Sowing a secure future beyond seed banks | Nature Middle East

Gene banks play a vital role in safeguarding critical plant biodiversity, but boosting regional food security ultimately requires improving farmers’

A market in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

As concerns over the UN Food Systems Summit mount, civil society’s hunger for change deepens | Equal Times

It is widely agreed our food systems are failing many and that radical change is needed. There is less agreement

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

As climate displacement increases, migration myths fuel fears | Equal Times

As climate-induced displacement and migration increases, so too is anxiety and misinformation about it Wave by wave, Saint-Louis is slowly but

A Syrian shepherd with animals grazing in pasture in springtime in Syria

Environmental ruin could make postwar Syria unlivable | World Politics Review

An overlooked casualty of the Syrian civil war: Its environment After nearly a decade of conflict, the extensive damage inflicted

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

A worsening water crisis is threatening Iraq’s future | World Politics Review

Instability will continue in Iraq so long as its long-neglected water crisis is not addressed The many ongoing challenges in

Can militant groups be environmentalists? | World Politics Review

The case for engaging with militant groups to protect the environment Competition over scarce natural resources is often a key

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