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El Nino, water management issues blamed for snarling Panama Canal

The El Nino climate phenomenon, not climate change, drove lower rainfall last year that reduced the Panama Canal's water levels and contributed to shipping restrictions that disrupted global trade, a study released on Wednesday found. Prioritizing water for human consumption rather than for the canal also played a role in shipping restrictions, according to the study by research consortium World Weather Attribution. Panama experienced its third-driest year on record in 2023, leading the canal ...

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