Living Planet: Climate change and toxins are taking a toll on Lake Victoria | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 20.02.2020
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Living Planet: Climate change and toxins are taking a toll on Lake Victoria

Africa's biggest lake, Lake Victoria, is under threat. The lake shared by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania is bearing the brunt of climate change. Researchers from the US teamed up with scientists from Uganda and found high levels of lead, arsenic, aluminum and phosphorous. That could spell disaster for more than 400 fish species in the lake and the 40 million people surrounding the freshwater body.

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