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Beaches choked with stinky seaweed could be the new normal

Miami Beach - Slimy, stinky brown seaweed that ruins beachgoers' vacations from Mexico to Florida may be the new normal unless Brazil halts Amazon deforestation, experts say.

Essential Science: Big seaweed bloom triggers pollution concern

Scientists have discovered the biggest seaweed bloom in the world. This is a record-breaking belt of brown algae, from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico. It’s here to stay for the long-term, and this means ecological trouble.

Seaweed farmers in hot water as Zanzibar struggles

Zanzibar - Waist deep in sparkling blue water off the white beaches of the Indian Ocean spice island of Zanzibar, seaweed farmer Mtumwa Vuai Ameir gently ties seedlings to wood poles.

Seaweed provides an unusual treatment process for wounds

To accelerate the treatment of wounds, scientists have experimented with adding stem cells to plasters and bandages. The optimal method for this is locking stem cells into a matrix fashioned from seaweed.

Exploring the seaweed brew and unusual craft beers

Belfast - Seaweed craft beer is big news on many culinary sites. Due to a flavor which stands out even in the unique craft beer sector and some interesting health benefits many are trying out this new brew.

Using seaweed to protect a city in Texas from future hurricanes

Galveston - Galveston, Texas is one of the top five cities in the United States that is most vulnerable to hurricanes. City officials are looking into harvesting seaweed to defend the city from future hurricanes.

Review: Kalena's Spa hosts special SeaFlora event Special

Toronto - It's no secret that I love Kalena's Spa at 458 Queens Quay West in Toronto so when a special Sea Flora event took place on Saturday I made sure that I got a spot!

Seaweed toothpaste stops tooth decay, say UK researchers

Newcastleton - Brushing your teeth with a toothpaste made from seaweed enzymes may provide you with better protection from cavities, a team of U.K. researchers has claimed.

Foreign food influences threaten the full English breakfast

The traditional cooked British breakfast comprising a plate piled high with bacon, eggs and black pudding is under threat, according to a report commissioned by breakfast cereal maker Kellogg’s.

Seaflora's Rod Mulholland explains the importance of seaweed Special

The sea produces an amazing product that can hasten healing and keep the human body at top top. Seaweed, a sea vegetable, has long been known to be an important ingredient to good health.

Toxic seaweed suspected in Brittany death

A truck driver may be the first death caused by a toxic seaweed that is covering areas along the Brittany coastline. The case is under investigation.

Rotting seaweed gives off lethal fumes on French beaches

Tourists are being warned to stay away from the beaches in northern France because the rotting seaweed may be lethal. Researchers blame Intensive agricultural practises.

Seaweed Promoted as an Alternative Energy Source

In the very near future, seaweed and algae might be harvested in order to provide society with alternative energy sources.

Heart elixir from seaweed

An Israeli team of scientists have developed a curative gel that could prevent further tissue damage in heart attack survivors.

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Piles of Sargassum on the beach on April 28  2018.
Piles of Sargassum on the beach on April 28, 2018.
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Sargassumfish ( Histrio histrio ). Gulf of Mexico.
Sargassumfish ( Histrio histrio ). Gulf of Mexico.
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Sargassum washed up on the beach  Cuba
Sargassum washed up on the beach, Cuba
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