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The Mesopotamian Marshes Are Disappearing, Again | WIRED

The World Heritage site in southern Iraq survived Saddam Hussein’s campaign to drain the wetlands. Now they’re drying up, and biodiversity is collapsing. — Read on http://www.wired.com/story/the-mesopotamian-marshes-are-disappearing-again/ “But ever since Iran, in 2009, completed construction of a 56-kilometer-long weir(!) along … Continue reading

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Tibetan threat to vital water – 3rd Pole

Update that permafrost and wetland Tibetan source of Yangtze, and other major rivers, supplying water to 1.4 Billion people, is subject to desertification, stripped to sand and rock, less retention of water, downstream, out of control flood and drought. >more> ClimateNewsNetwork

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Peak soil: industrial civilisation is on the verge of eating itself

New research on land, oil, bees and climate change points to imminent global food crisis without urgent action >read more> The Guardian

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