Mexico’s prized beaches threatened by smelly algae invasion

World 05/09/19, 23:10

Tourists looking for sun and sand in Mexican resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum have been disgusted by foul-smelling mounds of sargassum — a seaweed-like algae — piling up on beaches and turning turquoise waters brown, and experts are warning that it may be the new normal.Mexico's Riviera ...

Uncertain future for ‘super’ seaweed after court ruling

Business 05/05/19, 07:46

Maine's seaweed business has grown like a weed in recent years, with proponents touting it as both a "superfood" and an economic generator for the rural state — but the industry is now facing sticky new restrictions.Maine has a long tradition of seaweed harvesting, in which the algae is gathered ...

Florida Gov. DeSantis to lawmakers: Be bold on big issues

U.S. 03/05/19, 13:50

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gave an anti-tax, pro-environment State of the State address Tuesday, asking lawmakers to be bold as they tackle issues like education, school safety and health care.It was as much a recap of his whirlwind first two months in office as it was a blueprint for ...

Toxic red tide could sicken people as Hurricane Michael pushes it ashore

U.S. 10/29/18, 13:20

Hurricane Michael could have exposed more people to the dangerous health effects of a record algae bloom that has bedeviled much of Florida's coast. The hurricane made landfall Oct. 10 in the Florida Panhandle. That part of the coast has seen some of the worst concentrations this year of red tide, ...

Hundreds of fish die along Florida’s Space Coast beaches

U.S. 10/25/18, 22:31

Hundreds of fish have washed ashore along Florida's Space Coast beaches, a week after the first signs of a toxic algae outbreak were reported. The dead fish, mostly mullet, were found this week from Melbourne Beach to Satellite Beach on the state's east coast. Florida Today reports that public work crews used ...

Trump signs water projects bill; 1 aimed at Fla. toxic algae

Politics 10/23/18, 16:41

President Donald Trump has signed a wide-ranging bill to improve the nation's water infrastructure, including a Florida project intended to reduce toxic algae blooms that have devastated coastal marine life and emptied beaches.The law signed Tuesday will help create a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee designed to filter out toxins ...

Experts: Hurricane Michael failed to end Florida’s red tide

U.S. 10/15/18, 15:47

Hurricane Michael failed to break up a patchy and toxic algae bloom that has lingered in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida's shoreline for the last year, experts said Monday, meaning the red tide outbreak could continue to cause problems in the weeks ahead.Hurricanes can break up algae blooms, but ...

Red tide plagues Florida beaches on all sides of state

Florida 10/04/18, 06:21

Many of Florida's famous beaches were empty Thursday because of a red tide outbreak that for the first time in decades is plaguing both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts at once.While the Gulf Coast has suffered the brunt of the toxic algae outbreak all summer, it only just showed up ...

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