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Gainesville mother arrested on child abuse charges

Gainesville mother arrested on child abuse charges

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)– Marline Toussaint, 31, was booked into the Alachua County Jail after police say she beat her son with a broken tee-ball stand. On Wednesday, officers say Toussaint was taking a shower when her two children, a son and daughter of unknown ages, knocked her phone into the …

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Sargassum: The seaweed deluge hitting Caribbean shores

Sargassum: The seaweed deluge hitting Caribbean shores

When waves of sargassum – a type of seaweed – washed up on Eastern Caribbean shores seven years ago, people hoped it was a one-off. Matted piles swamped coastlines from Tobago to Anguilla. “In 2011 it was the first time we’d seen it.” says Professor Hazel Oxenford, an expert in …

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