#tbt: The Quiet Opening of the Panama Canal

By Alyson Foster Content & Collections Specialist, National Geographic Library   This month marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal. The canal remains one of the greatest construction projects ever undertaken, an effort that spanned more than three decades. It required the labor of tens of thousands of workers who dug their way nearly 80 kilometers (50 miles) across the rugged terrain … Continue reading #tbt: The Quiet Opening of the Panama Canal

Red Sea-Dead Sea Pipeline Planned

WORLD Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority have signed an agreement on an ambitious and contested project to replenish the rapidly shrinking Dead Sea by transferring in water from the Red Sea along a 177-kilometer (110-mile) pipeline. (Guardian) Use our resources to better understand the Two-Seas Canal. Discussion Ideas The Two Seas Canal—the “Red-Dead Conduit” described in the video above—would replenish the rapidly shrinking Dead … Continue reading Red Sea-Dead Sea Pipeline Planned