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How a tropical pathogen came to reside in the Pacific Northwest

Flagstaff - In what is being described as “The Teddy Roosevelt effect,” a deadly fungus in the Pacific Northwest may have arrived from Brazil via the Panama Canal, according to a new study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

$4.4 billion USS Zumwalt breaks down in the Panama Canal

The most expensive destroyer in U.S. history broke down in the Panama Canal on Monday. Dead in the water, the USS Zumwalt had to be towed back to port.

China has declared it plans to ship cargo via Northwest Passage

Beijing - Chinese maritime authorities have published a guide giving detailed route guidance for cargo ships that takes them through the Northwest Passage, a route claimed by Canada. China claims an Atlantic to Pacific route will save companies time and money.

Economy 2016: Five things to be prepared for

With elections, referendum votes, potential recessions in several power countries and the rebirth of Central America's stagnant economy, 2016 could be economically challenging for some, beneficial for others.

Panama Canal to limit ship size due to drought caused by El Niño

Panama City - A drought triggered by an El Niño is prompting the Panama Canal Authority to place restrictions on the size of ships allowed through the famed canal. Beginning Sept. 8, the maximum draft (depth in the water) will be cut to 39ft. (11.89m).

Op-Ed: Nicaragua Canal a boon to China but what about Nicaragua?

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has joined up with Chinese billionaire Wang Jing in literally slicing Nicaragua in half in the construction of a rival to the Panama Canal. The $49 billion project is expected to break ground in December of this year.

Review: David McCullough’s ‘The Path Between the Seas’ Special

Panama City - David McCullough's “The Path Between the Seas,” telling the events surrounding the creation and building of The Panama Canal, is an outstanding read for history buffs and anyone planning a visit to Panama City.

Panama Canal — A century connecting two oceans and the world Special

Panama City - Few visitors would come to Panama City and miss seeing one of its major attractions. The Panama Canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, saving almost 13,000 km from a journey through the Strait of Magellan in the southern tip of South America.

North Korean ship suspected of carrying weapons seized in Panama

Panama City - A North Korean flagged ship travelling from Cuba and bound for North Korea was seized at the port of Colon on Monday 15. The vessel was carrying undeclared war material, reported the president of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli.
 

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Panama Canal. Miraflores Locks. The Panama Canal prepares to celebrate one century of operation in 2...
Panama Canal. Miraflores Locks. The Panama Canal prepares to celebrate one century of operation in 2014.
Panama Canal. North view of the Miraflores Locks   in the direction towards Gatun Lake and the Atlan...
Panama Canal. North view of the Miraflores Locks, in the direction towards Gatun Lake and the Atlantic Ocean.
With the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914  the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans met for the first time...
With the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans met for the first time in over three million years.
Stan Shebs
Panama Canal. South view of the Miraflores Locks  in the direction towards the Pacific Ocean.
Panama Canal. South view of the Miraflores Locks, in the direction towards the Pacific Ocean.
Panama Canal Visitor s Centre. Model of a dirt-spreader used during the construction of the Panama C...
Panama Canal Visitor's Centre. Model of a dirt-spreader used during the construction of the Panama Canal.
Entrepreneur Wang Jing tells Reuters why he s putting his fortune behind a controversial $50 billion...
Entrepreneur Wang Jing tells Reuters why he's putting his fortune behind a controversial $50 billion dollar venture to build a canal across Nicaragua that aims to rival Panama's as a shipping lane.
Reuters Digital
Proposed routes for Nicaragua Canal.
Proposed routes for Nicaragua Canal.
Igeo News
Locks at the Panama Canal.
Locks at the Panama Canal.
Photograph of the cover of David McCullough s book  The Path Beweeen the Seas  The Creation of the P...
Photograph of the cover of David McCullough's book "The Path Beweeen the Seas, The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914"
Simon and Schuster
Panama Canal Visitor s Centre. Model of a dredger ship used during construction  to deepen the chann...
Panama Canal Visitor's Centre. Model of a dredger ship used during construction to deepen the channel to increase the capacity of the canal.
Panama Canal. Main building of the Miraflores Locks  constructed in 1913.
Panama Canal. Main building of the Miraflores Locks, constructed in 1913.

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