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India and Pakistan at Odds Over Shrinking Indus River

Irrigation and hydroelectric projects are draining the river's flow, while glaciers are melting in Kashmir.<p><i>This story is part of a National Geographic News series on global water issues.</i><p><b>Nearly 30 percent of the world's cotton supply comes from India and Pakistan, much of that from the Indus River</b> …

Conservation: Nicaragua Canal could wreak environmental ruin

Plans for a 300-kilometre waterway joining the Pacific and Atlantic oceans need independent environmental assessment, urge Axel Meyer and Jorge A. …

Is Nicaraguan Canal a Boon for Trade or a Boondoggle?

Nicaragua revives its age-old canal-building dreams.<p>For nearly a century the Panama Canal has been the only game in town for anyone who wanted to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific without making the long voyage around Cape Horn.<p>In that time more than a million ships, from bulk carriers to …

Nicaragua canal: in a sleepy Pacific port, something stirs

The proposed gateway to a planned interoceanic canal shows little sign of activity but locals say Chinese experts have visited recently and work will start soon<p>At first sight, there is little to suggest the sleepy village of Brito is the starting point of one of the world’s most ambitious …

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