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The Lake That Burned Down a Forest

A lake in the Dominican Republic Is growing – and it's destroying everything in its path.

by VICE Staff
01 August 2014, 5:00am

VICE News travels to the Dominican Republic, site of a looming environmental and economic crisis many experts believe is the result of climate change. Lake Enriquillo is the largest lake in the Caribbean, and for the past 10 years it's been getting larger. Having already doubled in area, the lake is destroying everything in its path and displacing local residents who are being forced to take extreme measures to survive.

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