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1 June 2021

Corinth Canal: a video of the rockfall that has left it closed since January

Corinth Canal: a video of the rockfall that has left it closed since January According to Wikipedia, the Conrinth Canal, “connects the Gulf of Corinth in the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland“. Built in 1893, it was for a while an important trading route within Greece.  However, it is a very narrow cut through bedrock – it is 6.4 km long …

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4 December 2009

Landslides along the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is truly one of the engineering wonders of the 20th Century. This 80 km long waterway was completed in 1914, cutting 13,000 km on the sea route between New York and San Francisco. However, the fearsome cost of the canal in human lives is jaw-dropping – it is estimated that 27,500 people lost their lives during construction, primarily as a result of malaria. However, it is less …

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