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
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 ...
Parched, famished Niger hard hit by climate change
Phys.org - 11/27/2015 12:13:18 PM
The desert sands are encroaching on the Niger River itself, threatening the survival ... well above the 10 percent critical threshold set by the UN World Health Organization. Many Nigerians decide to flee their country—but they do so at their great ...
Canada pledges $30 million for climate projects in poorest countries
rcinet.ca - 11/30/2015 4:56:04 PM
Canada is pledging to contribute $30 million to the world’s least developed countries to ... of this joint effort to further support the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF).” A dried up river filled with sand winds its way across the desert near ...
Rivers' 4 TD passes help Chargers beat Jags 31-25, end skid
Keloland - 11/29/2015 3:35:32 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 ...
India can be fifth largest economy by 2025: Rajnath
freepressjournal.in - 11/29/2015 1:33:50 AM
He said that, in addition to becoming a ‘super economic power’, India should also attract the world towards its ... Gadkari said that inland waterways can not only boost the movement of goods and passengers across the country, but will also help ...
Cuban migrants cross Latin American jungles and rivers in attempt to reach the US
International Business Times - 12/1/2015 3:21:49 PM
But along the way, Cubans still must navigate jungles, rivers, at least seven international borders and countries in the grip of gangs responsible for some of the world's highest homicide rates. When migrants are stopped by border guards along the route ...
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.
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 ...
23 countries to participate in World Rafting C`ship in Citarik
Antara News - 11/30/2015 10:53:59 PM
Sukabumi, W Java (ANTARA News) - As many as 23 countries are scheduled to take part in the 15th World Rafting Championship in Citarik river, Sukabumi, West Java. "Indonesia has been selected to host the rafting championship out of several countries by the ...
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 ...
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 ...
World leaders seek new pathto slow the planet’s warming
Times of Malta - 11/29/2015 11:59:36 PM
rising energy costs that would deny the world’s poor affordable power essential to improving their lives and wound entire industries in wealthy countries. Reconciling those forces has stumbled in past UN-backed talks. The last attempt to strike a global ...
Through a lens: Nigerian orphans capture their country
Al JAZEERA - 11/28/2015 10:24:44 AM
My relations then tried to kill me - by trying to hang me, throwing me in a pit and in a river - and kicked me out onto the streets ... Photography helps me to learn about the world. I discover what is hidden. I always see the sunset but never thought ...
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 ...
World leaders launch bid for climate breakthrough in Paris
Metro International - 11/30/2015 2:40:04 PM
That partnership has been a balm for the main source of tension that characterized previous talks, in which the developing world argued that countries that grew rich ... a new two-track tunnel under the Hudson River and revamp its rail infrastructure ...