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A global sand crisis looms — here’s how to dodge it

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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Nature 604, 10 (2022)



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