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Congress approved a land exchange for the project in 2009, but then-Interior Secretary Sally Jewell rejected the plan in 2013, saying a road over a narrow isthmus in the refuge could cause irrevocable damage to birds and other wildlife.
On Dec. 20, 1989, Operation Just Cause was launched, with more than 26,000 U.S. troops deployed to the tiny isthmus nation.
It’s connected to Ukraine by a narrow isthmus to the north but is separated from Russia by a stretch of water called the Kerch Strait.
Spain’s Acciona SA, which encountered similar problems at its installations nearby, said the leaks are a consequence of the same extreme weather that attracted the industry to the isthmus.
Similar problems have been reported all along the Tehuantepec isthmus, one of the western hemisphere’s windiest places.
The tiny rock measuring 2.25 square miles, with a population of 30,000, is a British overseas territory located on the Iberian Peninsula, connected to the European mainland by an isthmus near the Spanish city of Cádiz.
Overhead slowly sail the magnificent clouds of southern Florida, some of the grandest clouds in the world, making fanciful isthmuses and archipelagoes in an celestial ocean of blue.
Around three million years ago, the isthmus of Panama formed a solid connection between North and South America.
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: a narrow area of land that connects two larger land areas
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