A construction worker is seen watching a Broward County beach being re-nourished. Sand is dredged from the ocean offshore and piped onto beaches -- about 13 million tons of it since 1970 in Broward County. Faced with the constant challenge of keeping sand on Florida's beaches, Broward County officials are exploring an innovative option to use pulverized glass to control erosion.

AP Photo/Broward County Environmental Protection Department

A construction worker is seen watching a Broward County beach being re-nourished. Sand is dredged from the ocean offshore and piped onto beaches -- about 13 million tons of it since 1970 in Broward County. Faced with the constant challenge of keeping sand on Florida's beaches, Broward County officials are exploring an innovative option to use pulverized glass to control erosion.

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