Climate change is affecting the viability of the Panama Canal, a crucial artery for global trade. A prolonged and severe drought during what should have been Panama’s rainy season has significantly lowered the water level of Gatún Lake, the freshwater source essential for operating the canal’s locks. The lake is currently nearly 6 feet below…
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The Panama Canal, an engineered waterway that links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, has served as a critical artery for the container shipping industry for over a century. According to the ACP, it now connects almost 2,000 ports in 170 countries, with the United States, China, and Japan being the top origin and destination countries….