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Filling Cambodian lakes with sand creates pricey new land. It also displaces families.

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  • Sand is the most exploited natural resource on Earth, after water. 
  • The Cambodian government is using sand dredged from the Mekong to fill in lakes around Phnom Penh.
  • One community is fighting to save their homes on the city’s largest natural lake.

Sand is the most exploited natural resource on Earth, after water. In Cambodia, the government is using sand to fill in lakes around its capital, Phnom Penh, to create prime real estate for villas and shopping malls. Now, one community is fighting to save their homes on the city’s largest natural lake.

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