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Seaweed is spoiling Caribbean beaches. Can science and shovels solve the problem?

With their palm tree-fringed stretches of golden sand meeting clear blue sea, the beaches of Caribbean Mexico are known for being postcard-pretty. But now, in the spring and summer, the Yucatán coastline between Cancún and Tulum is clogged with mountains of seaweed, fouling the beach with a sulfurous scent of decay and making the water nearly unswimmable.

This macroalgae is called sargassum, and it’s causing trouble in paradise.

The algae’s growth is cyclical and even beneficial in normal amounts. Usually the seaweed blooms and stays out in the ocean, providing a floating habitat for fish, shrimp, eels, turtles, and

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Skeptics problem if Biden’s new science agency is a breakthrough or much more paperwork

“Most of us did not assistance placing this in NIH, for the straightforward rationale that if NIH ended up capable of performing this, it would have performed it,” said 1 person outdoors the govt common with the setting up who’s concerned NIH’s staid lifestyle and management will bog down the exertion.

A fifty percent dozen people today both inside and outdoors the administration who were involved in discussions about the approach informed POLITICO there are choice approaches becoming talked over, like putting ARPA-H nicely exterior of Washington, to escape some of the Beltway’s inertia and turf battles. More autonomy could,

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