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, 2012See also: Waterways map
In deep water: the first country in the world to surrender to global warming
Irish Independent - 11/17/2014 2:27:14 AM
‘It’s very hard to leave your own country. I love my country, I’m proud of who I am’— Ioteba stands where his father’s house used to be ‘It is the drinking water that will be the problem, not the ocean’ — from left, Sr Eileen Kennedy, Sr ...
Forgotten Walt Disney World: River Country
pjmedia.com - 6/26/2013 11:58:05 PM
The Weather Channel has run a fascinating feature on weather.com: a photo gallery of “Creepy Abandoned Theme Parks.” The post lives up to its name — the photos show an eerie emptiness to the parks, which run the gamut from a park decimated by ...
We Use How Much Water? Scary Water Footprints, Country by Country
Tree Hugger - 6/23/2009 11:54:52 PM
Figuring out a country's water footprint means adding all the water used plus the water inherent in products imported, then minus the water in exports. Using this top-down method, the average water footprint in the world is 1,243 cubic meters a year.
Cat Makes Everyone Happy By Surviving 30 Days In Moving Box On A Cross-Country Trip
The Consumerist - 12/4/2014 6:27:46 PM
There are many bad things in the world, things that make you sad and upset and ... s owners say she survived 30 days trapped in a box that traveled cross-country, without food or water to sustain her. Her owner says it all started in Suffolk, V.A. in ...
Colombia first country in the world to banish ‘river blindness’
Digital Journal - 7/30/2013 6:17:07 PM
The World Health Organization has confirmed Colombia as the first country in the world having eliminated Onchocerciasis (river blindness), a neglected tropical disease which infects approximately 37 million people in 35 countries worldwide. The World ...
Third World Country: Detroit residents denied water
Examiner - 7/19/2014 10:30:10 PM
Residents in Detroit are experiencing conditions that would not be considered humane in foreign countries where the US provides aid. The City of Detroit is shutting off around 3,000 customers' water each week for unpaid bills as small as $150. US Today ...
One woman's mission to fix Liberia's water crisis
CNN - 3/22/2013 6:25:08 AM
Meanwhile, back in Liberia, the country descended into a conflict that left ... die each year from diarrhea due to poor water and sanitation conditions, according to World Bank figures. As well as saving lives, Jones says that access to safe drinking ...
The world water shortage looks unsolvable
Salon - 8/4/2013 2:57:55 PM
Pakistan, one of the most water-stressed countries in the world, is on the brink of crisis. A recent report from the Asian Development Bank, highlighted by The Atlantic, states that the country’s emergency water reserve only has enough supply for 30 ...
5 Best Water Parks in the Country
Travelers Today - 7/20/2014 10:00:21 PM
offers a water-slide experience that's one of the most extensive in the country, plummeting you up, over, and around, and offering some of the best views of the park anywhere. 3. Splashin' Safari and World Tour - Santa Claus, Indiana While certainly one of ...
World Trade Organization Attacks Commonsense Country of Origin Labels
foodandwaterwatch.org - 10/20/2014 3:24:54 PM
Washington, D.C.—Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL ... the basic protections that U.S. consumers deserve,” said Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter. “The United States ...
World’s Thirstiest Country Yemen May Be First To Run Out Of Water
Green Prophet - 12/22/2010 11:57:33 PM
Predictions of water loss in Yemen by 2020 threaten lives and agriculture – Children must still fetch water for towns that are increasingly parched and dry. According to experts cited by CNN, Yemen could be the first nation to completely run out of ...
Colombia is world's first country to wipe out river blindness - WHO
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 7/31/2013 7:17:22 AM
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia has become the first country in the world to eradicate river blindness through the distribution of an anti-parasitic drug in affected parts of the South American nation and a sustained health education ...
Brad Paisley Adds More Dates to Country Nation World Tour
The Boot - 11/3/2014 1:56:43 PM
Pop the champagne and cue the fireworks: When the New Year rings in, country fans will get even more of Brad Paisley. He has announced the extension of his Country Nation World Tour ... the holidays ramp down, the ‘River Bank’ hitmaker will head ...
The water-energy nexus could become a collision in a warming world
High County News - 7/10/2014 11:59:35 PM
The cooler the water, the more efficient the process, so a warming world promises to make power plants less efficient ... Jonathan Thompson is a senior editor at High Country News. He is based in Durango, Colorado, and tweets @jonnypeace.
Colombia is first country in the world to eliminate river blindness
Pan American Health Organization - 2/27/2014 1:05:26 AM
Bogotá / Washington DC, 29 July 2013 (PAHO/WHO) — Colombia has been verified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated onchocerciasis (known as “river blindness”), thus becoming the first country in the world to achieve this goal.