. Judge-Jake commented 5 years ago

Why don't they just take the sand from Shite beaches like Skegness or Bournmouth or Russia. 8-)
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+1 7. snotraddict commented 5 years ago

Folks, just empty your shoes and socks before getting into your car to go home. Sheez, so simple! ;)
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0 8. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

#4 You also been to Cape May? Love that town!