Definition: This entry gives the total length of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Waterways map
Countries hit by global warming press Western leaders for help as climate talks intensify
FOX News - 12/1/2015 10:21:11 AM
That treaty required only rich countries to cut their emissions, while this time the goal is for everyone to pitch in. One of the proposals involves saving the world's forests, which absorb carbon dioxide released by burning oil, gas and coal. Britain's ...
Map: Exploring the World,’ ‘The Curious Map Book’ and More
New York Times - 12/1/2015 10:35:30 AM
Ever since the Babylonians scratched two parallel lines and a circle — representing the Euphrates River and their walled capital ... the Russian Revolution, World War II and the Cold War, then the country’s fragmentation in the post-Soviet ...
Countries hit by global warming press West for help
plant.ca - 12/1/2015 1:41:37 PM
At an unprecedented gathering of world ... river deltas. Obama was meeting envoys from island nations hit hard by rising seas and increasingly violent storms, which scientists attribute to climate change prompted by man-made carbon emissions. Developing ...
Buhari challenges world leaders on $14bn Lake Chad revival fund
dailypost.ng - 12/1/2015 6:20:47 PM
would save communities depending on the river from extinction. President Buhari said no fewer than five million people living in the Lake Chad Basin countries had been displaced by the depletion of the lake due to climate change. He said the shrinkage of ...
World headed toward ‘suicide’ if no climate agreement: Pope Francis
The Rock River Times - 11/30/2015 9:49:33 PM
He spoke of retreating glaciers in Greenland and low-lying countries at risk from rising sea levels. “I am sure that the (Paris delegates) have goodwill to do something. I hope it turns out this way and I am praying that it will,” he said. World ...
Warm countries launch Sun-energy alliance
The Daily Star - 12/1/2015 9:26:54 PM
Negotiators for the most vulnerable nations pushed for the world to try to limit global warming ... Low-lying small island states, and countries with highly-populated river deltas such as Vietnam and Bangladesh, are especially vulnerable to rising seas ...
World Bank unveils ambitious climate business plan for Africa
Frost Illustrated - 12/1/2015 5:23:31 PM
That was the view expressed by World Bank President Jim Yong ... said the bank’s president. “A country like the Democratic Republic of Congo has enormous hydropower possibilities through the Congo River,” he said. “Our research shows that climate ...
The Latest: World urged to help troubled Lake Chad region
WALB 10 News - 12/1/2015 8:26:39 AM
... particular the developed world, owes the African continent an environmental debt." The meeting also focused on financing for an African Union initiative known as the Great Green Wall, launched in 2007 to gather 11 countries to plant trees to combat ...
U.S. has hosted war detainees before, in World War II
The Miami Herald - 11/30/2015 5:03:14 PM
Finally, with so many Americans serving their country ... World War II, at Nevada, Neosho, Ste. Genevieve and Fort Leonard Wood. It also had at least two dozen branch camps and “boat camps,” their barracks afloat on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
Mayors on a mission to Paris to save Mississippi River
Des Moines Register - 11/30/2015 6:07:39 PM
Winston Churchill once compared democracy to the Mississippi River, describing liberty as a force that charges on relentlessly like the Mississippi does through our country ... basins generate the majority of the world’s food, and rivers sustain the ...
Climate Change: Stories From Around The World
Sky News HD - 11/30/2015 3:41:30 AM
Conservation group Pax Arctica said after a 2014 expedition that rapid ice melting linked to climate change in the Rwenzori mountains had reduced the amount of water flowing into the Nyamwamba River ... his country's fate by claiming to be the world's ...
Cross River To End HIV Scourge By 2030 – Gov. Ayade
government.leadership.ng - 12/1/2015 11:25:36 AM
Gov. Ben Ayade, who stated this during the celebration of the 2015 World AIDS day, decried the continued stigmatisation of people living with HIV in the state. “This is unacceptable; I therefore urge all Cross River indigenes to join hands with all ...
Villages swallowed by advancing sea and swollen river
Emirates247 - 12/1/2015 6:53:35 AM
Behind the remains of washed-away fences, crumbling houses dot an expanse of the northern Senegalese coastline where a swollen river and an advancing sea are ... Named after Louis XIV, the UNESCO World Heritage site on the Mauritanian border was founded ...
Rivers' 4 TD passes help Chargers beat Jags 31-25, end skid
Star-Herald - 11/30/2015 12:13:55 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — All the San Diego Chargers needed to end a six-game losing streak was another cross-country trip to Jacksonville. Philip Rivers threw four touchdown passes, two to Antonio Gates, and the Chargers beat the Jaguars 31-25 on Sunday ...
Indigenous women stand up to displacement by Brazil’s Belo Monte dam
Feministing - 11/30/2015 6:50:36 PM
In addition to its natural diversity, Brazil has over 240 indigenous tribes, many of whom depend on the country’s extensive ... the third largest in the world, and threatens the environment and people living along the Xingu River where it’s been ...