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Escaping the Underwater Town: The Lake That Burned Down A Forest (Part 2)

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After seeing the devastation Lake Enriquillo’s massive growth has inflicted on the region, VICE News meets residents who have lost everything and finds out what they’re now doing in order to survive.

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.

More on VICE News: Give It Up, ‘Skeptics’ — America Is No Longer Debating Climate Change: http://bit.ly/WEs2Ui

Climate Crisis in the Dominican Republic: The Lake That Burned Down A Forest (Part 1): http://bit.ly/1twsiQ3

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