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Scott Cooper Miami Beach Discusses The Florida Seaweed Invasion

Scott Cooper Miami Beach Discusses The Florida Seaweed Invasion

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A species of seaweed has been washing up on beaches across the Caribbean and South Florida. The amount of seaweed that piled up on Florida beaches during the month of June was three times larger than the previous record set three years earlier.” According ...

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Maldives tourism thrives despite political crackdown

COLOMBO: Foreigners are flocking to the Maldives in ever-greater numbers despite an outcry abroad over the strongman president’s crackdown on political dissent and the locking up of opponents, official figures showed. The number of tourists visiting the white-sanded Indian Ocean archipelago soared 10 per cent year-on-year to 726,515 in the ...

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Lake Salda promises Maldives-like holiday

Nestled away in southwestern Turkey’s Burdur province, lies one of the most popular getaway destinations in the country. With its turquoise blue water and bio-diversity, Lake Salda is reminiscent of the Maldives. Having gained popularity recently thanks to the marvelous pictures visitors have been sharing on Instagram, Lake Salda is ...

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Mexico to build seaweed barriers to protect beaches

Mexico to build seaweed barriers to protect beaches

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican environmental agency said Thursday that is constructing barriers at sea just beyond its famed Riviera Maya beaches to decrease the huge amounts of seaweed washing up onshore. Alfredo Arellano Guillermo, environment chief for Quintana Roo state, said he hopes to have the anti-sargassum structures ...

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The Man Who Builds Beaches

The Man Who Builds Beaches

The following is an excerpt of The World in a Grain by Vince Beiser. Then there are the places where the beach itself is being hauled off. Illegal beach sand mining has been reported all over the world. In Morocco and Algeria, illegal miners have stripped entire beaches for construction sand, leaving ...

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Tanzania and Hong Kong surge as holiday hotspots

Tanzania and Hong Kong surge as holiday hotspots

Tanzania, the Maldives and Hong Kong are among the fastest growing tourist destinations for Irish holidaymakers who are increasingly opting for long-haul holidays. That’s according to Ireland’s largest independent travel specialists, Travel Counsellors, which has experienced a surge in bookings for a number of new markets. Since last November, bookings ...

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Mexico to build seaweed barriers to protect beaches

Mexico to build seaweed barriers to protect beaches

MEXICO CITY — A Mexican environmental agency said Thursday that is constructing barriers at sea just beyond its famed Riviera Maya beaches to decrease the huge amounts of seaweed washing up onshore. Alfredo Arellano Guillermo, environment chief for Quintana Roo state, said he hopes to have the anti-sargassum structures in ...

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Beaches and borders

Beaches and borders

FEW Britons have heard of Anguilla. Yet the tiny Caribbean island, home to around 14,000 people, is proud to be a British overseas territory. In the 1960s its islanders successfully staged a bloodless rebellion to stop Britain granting them independence as part of St Kitts Nevis, around 60 miles to ...

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VIDEO: Curaçao’s Buzzing Beach Scene

VIDEO: Curaçao's Buzzing Beach Scene

  Even on a hot day, Mambo Beach is effortlessly cool. It’s a weekday afternoon, and the lounge chairs are filled with sunseekers, travelers are finding some shade in the pool and there’s nary an empty palapa in sight. The story’s the same on Jan Thiel too, and at the ...

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