Omar Vazquez Sanchez stands in the doorway of a home built from blocks made of seaweed.

In Cancun, this man is turning seaweed trash into natural-building treasures


A brown seaweed called sargassum is washing up on Cancun beaches, threatening the region’s efforts to recover its tourism. Local resident Omar Vazquez Sanchez got the idea to transform the seaweed into “sargablocks,” what he calls a small solution to a big problem. 

Growing high tides have turned this photo — taken from Pompano Beach, Florida, after Hurricane Sandy in 2012 — into a regular occurrence along the U.S. coastlines.

New report forecasts a troubling picture of rising tides, frequent flooding on coasts

Climate Change
Farming in PA

Wild swings in the weather mean that some farm crops will flourish, while others struggle

A Palestinian family was among the migrants rescued with the help of the aid group Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders.

Terror on the Mediterranean: One life jacket for a family of three

The Shipping Forecast offers listeners a chance to reconnect with Britain's maritime history

How a weather broadcast came to symbolize all it means to British

The re-created HMS Bounty, which sank in Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

The sea has been the main artery of cultural transformations throughout history

Lincoln Paine’s new book “The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World.” looks at the importance of the world’s seas and oceans through history for the exchange of goods, people, ideas and religion.

The World

Abundant Microbial Life and Fresh Water Springs


For today’s Geo Quiz we’re searching for one of the lowest points on the surface of the earth. If you were to stand on the shore of this inland sea, you’d be at 1400 feet below sea level.

The World

Geo answer

Today’s answer is the Southern Ocean, also known as the Antarctic Ocean. That’s where the Greenpeace ship “Esperanza” is tailing a Japanese whaling ship. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC’s Jonah Fisher who is aboard the Greenpeace ship.