Iraq’s breadbasket gets a $15 million EU grant in agriculture

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Farming families in northern Iraq’s Nineveh Governorate (the setting of the Jonah and the Whale biblical story!) in Iraq. The project is an EU contribution to the UN’s Recovery and Resilience Programme (RRP) in Iraq.

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Iraq’s Newly Protected Marshes a Huge Conservation Turnaround

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We first learned about Nature Iraq’s conservation in a combat zone in 2010. Nature Iraq has worked diligently to save this magical place. “Nature Iraq has had a huge tax on me personally and professionally, regardless of the recognition that it has gotten over the years.

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Nature Iraq Promotes World Migratory Bird Day

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Iraq is rife with environmental woes, as Arwa points out in her survey. And some of the most endangered animals are migratory birds: the Basra Reed Warbler (found in the southern Marshlands) and the Egyptian Vulture (found in the Kurdistan-Iraq Mountains) are especially at risk.

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Iraq and Libya For Eco-Seeking Bravehearts

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But if you are looking for really unusual travel destinations in today’s politically changing Middle East, consider places like Iraq or Libya, where archeological sites intermingle with unfinished ecological projects started by the country’s former strong man, Muamar Gadaffi.

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Iraq’s leaning Hadba Tower is dangerously close to collapse

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A beloved old minaret in a Mosul mosque that leans 8 feet off its perpendicular axis may soon topple; an unusual casualty of ongoing unrest in one of Iraq’ s most dangerous cities. According to Iraq’s UNESCO office, the minaret has been bowing since the 14th century.

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Nature Iraq Acts as “Waterkeeper” for Ailing Upper Tigris River

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The Upper Tigris River in Iraq could get a new lease on life as an Iraqi conservation group receives support to study its numerous environmental threats. This is a tremendous boon for nature conservation in Iraq in particular and for the Middle East in general.

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From the Euphrates to the Tigris, water matters conference in Iraq

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The idea of the Forum was launched during a joint meeting of Save the Tigris Campaign in the city of Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region if Iraq, in April 2017. Are you based in Iraq, Turkey, Syria or Iran?

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A Profile of Iraq's Environmental Woes

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Well, if you’re anything like me surprisingly little considering its pivotal place in the Middle East I think this post was born at the moment I realised I knew so little about Iraq and it environmental concerns.

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Jonah’s tomb in Iraq blown up by ISIS

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Jonah is my favorite biblical story, I was saddened to learn that ISIS, with complete disregard to human heritage have blown up Jonah’s tomb in Iraq.

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Tigris River Flotilla Puts Iraq Back in the News

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They’ll cruise along a 1200 kilometer stretch of legendary waterway , traveling from southeastern Turkey to southern Iraq on a journey that will span weeks.

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Humans of Iraq – by Brandon Stanton and the UN

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” (Dohuk, Iraq). ” (Dohuk, Iraq). Because she plays with all the children in the street. (Erbil, Iraq). One follower of his Iraq content posted, “Your pictures give me a whole new view of Iraq and its people; unlike what the media usually portrays.

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Climate change means unexpected rain increase for Iran and Iraq?

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This is land encompassing parts of Turkey, Syria, northern Iraq, and north-eastern Iran and the strategically important headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

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A Prince Leads Liquid Peace Initiative for Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey

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The countries are Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. Others from Iraq and Syria will represent in due course. Business & Politics Iraq Jordan Lebanon Syria TurkeyGreen Prophet’s Karin meeting Jordan’s prince in 2010 in Switzerland.

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Op Ed: Why Zaha Hadid Should Green the Central Bank of Iraq Headquarters

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It’s official: Zaha Hadid is going to design the new Central Bank of Iraq’s Headquarters; Tafline argues that it should be green. Iraq needs lean green development. I feel very privileged to be working in Iraq on a design of such national importance.”.

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Get Into Green Music and Art in Iraq Before Earth Day

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Two non-profits, Nature Iraq and Development Now are holding the first Green Music and Arts Festival in Iraq tomorrow to honor Earth Day the day after. The event will publicize Nature Iraq’s Iraq Upper Tigris Waterkeeper Program and. is a city in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq.

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Why Terrorism Repeats Itself: Understanding Iraq.

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“Take Off Your Body Condom and Impregnate the World With Love.”. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good

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Mushroom Farmers Start to Sprout Up in Iraq

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While they might not completely satisfy the Middle East vegetarian , Iraq’s Kurds have found a lucrative new way to cash in on year-round crops, which require no chemicals or pesticides: they have turned to mushroom farming, reports the local paper rudaw.

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Iraq’s first coral reef in cold, polluted water shocks scientists

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Scientists exploring a cold, polluted, and murky river mouth in southeastern Iraq were shocked to discover what is thought to be the country’s first coral reef.

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Blaming Iraq for Sandstorms that Cripple Iran

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According to the AFP , the Iranian media is blaming countries west of the Islamic republic, namely Iraq which is now suffering from deforestation and desertification due to a series of dams Iran has constructed. Sandstorms, like any kind of air pollution, know no borders.

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Mining Silt, Sewage and Transformer Waste Streaming Into Iraq Rivers

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The Tanjero River that flows southwest of the city of Sulaimani in Iraq, is remembered by many to be a sizeable and beautiful river. Ultimately, Sulaimani and the cities and towns of Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan must face up to the challenge of cleaning up their rivers and streams.

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Iraq-born Zaha Hadid’s new towers on former radiation zone in Australia

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Just about every week UK-based and Iraq-born architect Zaha Hadid unveils new plans for eloquent but often outrageous skyscrapers and building projects around the world.

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World’s Largest Solar Clock Gives Full Measure To Iraq

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The world’s largest solar-powered clock in Iraq will tell time sustainably! As part of the war-torn country’s restoration plan, Baghdad University in Iraq commissioned the world’s largest solar powered clock.

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Iraq Puts Hope in Wind, Solar Power to Buttress Energy Sector

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In Iraq , large multinational corporations are working with the country’s ministry of electricity to see clean and renewable resources become a reality in the post-war environment, where investment is expected to skyrocket. And it comes at an extremely stressful moment for Iraq.

Student Proposes Iraq Embassy Design for Oslo a la Zaha but Greener

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Daring, futuristic, and swooping , the design appears to be influenced by Iraq’s most famous architect’s style, except the Oslo School of Architecture and Design student’s work is so much greener.

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Oil and Politics in Iraq


By some estimates, Iraq could hold some of the largest oil reserves in the world and an international auction for oil and natural gas blocks is planned for May. A delegation from the International Energy Agency spent two days in Baghdad speaking with high-ranking officials in preparation for an end-of-year report on the country's oil sector.

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Restoring Iraq's 'Garden of Eden'- The Mesopotamian Marshlands

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Located in south Iraq, the marshlands stretched to over 6,000 square miles and are believed by many to be the location of the Garden of Eden. Azzam Alwash, decided to change this and set up Nature Iraq to help re-flood and so restore the marshlands.

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Environmentalist Torn Between Red and Green on Valentine’s Day in Iraq

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Having access to this suggestive merchandise is a new thing in Iraq, which is a conservative country, and Nina associates it with a new found openness and happiness even as bombs continue to fall in certain neighborhoods.

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“The Garden of Eden Had Been Turned Into The Ashes of Hell”- Azzam Alwash On The Destruction Of The Marshlands of Iraq

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In this two-part feature, Azzam Alwash tells us how he achieved the impossible and helped restore the Marshlands of south Iraq after its destruction under the Saddam regime. After a 25-year absence, Alwash decided to travel to Iraq in the summer of 2003 to visit the marshes.

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Yezidis get winter aid from Israelis

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In times of trouble, Israelis too are reaching out to the Yazidis – Christians from Iraq who have been displaced and slaughtered for their religious beliefs. Lifestyle Iraq refugees

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When I Almost Shot a Man.

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Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) close call Iraq matter of life and death perfectly human characteristics warI realized that common traits between human beings outshine differences.

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This Spoken Word Poetry will Give you Chills. {Video}

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Enlightened Society Right Livelihood WAYLON: Today Only Afghanistan greed how to help Iraq leaders refugees spoken word poetry Syria united states warI honestly had no idea how to answer the question, "What would you do if you were me?" I found myself humbled in the most beautiful way.

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Why War with Iran Would Go Global.

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If Americans wish to invade Iran, they should be prepared to fight a much larger, more unified, and wealthier population than that of Iraq in 2003. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today iran Iraq war nuclear proliferation warIran’s per capita.

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 1

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Iraq has declared its first national park in the southern marshlands that many call the cradle of civilization. It’s a new day and a new month, so let’s start it off right with some green news. Want to get closer to nature? Try following a toddler, for whom “…the dried worm as tragic as a starving polar bear; the walnut shell as mysterious as the queen conch.” ” ( Grist ).

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The Real Motives Behind Police Militarization in the U.S.

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gifts surplus military equipment recently used on the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan to county sheriffs and local police departments. Through our research at the Truth in Media Project, in this video we outline “The 1033 Program,” a.k.a.

This is What Happens When Our Government Acts on a Lie.

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I knew Bush was lying to us about the reasons we should invade Iraq. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only Bush global conflict Iraq islamic state terrorism war

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The Marsh Arabs Who Restored A Global Ecosystem

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Azzam Alwash (left), director of the environmental organisation Nature Iraq, talks with a Marsh Arab who lives in the Mesopotamian Marshlands of Iraq. Images via Nature Iraq. Restoring Iraq’s ‘Garden of Eden’- The Mesopotamian Marshlands.

Drone Wars Exposed: Secret Documents Reveal the Stark Reality of Drone Warfare.

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Ten Years Later.

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Bush Iraq Jeb Bush Molly Colgan politics Richard Cheney september 11 The war in Iraq Tom Degan war “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know.

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Humans of Humanity: Humans of New York Photographer Goes on World Tour. {Photos}

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Letter From a Veteran: I Didn’t “Serve” Our Country, So Please Stop Thanking Me.

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only conscription Iraq war military service patriotism politics USA veteran's day warYes, I enlisted and “served” in the US Navy but it was entirely self-serving.

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Animal Agriculture, Climate Change & Syria: How Factory Farming has Caused the Greatest Humanitarian Crisis of our Time.

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NASA Watches Underground Fresh Water Sea Vanish from the Middle East (VIDEO)

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Where has Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq’s underground freshwater sea gone? Well, it turns out that Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq already have access to such an enormous fresh water supply. Business & Politics Water Iran Iraq NASA Syria Turkey water water crisis

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Mesopotamian Marshlands: Design Duo Present Plan to Restore a Crusty Wasteland

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Recently named Iraq’s first national park, the Mesopotamian Marshlands in the south once comprised 8,800 square kilometers of permanent wetlands, and 20,000 square kilometers of marshlands when surrounding land became seasonally inundated.

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