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Video: Red tide puts summer vacations at risk of an early...

Closed beaches and the threat of a red tide in Progreso, but not ot all is at is seems.

Mexico’s Caribbean coast continues to battle against record levels of seaweed

The presence of seaweed in the Caribbean is nothing new, but has increased dramatically over the past few years.

How one man is transforming Yucatán’s excess seaweed into homes for...

Omar Vázquez is turning this aquatic nuisance into construction material to help build affordable housing.

Scientists warn some types of sargassum could impact on human health

Photos of Quintana Roo’s coastline covered in sargassum for weeks have been circulating heavily over news sites and social media.  And scientists now warn that...

Scientists warn of a potential environmental disaster on Yucatán beaches

Record-breaking amounts of sargassum could soon reach the Peninsula, scientists said at a Mérida conference. 

Sargassum and the Sahara dust phenomenon — are they connected?

A look at where the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) was moving across the Atlantic Ocean toward the southern United States on Wednesday, June 24,...

New wave of sargassum hits Quintana Roo with a vengeance

The most affected areas include beaches on the state’s southern coast, but large patches of seaweed have extended all the way north to the tourist mecca of Cancun.

Quintana Roo enlists the Navy in the fight against sargassum

Mexico’s navy has removed over 10,000 tons of sargassum from the coastline of Quintana Roo. The unsightly seaweed was cleared from beaches in seven municipalities across the state.

Is river pollution to blame for the explosion of sargassum growth?

Reaserchers point to pollution from rivers in South America and the United States as the likely cause of rapid sargassum growth. The sargasso sea was...

Sargassum returns: Unsightly algae returns to the Riviera Maya

Beachgoers in Quintana Roo have begun to notice the return of sargassum. The floating, brown seaweed has been spotted on several beaches including Tulum and...

Less sargassum is forecast for Mexico’s beaches in 2020

The Yucatan Peninsula and other Caribbean coastal towns are bracing for what has become an annual crisis — sargassum tides consisting of a floating,...

Cold front, sargassum drive tourists away from the beach

The relative chill that has affected Yucatan since Wednesday has affected tourist-centered businesseses on the coast. The storm surge has also piled sargassum — the...

Sargassum tides hit Progreso just as cruise ship tourists approach

Progreso, Yucatan — City crews brought heavy machinery to address tons of sargassum that invaded the beach over the weekend. About 50 workers attempted to prevent...

12 Caribbean nations huddle in Mexico over sargassum woes

Twelve Caribbean nations whose beaches have been invaded by tons of sargassum have agreed to seek international economic support to fight a problem affecting...

Lopez Obrador plays down sargassum problem, calling it a ‘minor issue’

Cancun, Q. Roo — Sargassum, long choking the Yucatan Peninsula's Caribbean coast, is a "minor issue," President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters Monday. The...

Sargassum tide 4 times the size of Merida headed to Yucatan’s...

A tide of sargassum is expected to foul 120 kilometers of beach from Dzilam Bravo to Sisal on Yucatan's Gulf Coast today.