George Wagg

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Panama Canal: Superhighway for Invasive Species?

The canal's expansion may bring a new wave of invasives from Asia to the Gulf and East Coasts, a study says.<p>When the expansion of the Panama Canal is completed in 2016, giant ships that now must dock at West Coast ports after crossing the Pacific will be able to deliver cargo directly to ports on …

Latin America is the world's most unequal region. Here's how to fix it

<i>This article was originally published ahead of January's World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.</i><p>Global leaders will meet at the Annual Meeting …

Income Inequality

A stubborn curse

Contrary to myth, Latin America is not becoming more unequal. Nor is it becoming much less so<p>INEQUALITY is as Latin American as good dance music and …

Panama SWOT

Republic of Panama 1821 1881<br>1907 Separation from Colombia The French Project / Bankruptcy (1889) / USA takes the project 1903 Colon Free trade zone …

Deficits

Shipmap.org

Back to map<p>Can I embed this map?<p>Yes. You are welcome to embed this map. Please include a link back to Kiln somewhere in the text of your article. Use …

Data Visualization

2018 Index of Economic Freedom

Q.1. What is economic freedom?<p>Economic freedom is the fundamental right of every human to control his or her own labor and property. In an …

Economics

Mega-canals could slice through continents for giant ships

AFTER years of protest, the world’s biggest civil engineering project yet is now cleared for takeoff. Late last month, the Supreme Court in Nicaragua …

Wider impact

WORKERS at a fish market in Panama City disagree on the benefits of the country’s newly widened canal. One optimistically hopes the government will …

Digging for truth

ON DECEMBER 22nd an odd couple—Nicaragua’s left-wing government and a Chinese-born telecoms magnate—say they will begin the realisation of a dream …

Mesoamerica

Spanning most of Central America, the Mesoamerica Biodiversity Hotspot encompasses all of the subtropical and tropical ecosystems from central Mexico …

Pacific Ocean

Central America

<b>Pre-Columbian History</b><br>Archaeologists have found evidence of human life in Central America dating as far back as several thousand years BCE. By the …

Central America

Panama country profile

<b>Lying at the crossroads of the North and South American continents and the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Panama is of immense strategic importance.</b><p>This has made Panama the frequent object of US attention. The United States supported its secession from Colombia in 1903, and secured a sovereign zone …

Panama

Mr Wagg-Geography

Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is a great adventure with a purpose and it's students hold the key …

Costa Rica: An Army-less Nation in a Problem-Prone Region

The Central American nation of Costa Rica is one of the few countries in the world that does not possess a standing military. Nevertheless, Costa …

Annual Report: Panama 2013

Republic of Panama<p>Head of state and government <b>Ricardo Martinelli</b><p>Several people were killed or injured during the year in the context of protests. The …

Latin America

Costa Rica country profile

<b>For decades Costa Rica has stood out for its stability and has benefited from the most developed welfare system in the region.</b><p>It has no standing army, and its citizens enjoy one of the highest life expectancy levels in the Western hemisphere and better living standards than most of Central …

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Why we shouldn’t judge a country by its GDP

Gross Domestic Product has become the yardstick by which we measure a country’s success. But, says Michael Green, GDP isn’t the best way to measure a …

Israel Proves the Desalination Era Is Here

<i>From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission.</i><p>July 19, 2016 — Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two …

Why Wasting Water Is Even Worse for the Environment Than You Think

<i>Is wasting water actually bad for the environment? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Ava Mohsenin, Communcations Associate at WaterNow Alliance, on Quora:</b><p>Yes, wasting water is actually bad for …

How a new source of water is helping reduce conflict in the Middle East

The pipe is so large I could walk through it standing upright, were it not full of Mediterranean seawater pumped from an intake a mile offshore.<p>"Now, that's a pump!" Edo Bar-Zeev shouts to me over the din of the motors, grinning with undisguised awe at the scene before us.<p>The reservoirs beneath us …

Water

‘We’ve primed the system’: Why disgusting toxic blue-green algae blooms seem increasingly common

It is the summer of algae.<p>Across the United States, bodies of water teem with microscopic organisms, warmed by the sun and growing fat on stirred-up nutrients. Such microscopic explosions, called blooms, come at the expense of nearly everything else in the contaminated rivers and lakes. Their …

Algae

Simple Invention Could Alleviate the Global Water Crisis

In Africa and Asia, 750 million people lack adequate access to safe drinking water. To retrieve water for their families, women and children are often required to trek an average of six kilometers with heavy 20-liter buckets balanced on their heads. This process is not only time-consuming and …

Snorkeling

Millions Of Women Take A Long Walk With A 40-Pound Water Can

A few years back, while working in Benin, environmental health specialist Jay Graham saw an elderly woman in line at a pump to get water. She looked far too old to carry the water home herself, so he was relieved to see other people helping her — until he realized they were just making sure she had …

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Turmoil in Saudi water sector as country runs dry

Middle East watchers are familiar with the considerable financial problems facing Saudi Arabia as oil prices continue to drag along the bottom and …

China’s Massive Effort to Purify Seawater Is Drying Up - MIT Technology Review

The site of a seawater desalination plant that could provide up to one-third of the water consumed by Beijing’s households lies about 200 kilometers …

More than 60 pct of China's underground water rated unfit for human contact

Rest either completely unusable, or suitable only for use in industry or irrigation<p>BEIJING, June 4 (Reuters) - Nearly two-thirds of China's …

Water

Waterless toilet turns waste into clean water and power

With every flush, this toilet creates water and electric power for those who need it most.<p>The "Nano Membrane Toilet," developed by a group at Britain's Cranfield University, received a grant during the second round of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Reinvent the Toilet Challenge. This …

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