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
Nigeria: AfDB, World Bank Launch U.S.$328 Million Water, Sanitation Projects in Port Harcourt
AllAfrica - 5/30/2016 8:41:03 AM
The project is jointly sponsored by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the World Bank and Rivers Government. This was contained in the May Edition of AfDB's newsletter issued by its Nigeria Country Office in Abuja, on Saturday. AfDB Country Director ...
Climate change: Winters shrinking by one day every year
Pakistan Defence - 5/30/2016 3:43:23 PM
In 2015, he said the US-based World Resources Institute ranked Pakistan as the fifth most river flood-affected country among 164 countries analysed. The institute estimated that floods affected nearly 715,000 people in the country each year, causing $1.7 ...
World Health Organization Rejects Call to Postpone Rio Olympics Over Zika
SoloNews - 5/30/2016 6:17:53 AM
Earlier this month World Health Organization urged athletes and visitors ... number of United Nations agencies and Ministries of Health in emerging and developing countries, said that male athletes in particular who are thinking about having children ...
Party Around the World: Great sports, great spots to party
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 5/30/2016 7:22:19 AM
Each country has its own unique way of welcoming the world when hosting the grandest soccer tournament ... thousands of England's upper- and lower crust come together along the river banks. Some enclosures have dress codes, with many "Hoorah Henry's ...
The man who visited TWELVE countries in just 24 hours in record-breaking trip across Europe
Daily Mail - 5/29/2016 9:28:10 PM
A solo-traveller has set a new world record for the most countries visited in 24 hours after crossing ... the small German town of Perl to start as it's situated just over the river from Schengen in Luxembourg - the town where the agreement for passport ...
The Latest: Woman found dead in Hill Country after flood
Midland Daily News - 5/29/2016 5:17:38 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on severe weather and flooding around the U.S. (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Flash flooding in the Texas Hill Country has left at least ... two prisons near the rain-swollen Brazos River because of expected flooding.
Ninilchik couple to travel world by motorcycle
m.peninsulaclarion.com - 5/30/2016 4:09:02 AM
The Kenai Peninsula couple plans to leave their home near Ninilchik this July and cross 86 countries on their motorcycles ... 2.2 million people worldwide each year, according to the World Health Organization. The disease is frequently carried in water.
Colorado conductor dies after getting run over by train
Columbia Missourian - 5/29/2016 4:13:13 PM
The Royal Gorge is about 10 miles long, with the Arkansas River running through it and the railroad running ... trying to spot rafters who take on some of the toughest whitewater routes in the country. The railroad issued a statement Sunday on its Facebook ...
World’s 15 Countries with the Most People Exposed to River Floods
WRI - 3/6/2015 2:33:58 AM
This blog was co-written with Hessel Winsemius and Philip Ward. Hessel is a researcher at Deltares. Philip is a senior researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies of the VU University Amsterdam. Last September, Hamberton Nongtdu woke to a ...
Obama Calls for a 'World Without' Nuclear Weapons During Historic Hiroshima Visit
Quadrangle - 5/29/2016 6:22:03 PM
Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe then walked along a tree-lined path, past an eternal flame, toward a river that flows by the domed ... which ultimately saved lives. "Many countries can do quite a lot and some more than they are now doing ...
Obama Calls for World Without Nuclear Bombs in Hiroshima Speech
wingatewire.com - 5/29/2016 11:08:23 PM
Obama called on countries like the USA that have nuclear weapons to "have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them". From there, Mr Obama and Mr Abe walked along a tree-lined path toward a river that flows by the iconic A ...
Filipino artists get dirty to highlight pollution in Manila's rivers
BBC - 5/29/2016 11:51:20 PM
... will help those living by the rivers to improve their lives," said Mr Vargas. "I believe there is still a chance. I hope our artwork has made impact not only here in the Philippines, but also in other countries." The Pasig river once served as ...
Barge traffic makes a resurgence on the Missouri River
The Province - 5/30/2016 2:38:58 PM
Canadian World Cup gives B.C. coaching conference ... Poetry based on case of slain B.C. teen Reena Virk nominated for $65K prize Thousands across the country sign petition calling for Gord Downie to receive Order of Canada Hollywood North: Meet ...
Sao Paulo holds 'world's biggest' Gay Pride Parade
farandulife.com - 5/30/2016 7:43:47 AM
Sao Paolo, Brazil, has just hosted the world's biggest Pride parade ... The multicolored human river took over Paulista Ave., the country's so-called "financial heart", and featured 17 enormous sound trucks with platforms on which singers, dancers and ...
Corky Row Club honors veterans at annual ceremony at Fall River's Griffin Park
The Herald News - 5/30/2016 5:09:17 PM
FALL RIVER — Before they’d march the two blocks from the Corky ... Carroll, who served with the Navy in World War II. Following in his brother’s footsteps, Jim Carroll offered prayers to remember, on Memorial Day weekend, “those that made the ...