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World Heritage Status Sought for Restored Marshlands of Iraq

Article: World Heritage Status Sought for Restored Marshlands of Iraq

KYOTO, Japan, September 5, 2008 (ENS) – The United Nations is moving to list the Marshlands of Mesopotamia in Iraq as a World Heritage site. At the same time, the government of Iraq is moving to designate this wetland area as a national park. Believed to be the location of the Biblical Garden of Eden,…

Visiting Kyoto, UN Chief Urges New Climate Deal by 2009

Article: Visiting Kyoto, UN Chief Urges New Climate Deal by 2009

KYOTO, Japan, June 30, 2008 (ENS) – The world must galvanize its will and reach a new agreement on measures to fight climate change by the end of 2009, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday in the Japanese city where the Kyoto Protocol was finalized. The secretary-general arrived in Japan on Saturday, kicking off a…