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UN atlas records environmental crisis in glorious technicolor

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has produced an atlas of ‘before and after’ satellite images documenting environmental change in Africa. Some of the changes, like the shrinking of Lake Chad, now one tenth of its size 40 years ago, and falling water levels in Lake Victoria, are already well recorded, while others, like the disappearance of glaciers in Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains vital to the region’s

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