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American Team of Scientists Help Protect Guatemala's Lake Atitlan

June 21, 2010

researchers examine a sediment core sample A team of scientists from the University of Nevada, Reno, Desert Research Institute, Arizona State University and the University of California, Davis, has returned from a two-week expedition to Guatemala's tropical high-mountain Lake Atitlan, where they are working to find solutions to the algae blooms that have assailed the ecosystem and the drinking water source for local residents. Full Story

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