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Earth science: A lakeful of trouble

Africa's Lake Kivu contains vast quantities of gas, which makes it both dangerous and valuable. Anjali Nayar asks whether it is possible to tap the gas without causing a disaster.

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Anjali Nayar is an International Development Research Centre fellow at Nature.

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Nayar, A. Earth science: A lakeful of trouble. Nature 460, 321–323 (2009).

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