How is sand formed?

What is sand made of? Where does it come from? What's in a handful of sand? Why does a beach have sand?

Sand is an authentic relic. In a way, we could say that a beach is the result of thousands of years of mechanical interaction between the earth, air, water and, in some cases, even fire.

When you pick up a handful of sand, you'll spot a mix of hundreds of thousands of black, white, translucid, and sparkling grains.

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Why is the ocean blue?

When we think of the ocean, our mind is invaded by the picture of a vast mass of blue water. But why does the sea appear in our eyes in bluish tones, even though water is perfectly clear?

A glass of water reveals nothing but a transparent liquid. However, when we get to the beach on a sunny summer morning, we're blessed by a wide and visibly infinite field of blue saltwater.

So, could it be that the ocean is blue because it reflects the sky? Does the color of marine life influence the hue of the sea? The answer to the enigma is pretty straightforward.

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25 shocking facts about water pollution

The causes and effects of water pollution are various, well-known, and fully documented. The blue planet that we once knew is something of the past. Here's why H2O is the new gold.

Nevertheless, we continue to treat the main component of Earth's oceans, lakes, rivers, and living organisms as a dispensable commodity.

We sometimes forget that around 45 percent of the world's population lives within 90 miles (145 kilometers) of the ocean and that roughly 43 percent of the planet's humans depend on seafood as the primary protein source in their diet.

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August 3, 2016, was a day that surfers should never forget. For the first time in its long history, surfing was confirmed in the Olympic Games.

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When you're getting into kiteboarding and buying gear, you're investing in your physical and mental health. So, is kitesurfing an expensive hobby? What is the cost of entry into the sport?

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Is your bodyboard heavier than you think it should be? Are you unsure whether there's water in your boogie board? Here's how to check if you're board is soaked.

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Brad Domke calls Cylinders his home. He's been riding it for more than a decade. But you've never seen him in board transfers like these.

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The Wakesurf Edge Pro Shaper promises the biggest and longest wake wave in the world.

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