A French couple is facing jail time after being caught stealing nearly 90 pounds of sand from Sardinia. The Italian island is known for its picturesque
white-sand beaches, and increasingly, for sand-theft cases such as these. A recent "boom" in beach "souvenirs" from the island has forced authorities to institute harsh penalties for those caught taking from the island – environmentalists warn that tourists' urge to take part of Sardinia home with them poses a threat
to the island's well-being.