Tag: Pollution

6Nov
Mystery Over Thousands of Dead Carp in Euphrates River

The New Arab, 3 November 2018 Iraqi fish farmers south of Baghdad have been left reeling after finding thousands of dead carp mysteriously floating in their cages or…

30Oct
A New Campaign Protects the Euphrates from Pollution in Anbar

World Cleanup Day, 15 September, saw the launch of a new campaign by volunteers of the Peace Forum in Ramadi. They plan to defend Euphrates River against pollution,…

17Oct
Youth in Babil Address Pollution of the Local Euphrates River Tributary

The Alyahodia River is a large branch of the Euphrates after the city of Al-Hindiya, also known as the Babylon Channel. In the past, its banks housed an…

3Sep
Basra Residents Reeling From Contaminated Drinking Water

Mustafa Saadoun, Al Monitor, August 31 2018 BASRA, Iraq — Human rights advocates and health officials estimate that 17,000 to 18,000 residents of Basra province have been poisoned by…

21Jul
Environmental Threats, Lack of Water, Poor Job Opportunities and Declining Social Benefits Produce Massive Protests in Southern Iraq

Iraqi civil Society Solidarity Initiative 18th July 2018 Iraqis have been demonstrating for days in immense protests across southern Iraq—in Basra, Nasiriyah, Amarah, Kut, Karbala and Najaf—demanding basic…

5Apr
New Report addresses pollution of the Tigris River in Baghdad

A new report has been published by Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign on the impact of Tigris River pollution in Baghdad, which is reaching a peak…

27Sep
Swimming Expedition calls for Protection of Lake Dukan

Dukan Lake in Sulaymaniyah Governorate is one of the most popular picnick spots in the Kurdistan Region. The cost to the environment however is high: picnickers leave behind…

22Feb
Protests in Iranian city where “Everything is covered in brown dust”

TEHRAN — Days of protests over dust storms, power failures and government mismanagement in one of Iran’s most oil-rich cities subsided on Sunday after security forces declared all…

18Dec
Youth activists camp in the Iraqi Marshes

The Save the Tigris Campaign continues to work and campaign for the Iraqi Marshes. This time an activity took place in the heart of the Iraqi Marshlands at…

3Nov
Dam construction in Iraqi Kurdistan: 2 case studies

By our partner Waterkeepers Iraq Surqawshan Dam east of Dukan & Basara Dam in Delezha, Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan, Iraq These two dams are under construction in Sulaymaniyah governorate, Kurdistan,…

1Sep
Save Iraqi Kurdistan’s rivers from deprivation

By Toon Bijnens, Save the Tigris Campaign There is no question about the commodification of natural resources and the damage inflicted upon the environment in Iraqi Kurdistan. The…

15Jul
Mega water projects and the environmental crisis in the Iraqi Marshes: a publication by A Sud

Beyond the rhetoric of “waves” as used by the media in their narrative of migration flows to Europe lies a different and more complex reality, a reality beyond…