The World Is Built on Sand… and We’re Running Out
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The World Is Built on Sand… and We’re Running Out




Some might call sand coarse, rough and irritating, but there’s no denying that it’s used everywhere: from glass to asphalt, sand is a key ingredient for all sorts of materials in construction and technology. But this heavy reliance on sand means that we’re also reaching a limit on this seemingly infinite resource. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
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Sand? Mine!

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Sand from Greenland’s Melting Ice Sheet Could Bring in Business


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