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The Lake That Burned Down a Forest

In the hills near Lake Enriquillo, people whose livelihoods have been ruined by the lake's unstoppable expansion are now surviving.

by VICE Staff
30 July 2014, 5:17am

VICE News heads into the hills near Lake Enriquillo to see how people whose livelihoods have been ruined by the lake's unstoppable expansion are now surviving. What we find is that many have become involved with the black-market charcoal trade. As they cut down and burn trees to make the charcoal – labour-intensive work that isn't very lucrative – they actually contribute to the climate change that probably led to the lake's growth in the first place.

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