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3 Ways Microbiome Engineering Can Save Coral Reefs

3 Ways Microbiome Engineering Can Save Coral Reefs

Getty Coral reefs are under assault from multiple directions: increasing ocean acidification that threatens to slowly weaken and dissolve their calcium carbonate exoskeletons, rising temperatures that cause them to expel their beneficial algal partners and the high prevalence of coral diseases. Coral probiotics can help reduce loss of coral. Of course, when most of us hear …

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Mexico’s last penal colony starts new life as nature center

Mexico's last penal colony starts new life as nature center

ISLAS MARIAS, Mexico (AP) It’s unclear if Islas Marias ever really worked as a penal colony: The remote Mexican archipelago is battered regularly by hurricanes, and its ramshackle, often century-old installations are sprinkled with the ruins of failed “productive” projects that once aimed to make the prison population self-sustaining. Now, …

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The Private Side Of Cabo: Mexico’s Artistic Hideaway

The Private Side Of Cabo: Mexico's Artistic Hideaway

Despite divisive contemporary politics, American interest in and appreciation of Mexican culture is reaching new heights. Just last month Brooklyn Museum opened Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, the largest retrospective of the iconic artist in the United States, and director Alfonso Cuaron made cinema history by winning three Oscars …

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St Maarten’s Divi Little Bay Completes Upgrades

St Maarten’s Divi Little Bay Completes Upgrades

  By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten’s Divi Little Bay Beach Resort has completed a series of upgrade projects. The new additions range from the new “pureocean” poolscape and bar to the completion of propertywide renovations in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The new pool complex has multiple pools …

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Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing now open

Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing now open

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has introduced its legendary hospitality to China’s capital with the opening of Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing. The hotel is located on the upper floors of WF CENTRAL, one of the city’s premium lifestyle retail centres. It features 73 rooms and suites which are amongst the largest …

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Royal Caribbean Ship Completes $115 Million Redesign

Royal Caribbean Ship Completes $115 Million Redesign

  By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas cruise ship has arrived in Miami fresh off a $115 million redesign. The 3,386-passenger ship, which will be sailing five and nine-night Caribbean itineraries, has added a host of new amenities, from a new poolscape to an onboard …

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