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US would be willing to invest in Nicaragua canal

A U.S. Department of Commerce official says the United States and U.S. investors would be willing to invest in the building of a canal across the middle of Nicaragua as long as the process is transparent. Full story

Swamplike Waterways Found Under Antarctic Glacier

A sprawling network of low-lying canals, similar to a swamp, hides under Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier, a new study finds. Full story

Insight: Chinese whispers: Who wants to bet on the 'Nicaragua Canal'?

MANAGUA/PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - For centuries since the colonization of the New World, entrepreneurs have dreamed of building a canal spanning Nicaragua to make it easier to tap Asia's riches. Full story

Nicaraguan assembly OKs $40 billion Chinese canal to rival Panama's

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaraguan lawmakers granted a 50-year concession to a Chinese company on Thursday for it to design, build and manage a shipping channel across the Central American nation that would compete with the Panama Canal. Full story

Can a Floating Robot Save a Polluted Canal?

Pity the Gowanus Canal. A forgotten relic of Brooklyn's industrial past, the garbage-choked waterway is now home to a putrid stew of toxic waste. Full story

Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Royal celebrations in the Netherlands this week put the country and the capital Amsterdam on front pages and television screens around the world with an orange splash. Full story

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  In La., failing canal spurs evacuations

A Louisiana official says they are working to relieve pressure on a lock in danger of failing and flooding homes near a canal in St. Tammany Parish. NBC's Gabe Gutierrez reports.

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