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The right strategies could help to reduce sand mining and the associated environmental destruction.

Laborers and machines work inside the Kuakhai river digging sand to transport to the area construction sites in India.

Sand for construction is collected from a river bed in India, where estimated demand for the material will more than double by 2060. Credit: NurPhoto via Getty

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-00876-z

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