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How Climate Change, COVID-19 Pandemic Are Affecting The Panama Canal

How Climate Change, COVID-19 Pandemic Are Affecting The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is a 48-mile shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, saving ships an 8,000-mile trip around the tip of South America.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks to Ricaurte Vasquez, administrator of the Panama Canal, about how the pandemic is impacting traffic through the canal and about how climate change is affecting the supply of freshwater the canal needs to operate.
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