Is the Panama Canal doing good things for the environment?



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    Too big a question to answer here, but let me just throw out some thoughts. The Panama Canal made drastic cutbacks in the amount of fuel needed to transport goods by sea, which theoretically is good for the environment. However, the Panama Canal also opened up big connection between the Atlantic and Pacific that didn’t exist before, and it’s almost certain that some life forms from either ocean were now able to travel between the two bodies of water. This could have disturbed the ecosystem on either end of the canal. This is just educated speculation, but I hope it’s a bit of food for thought.

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