Backstory: Protecting the Tigris River in Iraq

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Tigris River is one of the most important bodies of water in the Middle East, but years of extensive toxic dumping and gravel mining have severely compromised its ecosystem. We’ll speak with Humbolt Baykeeper Executive Director Pete Nichols and Nature Iraq founder Dr. Azzam Alwash about efforts to clean up the river and the newly founded group, Upper Tigris Waterkeeper.


Dr. Azzam Alwash and Pete Nichols

Comments [2]

Bernardo Rincón from Bogotá, Colombia

Eduard, I, like you do, try to listen to this wonderful show, but I think you don't have a point there. Have you thought that there is no relationship between African countries and Tigris and Euphrates rivers?

Even when your point was not about that, maybe the Syrian government is an actual dictatorship.

Apr. 23 2011 06:58 PM
Edward from New York

I try to listen to the Leonard Lopate show as often as I can. Today, while Mr. Lopate was talking about the Tigris with his guest, he asked about Syria's role pertaining to the subject and labeled the Syrian regime as a dictatorship. The problem is that on many occasions when the topic was about Egypt, not once did I hear Mr. Lopate label the Egyptian regime as a dictatorship. It doesn't take an informed listener too much thinking to figure out why. After all, this is his show, and he chooses what to say and how fair he wants to be.

Apr. 21 2011 09:12 PM

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