33 years ago storms washed away the beach at the village of Dooagh in Ireland, leaving behind rocks and pebbles. It was not a pretty sight. Tourists stayed away. Hotels and restaurants closed down. Now, suddenly, the beach of golden sand is back.
Mediterranean resorts are having to ban swimming because of plagues of jellyfish, which scientists blame on a complex cocktail of human impacts, from climate change to overfishing.
A beach that was swept away more than 30 years ago from a remote island off the
west coast of Ireland has reappeared after thousands of tons of sand were deposited on top of the rocky coastline.
While inland towns that depend on tourism are struggling mightily, things are getting better in San Juan as cruise ships are once again docking. Tourists are invited to help the island get back on its feet.
Swimming on Thailand's popular island of Koh Samui has been banned due to heavy rains and strong winds. All small boats are banned from sailing until Saturday.
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