The Rise and Fall of the Panama Canal

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Author Cristina Henriquez next to the cover of her new novel, The Great Divide. Brian McConkey/Ecco

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The Panama Canal has been dubbed the greatest engineering feat in human history. It’s also (perhaps less favorably) been called the greatest liberty mankind has ever taken with Mother Nature. Both of those descriptors are at odds today; due to climate change, the Canal is drying up and fewer than half of the ships that used to pass through are now able to do so. So how did we get here? Today on

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