Charles Finkl, a professor at Florida Atlantic University, displays a sample of sand made from pulverized glass in his Boca Raton office. 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

Charles Finkl, a professor at Florida Atlantic University, displays a sample of sand made from pulverized glass in his Boca Raton office. 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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