Latest Sand Stories

2009-04-29 10:43:42

Police arrested a 70-year-old man in Siesta Key, Fla., for protesting the use of brown replacement sand on a beach of white sand, his wife says. Anne Overbeck said her husband, Jim, was arrested when he threw his body on top of a pile of the brown sand to stop a bulldozer from blending the off-color

2008-12-24 11:28:40

The sand used in Seattle to protect motorists from icy streets is more dangerous to aquatic life than typical road salt, environmentalists say. With more than 6,000 tons of sand already dispersed on Seattle streets since last Thursday, environmentalists claim the alternative winter road solution can clog area waterways and damage its precarious food chain, The Seattle Times said Wednesday. In general, what my colleagues have found, and I have found, is that sand actually has a greater impact,...

2008-12-09 09:39:21

Dr. Rusty Feagin was managing several ecosystem research projects on Galveston Island when the 2008 hurricane season began.Then he got an unexpected visit from a research assistant named Ike."Ike reconfirmed the basic idea I've had for several years," said Feagin, ecosystem scientist with Texas AgriLife Research. "The plants on sand dunes and in marshes build an island's elevation, so we shouldn't compromise that."Most of the dunes and marshes he and his graduate students had studied were...

2008-10-30 15:00:22

CLEVELAND, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Traction Aggregate is produced by fully calcining clay at temperatures in excess of 2000 degrees. By blending Traction Aggregate with your salt supply you can extend your salt volume.

2008-10-01 03:00:19

By Hsu, Huai-Houh Preparation of Large-Sized Silty Sand Specimens Using a Water Spray Method In-situ tests are often used to determine the engineering properties of sand. The cone penetration test (CPT) is a widely used method.

2008-09-21 00:00:19

BANGALORE: Following the government's decision to make installation of speed governors mandatory in all commercial vehicles before September-end, the Federation of Karnataka State Lorry Owners and Agents Association has called for an indefinite strike of trucks carrying construction material from Saturday.

2008-09-01 06:00:24

Excerpt from report in English by the website of Bhutan's autonomous national newspaper Kuensel on 1 September [by Ugyen Penjore] 1 September: The shortage of sand from riverbeds is going to grow, warns the Natural Resources Development Corporation (NRDC).

2008-08-05 18:00:09

COASTGUARDS reminded parents and children enjoying the school holidays yesterday that many hidden dangers lurk along Wales' beautiful coastline. Sunday's accident at Cefn Sidan is not the first time a youngster has been killed after excavating unstable sand.

2008-08-01 18:00:15

By EDWARD B. COLBY WORKING TOGETHER AND HAVING FUN KINGSTON Kingston youngsters Andrew Burke, Desmond Core, Michael Donovan and Joe Manning spent a good chunk of time cooperatively constructing their massive entry in a sand castle contest at Gray's Beach.

2008-07-16 18:00:21

By CHRISTINA ABEL After about three years of losing sand from the dunes behind their homes because of beach erosion, some homeowners in South Ponte Vedra Beach are regaining sand, very slowly and naturally.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'