Lima is one of the world’s largest desert cities, so when it rains it—just kidding, it pretty much never rains. Which leaves Peru’s capital city especially vulnerable to water shortages, and the surprising solution might be reviving a system of ancient canals that date back to even before the Incas.
Today is the ground breaking ceremony for the $50 billion Nicaragua Canal. This despite the fact that no environmental or social assessment has been made available to the public. The 172 mile (278 km) canal will take five years to rebuild, resulting in the displacement of 29,000 people and unknown ecological…
Boston, like a number of coastal cities, is facing a tricky problem in the coming years: Sea levels are rising, and rising quickly, leaving cities more and more at risk for intense flooding. Could building a canal system help keep Boston high and dry?
The Nicaraguan government has approved a plan that would see the country cut in half by a 177-mile-long canal. The new route would boost the country's economy and rival the one in Panama — but scientists say it would be an environmental and social catastrophe.
What if the waters of the Thames rose so high that the streets of London turned into waterways? This series of images envisions turn-of-the-century London as a second Venice, with gondolas cruising past the familiar landmarks.