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
The world’s nine largest operating power plants are hydroelectric facilities
eia.gov - 10/18/2016 11:51:45 AM
The world’s largest dam, Three Gorges, is located on the Yangtze River and has a capacity of 22.5 GW. Hydroelectric power is the second-largest source of electricity in China, after coal, and accounted for 20% of the country’s total generation in 2015.
24 striking photos of international borders from around the world
The Business Insider - 10/20/2016 11:49:22 AM
Here, we've collected 24 photos of what borders between various countries across the world actually look like — from walls, to rivers, to barbed wire fences, to simple road markings. Talia Avakian contributed reporting on a previous version of this article.
Cross country notes: Class D girls crown may be up for grabs
Omaha.com - 10/20/2016 12:57:58 AM
When it comes to cross country, Madison and Sable Lambley ... and the first from Class C-1 since Scott Frost of Wood River in 1993. Brenna Ochoa and Ed Gordon, this year’s captains of The World-Herald All-Nebraska soccer teams, took their programs ...
Image of Asia: Looking at Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney
The Seattle Times - 10/20/2016 7:38:50 AM
The outdoor art exhibition in its 20th year features 104 sculptures by artists from 17 countries. A giant red thong ... Ahead,” which he said was inspired by the twisting courses of rivers and of life. The sculptures will be exhibited on the Sydney ...
World Dairy Expo draws 74,572 visitors, 2,434 cattle
Wisconsin State Farmer News - 10/19/2016 6:21:17 AM
Among those were 3,108 international guests hailing from 102 countries from all over the ... Royalty Ridge Tequila Circus-ET exhibited by: River Valley Farm, Ben, Andy, Blessing & Grace Sauder, Tremont, IL. World Dairy Expo Central National FFA Events ...
Inland waterways a game changer in national connectivity, Gadkari
thedollarbusiness.com - 10/21/2016 8:56:23 AM
The Minister further said amphibious buses and hovercrafts would be introduced to increase the use of the inland waterways. Gadkari informed that ports across the world had suffered ... the draft capacity of the country’s ports to enable bigger ships ...
Mekong River massacre film tops China's box office
Los Angeles Times - 10/18/2016 9:17:15 PM
The film is a dramatic take on a Chinese military operation following the 2011 Mekong River massacre ... will succeed in China’s burgeoning cinema market and in countries around the world. The Chinese war film “The Warriors,” released over the ...
Going 100% renewable energy is possible and these countries prove it
kractivist.org - 10/20/2016 8:57:34 AM
As The Guardian puts it, “The glaciers and rivers of the interior of the country are harnessed to generate 80% of ... The transformation in just one year has been phenomenal. One of the world’s largest dams, the Itaipu dam, resides in Paraguay.
Premiere: Esme Patterson’s Gone Country On Her Cover Of ‘Not Feeling Any Pain’
Uproxx - 10/20/2016 3:09:48 PM
She’s been acclaimed by The New York Times since 2013’s Woman To Woman — and also for Wild‘s standout track “No River.” Additionally ... and tapping back into her country side. Patterson has paired with the storied blues singer William Elliott ...
The Best Hotels in Europe by Country
Yahoo News - 10/18/2016 1:53:26 PM
From Albania to Wales, here are the best hotels in 43 European countries. Using a comprehensive methodology ... the 1500s and was later converted into a hotel for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair -- still features original details like a lobby floor made ...
South Sudan's second city scorched by renewed fighting
FOX News - 10/18/2016 1:46:17 PM
MALAKAL, South Sudan – This used to be South Sudan's second largest city, a bustling center on the White Nile River of more than 120,000 people ... was supposed to end the country's civil war that began in December 2013 and killed tens of thousands.
NDDC, Rivers govt seek collaboration to grow agric sector
Vanguard - 10/19/2016 5:31:10 AM
PORT HARCOURT— Rivers State Government and the Niger Delta Development ... said stakeholders should take steps to redress the impact of climate change on the country. Speaking at this year’s World Food Day celebration with the theme, Climate is ...
The World’s Largest Shipper of Wheat
Urban Milwaukee - 10/19/2016 5:05:31 PM
Wisconsin was the second ranked wheat-growing state in the country and from 1840 to 1880, its farmers grew one-sixth of the wheat grown in the United States. That helped Milwaukee became the largest shipper of wheat in the world. And the Milwaukee River ...
Brazilians hit by fatal dam disaster to protest at BHP Billiton AGM
The Guardian - 10/20/2016 9:22:02 PM
World’s largest mining firm to be presented with demands ... releasing a deluge of mining waste that left at least 19 people dead, 700 others homeless, rivers polluted and homes destroyed. Protesters, including a Franciscan monk and a farmer from Minas ...
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 ...