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Welcome to Halfway to the Moon!

We're on a journey to answer the big (and little) questions about life in an era when humans have touched every part of the globe and beyond.

Join Suzanne and Lucy as they take a weekly journey into weird, wonderful, crazy and sometimes terrifying stories about nature, climate, the planet and the universe we live in today.

Jun 24, 2018

The world is in the grip of a costly, destructive and quite often deadly environmental crime of which most people have never heard.

Communities around the world are waking up to find their local beach, riverbank or lake have been stolen by a very 21st century branch of organised crime: the sand mafia. These criminal gangs control governments and may be raking in over $70bn globally each year.

And those who try and stop them are being killed in their hundreds.