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'Red Tide' Outbreak Expands in Chile, Paralyzes Fishing Industry

A "red tide" outbreak is widening in southern Chile's fishing-rich waters, the government said Wednesday, deepening what is already believed to be one of the country's worst environmental crises in recent years. The red tide — an algal bloom that turns the seawater red and makes seafood toxic — is a common, naturally recurring phenomenon in southern Chile, but the extent of the current outbreak is unprecedented. The southern region of Los Lagos has been affected in...

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