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, 2012See also: Waterways map
World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50
WRBL - 10/1/2014 3:15:49 AM
Zipping cross-country in a super-high-speed train has become commonplace ... It also was a symbol of pride for Japan, less than two decades after the end of World War II, and a precursor of the economic "miracle" to come. The Oct. 1, 1964, inauguration ...
Forgotten Walt Disney World: River Country
pjmedia.com - 6/26/2013 11:58:05 PM
The Weather Channel has run a fascinating feature on weather.com: a photo gallery of “Creepy Abandoned Theme Parks.” The post lives up to its name — the photos show an eerie emptiness to the parks, which run the gamut from a park decimated by ...
South Fork of Edisto River wild and wonderful
Island Packet Online - 10/1/2014 7:19:12 AM
Aiken State Natural Area is in Aiken County in the heart of "horse country" along the South Fork of the Edisto River. Built by the Civilian Conservation ... will take you immediately into the natural world of the Carolina Sandhills region.
Colombia first country in the world to banish ‘river blindness’
Digital Journal - 7/30/2013 6:17:07 PM
The World Health Organization has confirmed Colombia as the first country in the world having eliminated Onchocerciasis (river blindness), a neglected tropical disease which infects approximately 37 million people in 35 countries worldwide. The World ...
Astana: The world's weirdest capital city
CNN - 7/13/2012 2:22:57 PM
(CNN)-- There is something mirage-like about Kazakhstan's capital ... Almaty in the southeast of the country to the newly-named Astana (previously it was called Akmola), which was then an empty patch of land by the Ishim River best known as a former ...
Colombia is world's first country to wipe out river blindness - WHO
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 7/31/2013 7:17:22 AM
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia has become the first country in the world to eradicate river blindness through the distribution of an anti-parasitic drug in affected parts of the South American nation and a sustained health education ...
Colombia is first country in the world to eliminate river blindness
Pan American Health Organization - 7/29/2013 5:56:49 PM
Bogotá / Washington DC, 29 July 2013 (PAHO/WHO) — Colombia has been verified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated onchocerciasis (known as “river blindness”), thus becoming the first country in the world to achieve this goal.
Iraqi militants from Islamic State group seize country's largest dam
New York Daily News - 8/7/2014 9:46:09 PM
BAGHDAD — Sunni militants from the Islamic State group on Thursday seized Iraq’s largest dam, placing them in control of enormous power and water resources and access to the river that runs ... the dam and devastate the country all the way down to ...
Global Food Waste Accounts For More Emissions Than Any Country Except U.S. And China, UN Reveals
The Huffington Post - 11/11/2013 5:08:03 AM
ROME, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The food the world wastes accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than any country except for China and the ... and a volume of water equivalent to the annual discharge of the River Volga, are in effect being used in vain.
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
An astonishing 98 percent of River Hill High School’s graduates ... Frey said Washington is an example of how the country is compartmentalizing itself into clusters of people with different backgrounds and world views. “It’s a magnet for people ...
Colombia is First Country in the World to Eliminate Parasitic Disease River Blindness
INFECTION CONTROL TODAY - 8/1/2013 1:28:25 PM
Colombia has been verified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated the parasitic disease onchocerciasis (known as “river blindness”), thus becoming the first country in the world to achieve this goal. In an official notification ...
American Man Caught While Swimming to North Korea
RIA Novosti - 9/17/2014 11:46:21 AM
MOSCOW, September 17, 2014 (RIA Novosti) – A US citizen was caught by South Korean soldiers while trying to swim across the river that separates the country from North Korea, the South Korean Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday. “A male American ...
Bourke tops list: more dangerous than any country in the world
Sydney Morning Herald - 2/1/2013 11:51:05 PM
When compared with United Nations data, the crime rate of the Darling River town makes it more dangerous per capita than any country in the world. The bureau's director, Don Weatherburn, said the crime problem in Bourke, as well as in other regional areas ...
Brad Paisley Announces 2014 Country Nation World Tour
Taste of Country - 5/15/2014 12:55:51 PM
Brad Paisley‘s revving up to hit the road for his 2014 Country Nation World Tour, bringing his hits to cities in ... which includes his current single ‘River Bank.’