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Siberian lake is warming rapidly

SCIENCE FILE | Science in Brief

May 03, 2008|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Russian and American scientists have demonstrated for the first time that Lake Baikal in frigid Siberia has warmed rapidly over the last half a century.

An international team reported Wednesday in the journal Global Change Biology that the water temperature of Baikal, the world's largest freshwater lake by volume, had increased 2.18 degrees Fahrenheit and the amount of chlorophyll had grown by 300%.

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