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?
Imagine taking a scenic gondola tour through Boston's historic Back Bay as Red Sox fans saunter towards Fenway over arched bridges. Not far away, the Charles River Basin is padded by wetlands that soak up the rising sea water. This surreal scene, a sort of Venice in New England, could be the reality in a few years.
More than 200 years ago, this canal in London was a critical vein in the city's industrial infrastructure, carting goods between Birmingham and London. The bridge that spans it today would have seemed utterly bizarre—but a lot has changed since 1801.
Starting in June 2015, you'll be able to surf a place you never thought you could surf before: the canals of Rotterdam. The city is building RiF010, a one and a half meter, 14-second wave pool in the middle of the city. Hang ten, bro.
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.