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
Cleaning Up China’s Polluted Pearl River
The World Bank - 5/26/2016 8:45:48 AM
With IBRD financing and expertise, the World Bank helped clean up the Pearl River system ... to tackle one of the most serious environmental challenges facing the country. The Pearl River Delta in south China’s Guangdong province is among the fastest ...
Sorrow Like a River: Forcing The World To Listen
Two Rivers Tribune - 5/26/2016 12:39:02 AM
SORR with its symbolic focus on the Red River, which flows north from the United States to Canada, has helped unite Indigenous peoples from both countries in their common concern over violence against women in their communities. In 2014, seven bodies of ...
Guyana's gifts to the world
BBC - 5/26/2016 1:21:59 AM
In popular culture, the country ... It's the world's highest single drop waterfall. Here's a BBC employee getting a holiday snap in 1979. Dashing young chap, clearly destined for great things. A natural brown sugar, so good they named it after the river.
World Turtle Day: How are the reptiles faring?
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/25/2016 7:52:42 PM
Turtles were given their chance to shine Monday, when the world ... up the country, resulting in significant levels of roadkill as the reptiles struggle to waddle across the asphalt. Water pollution is also a problem, with toxins seeping into waterways ...
Fishermen come to rescue shellfish hit by quakes
FIS - 5/26/2016 1:36:18 AM
The Kumamoto prefectural government discovered that the earthquakes had triggered landslides and caused red clay soil to flow into the sea via the Shirakawa River and that the clams suffocated to death after the mudflat was covered in sediment that was ...
New report says health facilities attacked in 19 countries
Washington Post - 5/23/2016 8:52:20 PM
The coalition’s report also cited extensive damage to medical facilities and deaths to health workers elsewhere in the world. In six African countries — Central African ... Navy hospital boat on the Putumayo River in April 2015 and three attacks ...
G7 in Japan: concern over world leaders' tour of nationalistic shrine
The Guardian - 5/25/2016 4:50:45 AM
Related: Hiroshima to open up its horrors to Barack Obama during historic visit The millions of people who visit Ise Jingu every year will soon by joined by Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and other leaders of the world’s richest nations during the ...
Extra funding announced for cleaning up New Zealand's polluted waterways
China - 5/26/2016 6:58:25 AM
The New Zealand government announced new funding Thursday to help clean up the country's most polluted fresh waterways. The new funding of 100 million NZ dollars (67.21 million U.S. dollars) over 10 years would help communities improve water quality to ...
Australia and the World Not Prepared for Growing Natural Disasters
Live Trading News - 5/24/2016 9:19:47 PM
The news is not good, and it is a reminder that no country is immune, we are vulnerable ... and people seem content to sit back and accept our an uncertain fate. The World Bank (WB) has issued a warning to major cities around the world that it is ...
Sierra Leone News: WAAPP SaLone attains highest World Bank rating
Awoko - 5/25/2016 12:07:25 PM
This is the highest rating in the score sheet of the World Bank with regards the implementation of WAAPP at the country level ... and Development and Madam Kenyeh Ballay from the Mano River Union Secretariat in Sierra Leone.
The Interlinking Of Rivers For Flood Fighting Is No New Concept - But How Sustainable Is It?
IndiaTimes - 5/25/2016 6:16:39 AM
Will constructing large dams across our rivers help? When it comes to the question of food security, according to the World Commission on Dams, big dams contribute to an insignificant percentage (10 to 12) of food grain production in the country ...
World Bank adds $12m to land,water sustainability project
Ghana Business News - 5/25/2016 7:09:45 PM
World Bank Country Director for Ghana Henry Kerali, was quoted as saying: “This project addresses environmental and land degradation through improved community-driven management of natural resources based livelihoods. It complements the World Bank’s ...
World Fly Fishing Championship Comes to Colorado
Pagosa Daily Post - 5/24/2016 2:38:55 PM
The 36th FIPS Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship is coming to the United States with anglers from over 30 countries fishing the free flowing rivers and majestic lakes of Colorado this September 11-18, 2016. Vail is the host town for the championship ...
WHO AFRO Launches New Project to Help African Countries Control and Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases
Sierra Express Media - 5/26/2016 2:19:15 AM
In 2014, two dozen African countries committed to strengthen their commitment to NTDs under the Addis Ababa Commitment on NTDs. The launch of ESPEN took place at an event on the side lines of the 69 th Annual World Health Assembly in Geneva. Speakers ...
13 Sad Country Songs to Help Us Say Goodbye to Nashville
fall-river.wickedlocal.com - 5/25/2016 11:56:05 PM
After four seasons, the country drama says goodbye to fans (who are ardently ... Page 3 of 3 - 2. "Nothing in This World Will Ever Break My Heart Again" -- Hayden Panettiere We're seconding Juliette's (Hayden Panettiere) prayer in this song that nothing ...