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
How the happiest country in the world is saving tigers
Live Mint - 9/3/2015 7:09:04 PM
In a world that focuses on gross domestic product, roads and highways, Bhutan is an anomaly. Economists may call it “least developed”; to me, it came across as a country that has sorted itself out. Its rivers are clean, so is the air. Yes, the country ...
Let’s make sure that cleaning up the world’s water doesn’t send our climate targets down the gurgler
THE CONVERSATION - 9/3/2015 1:08:10 AM
Clearly, the world’s water is in urgent need of a cleanup. Installing or upgrading sewer networks and sewage treatment plants, and implementing regulations to curb the release of antimicrobials into waterways ... that 90% of the country’s groundwater ...
Exploring a History of Liberations: World War II vet seeks information on camps he helped free
harborcountrynews.com - 9/1/2015 11:57:46 PM
SAWYER — Harold Zeiger has twice crossed the Rhine river in Germany. The second time was on a relaxing cruise with his wife, Lovie. The first time was a little more tense. That was in 1945, when he was a 19-year-old infantryman with the “Fighting 69th ...
At massive parade, Xi says China will cut troop levels by 3,00,000
Rediff India Abroad - 9/3/2015 11:02:18 AM
He said this victory also re-established China as a major country in the world and won the Chinese people respect ... including the song "Safeguard the Yellow River" from the Yellow River Cantata, composed in 1939 it inspired numerous Chinese in the ...
Rivanna River and other waterways key to summer fun
Augusta Free Press - 9/3/2015 8:10:30 AM
“The most beautiful cities in the world are built on rivers- including ours” says Councilwoman Szakos ... restoring protections to 28,737 miles of streams in Virginia and millions across the country. The move followed a decade of campaigning by ...
Is the world running out of space?
BBC - 8/31/2015 11:58:57 PM
Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even ... We have already used up the most productive land, rivers and water The reasons, he says, are three-fold. Wealthy countries are ageing, meaning their rate of growth and ...
World War II ship makes stop in Pittsburgh waters
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 9/1/2015 1:17:42 AM
A U.S. navy vessel that landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day and saw heavy action in the European front during World War II docked along the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh today ... taking the ship around part of the country. He reflected on his time as a ...
World War II U.S. Army veteran dies at 95
The News-Herald - 9/1/2015 11:11:50 AM
Stanley Korczyk, a World War II Army veteran who grew up in River Rouge, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at the age of 95. Early in life, Mr. Korczyk was part of the country's Civilian Conservation Corps. Later, he became a member of the Works Progress ...
China puts on huge show of force at parade; President Xi Jinping says troop levels will be cut by 300,000
Daily News and Analysis - 9/3/2015 5:33:01 AM
China on Thursday held a massive military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory against Japan in the World War II at the sprawling Tiananmen Square here. Troops from 17 countries, including Pakistan and Russia, formed part of 1000 ...
World War II plane, crew remains found in Polish river bed
Forex Report Daily - 8/31/2015 6:43:59 PM
The remains of a Soviet fighter-bomber plane and two crew members shot down by Germans in 1945 have been found in a river in central Poland amid extremely ... fortune-hunters to comb riverbanks across the country. “For now we have managed to find the ...
GCI cross country meet delivers on its promise
Greene County Daily World - 9/2/2015 8:29:00 PM
Another Greene County Invitational cross country meet has come and gone and this one lived ... It was the first county meet run on White River Valley's newly-designed layout. WRV boys coach Mike Karr says the new layout is a tougher course.
Geoscientists work to bring hidden underwater world back to life
Phys.org - 9/2/2015 10:34:51 AM
This will help to produce a detailed 3D map that will show rivers, lakes, hills and coastlines in a country which had previously been ... have been used around Orkney near to the Neolithic World Heritage sites to understand the environments that our ...
New World Favorites
Valley News - 9/3/2015 3:52:48 AM
That’s all it took, one late-summer night in 2013, for Kevin Dunwoody to invite Prince Edward Island’s Ten Strings and a Goat Skin to play their mix of Celtic and French-Canadian music at Randolph’s New World Festival in 2014. “These three kids get ...
Bill Gates: The Rich World’s Responsibility to Those Who’ll Suffer Most From Global Warming
FlaglerLive - 9/3/2015 12:32:22 AM
When the monsoon rains arrived each year, the rivers would swell ... Farmers in wealthier countries will experience changes, too. But they have the tools and supports to manage these risks. The world’s poorest farmers show up for work each day for ...
In new UN goals, an evolving vision of how to change the world
The Christian Science Monitor - 8/31/2015 11:58:57 PM
Out is the view of development as a technical enterprise largely funded by the world’s wealthy powers and other outsiders ... [as well as] the political commitment of the leadership of countries.” It also reflects a nod to the “integrated” nature ...