Lough Neagh: How climate change intensified toxic algae on the UK’s largest lake

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The UK’s largest freshwater lake experienced its worst-ever levels of a harmful bacteria this summer. 

Lough Neagh – a lake in Northern Ireland that is larger than the country of Malta – has been plagued by blue-green algae that can negatively impact humans, plants and animals. 

A group of environmentalists recently held a “wake” to protest the scale of the situation. 

Period19 Oct 2023

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