Tag: water shortage

    For war-scarred Iraq, climate crisis the next significant threat

    In southern Iraq, where the two significant streams merge into the Shatt Al-Arab, the reduced flow has caused saltwater intrusion from the Gulf, degrading the waterway that is shaded by lush palm groves on its banks, Arab News reports. As Iraq bakes in the blistering summer heat, its hardscrabble farmers and livestock herders are battling […]