It was a multi-billion dollar project with a bold aim: to double the capacity of the Panama Canal. But there’s a big snag.
A Chinese mega container ship has inaugurated a decade-long expansion of the Panama Canal. Panama hopes the expansion will lead to a boost in container traffic through the Atlantic-Pacific shortcut.
The crisis surrounding the Panama Papers has severely damaged the reputation of the Central American country. Now, the ceremony for the expansion of the Panama Canal is aiming to finally put that crisis to rest.
The Panama Canal will be temporarily closed to ships above a certain size owing to a drought that has lowered lakes feeding the waterway. The restrictions are to go into effect on September 8.
A bog may not sound like a thing of beauty. But peat marshes like Fochteloërveen in the Netherlands are not only home to unique flora – they also protect our climate by locking in carbon dioxide.
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