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World Heritage Status Sought for Restored Marshlands of Iraq

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

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…