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Lakes in the northern hemisphere are set to lose their winter ice cover

Over 35,000 lakes are expected to be ice free within a generation, if the earth warms as much as scientists predict.

Lakes in the USA, Canada and northern Europe are at risk if they suffer from warmer winters, resulting in reduced ice cover. Not only will traditional pastimes be affected, such as ice fishing and skating, but there will be a significant environmental impact too. Increased evaporation may take place which will reduce the available water supply and there may be an increase in algal blooms due to increased lake temperature. This will deplete oxygen and lead to habitat loss. Fish supplies for local communities will then be affected. To read more about this, check out the following report...

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