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DROUGHT: Panama Canal shipping limits highlight climate fears

An intense drought related to this year’s El Niño phenomenon has precipitously lowered the level of Panama’s Gatun Lake, forcing the country’s Canal Authority to impose draft limits this week on ships moving through the waterway’s recently expanded locks.


CONGRESS: Lawmakers likely to punt, again, on flood insurance

Congress appears highly unlikely to overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program despite promises early this year that lawmakers would approve major changes to make premiums more affordable and improve the maps that define the nation’s flood zones.