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 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.
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.
Almost 40,000 Nigerians entered the EU illegally last year. Others only got as far as Libya - some of whom are now back in Nigeria, where they are trying to recover from their harrowing experiences.
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