Category: environment

In Iraq’s marshlands, researchers are racing to document a disappearing dialect | Equal Times

UNESCO estimates that half of all languages spoken today will disappear by the end of this century if nothing is

When planting trees does more harm than good | DW

Creating new forests has been heralded as an effective way of tackling the climate crisis. Yet when it comes to

Immobility: The neglected flipside of the climate displacement crisis | The New Humanitarian

‘Climate mobility and immobility are not separate things; they are two sides of the same coin.’ FERREIROLA, Spain As climate

Water Wars | Weapons of Reason

In the future, water may become an increasingly scarce resource and a source of violent conflict. But history teaches us

Iraq’s maritime heritage finds a haven in the classroom | Al-Fanar Media

With ancient boatbuilding crafts nearly extinct, scholars and researchers aim to bring knowledge of Iraq’s maritime heritage to a new

Iran feels the pernicious effects of U.S. sanctions on biodiversity conservation | Equal Times

US sanctions are hampering conservation interventions necessary to protect critically endangered species from going extinct Situated at the confluence of

Kurdistan Rawanduz River Kira Walker

Dam building projects could fuel water stress in Middle East | DW

While scientists warn of their negative impact on biodiversity, the autonomous Kurdistan Region is building multiple dams to respond to

Safaa Kumari: Nurturing seeds of hope | Nature Middle East

The BBC has recognized the work of a Syrian plant virologist, whose research is saving the fava bean from a

On the frontline of war, Yemeni women are building peace | Equal Times

The lived experience of those most affected by war, and those working hardest to end it, has led to a