In the Caribbean, a stinking seaweed menace spurs invention

Reuters: An unwelcome visitor sailed onto Caribbean beaches this year: huge rafts of seaweed. The seaweed, called sargassum, has swept into the region in part as a result of changing weather conditions, turning many once-postcard-perfect beaches a dull pond-scum brown as it decomposes and releases a rotten egg stench. "It's a dirty horrible brown lace that just washes ashore," said Noorani Azeez, CEO of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association. "The foul stench of the seaweed is really an inhibitor......

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