What do sharks, rays and plenty of humans have in common? They like the idea of a lobster lunch. Given that fondness, conservationists in Mexico are working to ensure the crustacean is fished sustainably.
The popularity of the Mexican island of Cozumel as a cruise destination is great for the economy — but not necessarily for nature. The country is now trying to protect its blue waters and fragile coral reefs.
A reef at the mouth of the Amazon is almost six times larger than initial reports, scientists say — meaning the recently discovered site is threatened by proposed oil drilling. Nadia Pontes reports from Brazil.
With its eco-chic hotels, yoga retreats, Mayan ruins, luscious jungles and turquoise ocean, the Mexican town of Tulum has become the new bohemian hotspot. But at a devastating cost to the environment.
With the fate of the Great Barrier Reef hanging in the balance, Margaret and Christine Wertheim are crocheting to recreate the magnificent ecosystem and draw attention to climate change and ocean acidification.
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