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Article on the declining health of Lake Tanganyika

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"New research has revealed some alarming insights about the effects of climate change on one of the world’s oldest and largest lakes. A study published Monday in the journal “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,” suggests rising temperatures have been responsible for significant declines in the fish that populate Africa’s Lake Tanganyika and feed the surrounding communities — and that these declines may only worsen as global warming continues to progress."

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/08/09/the-waters-of-this-huge-african-lake-arent-mixing-and-the-consequences-could-be-devastating/

 

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Africa's lakes have always coped with rapid climate change. The problem nowadays is the massive pressures placed on these lakes from an ever growing human population with its attendant problems of pollution,drainage, damming and excessive water abstraction.

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