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Seaweed farming and its surprising benefits

Increasing numbers of fishermen, scientists, and foodies in the country are starting to look at seaweed as a promising source of food, jobs and help cleaning ocean waters.

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Heading to the beach? Get ready for thick, slimy seaweed

Thick mats of seaweed have washed up on South Florida beaches in recent weeks, creating a tangled, squishy barrier between swimmers and the ocean.

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Mysterious masses of seaweed assault Caribbean islands

The Caribbean is bracing for what could be the mother of all seaweed invasions, with satellite observations warning of record-setting Sargassum ​blooms and seaweed already swamping beaches.

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Dead zone in Gulf of Mexico will take decades to recover from farm pollution

News, Pollution
Mar
26

The enormous “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico will take decades to recover even if the flow of farming chemicals that is causing the damage is completely halted.

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Can the World Find Solutions to the Nitrogen Pollution Crisis?

More and more nitrogen keeps pouring into waterways, unleashing algal blooms and creating dead zones. To prevent the problem from worsening, scientists warn, the world must drastically cut back on synthetic fertilizers and double the efficiency of the nitrogen used on farms.

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Increasing factory and auto emissions disrupt natural cycle in East China Sea

News, Pollution
Feb
3

China’s rapid ascent to global economic superpower is taking a toll on some of its ancient ways, patterned around the vast fisheries of the East China Sea. But now those waters are increasingly threatened by human-caused, harmful algal blooms that choke off vital fish populations.

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Pacific Ocean “blob” fed massive toxic algae bloom

A new study finds that unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures helped cause a massive bloom of toxic algae last year that closed lucrative fisheries from California to British Columbia and disrupted marine life from seabirds to sea lions.

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Sargassum Watch Warns of Incoming Seaweed

Sargassum beaching events in the Caribbean, West Africa, and other regions have received wide media attention, prompting action by regional governmental agencies and environmental groups seeking to understand this new phenomenon.

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Slimy Green Beaches May Be Florida’s New Normal?

Inform, Pollution
Jul
28

The green slime that washed onto Florida beaches earlier this month marks the eighth time since 2004 that toxic algae have fouled the Sunshine State’s storied coastline. The guacamole-thick algae that fouled both coasts will likely be a regular occurrence for the Sunshine State. Here’s why.

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