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  Marshland Arabs of Iraq: Events: U.S. Institute of Peace
However, while the marshlands have long been viewed as a problem area, Clark pointed out that it was not until after the Marsh Arabs participated in a rebellion against Saddam Hussein immediately after the Persian Gulf War that redeveloping the marshlands began in earnest.
Building upon Clark's history of the marshlands and the Ma'dan, Brasington presented an overview of the geography and ecology of the marshlands.
The destruction of the marshlands also has produced a significant humanitarian problem as there are currently more than 100,000 Ma'dan refugees who have fled to Iran and an estimated 500,000 Marsh Arabs refugees scattered around the globe overall.
www.usip.org /events/2002/1212_es.html   (1093 words)

  
 Japan scrubs Iraq marshland donor meeting - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
A donors conference to coordinate the revival of southern Iraq's once-lush marshlands has been canceled because of the ongoing stalemate in Baghdad over the country's constitution.
The delay follows a UNEP announcement Wednesday that the marshlands have made a rapid recovery since being nearly decimated under the regime of Saddam Hussein.
Among the challenges facing marshland restoration is balancing environmental factors with the economic needs of the people who live there, including demand for roads and electricity, Bisset said.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/08/25/un_scrubs_iraq_marshland_donor_summit   (487 words)

  
 WWF - Marshland restoration in Spain’s Doñana National Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Marshlands are an important part of the Doñana National Park ecosystem.
It is notable for the great diversity of ecosystems, including lagoons and marshlands, as well as fixed and mobile dunes, and scrub woodlands.
It is home to five threatened bird species, such as the imperial eagle and the marbled teal, and is the wintering site for more than 500,000 waterfowl and stopover point for six million migratory birds each year.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/where_we_work/europe/news/news.cfm?uNewsID=21612   (300 words)

  
 Project examines possible recovery of Iraq marshland - 04/29/03
Restoration of the marshlands and the culture it nurtured will involve a daunting mix of scientific and political hurdles.
The marshlands of Mesopotamia, at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, have long been revered for their unusual wetland ecology and for the 5,000-year-old culture of the Madan, or "Marsh Arabs."
The marshlands may have been the inspiration for the biblical Garden of Eden, and the Madan are thought to descend from the Sumerians, who established humankind's first civilization.
www.detnews.com /2003/nation/0304/29/a04-150405.htm   (921 words)

  
 Energy Citations Database (ECD) - Energy and Energy-Related Bibliographic Citations
Parameters needed for the predictive model were gathered based on the physical configuration of the landfill and marshland as well as associated laboratory-derived data on the attenuation capacity of the marshland soil matrix.
The model was adapted to the hydrologic characteristics of the marshland, emphasizing groundwater flow, dilution and the adsorption capacity of the organic soil.
The surface water flow in the marshland was assumed to be at the marshland surface, i.e., only the groundwater flow in the organic soil layer was considered in this investigation.
www.osti.gov /energycitations/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=544134   (327 words)

  
 Carolina Morning News on the Web | Local News - Marshland Road parcel bought for park site 11/18/9
The future parkland sits on the north side of Marshland Road roughly halfway between the street's intersections with Mathews Drive and Leg O' Mutton Road, a couple blocks west of the NAPA Auto Parts store.
The town is trying to offset the impact that the widening of Marshland Road had on this area," Town Manager Steve Riley said.
The Marshland Road area's zoning for low-to-moderate density housing would have allowed building of 10 multifamily homes on the parcel.
www.lowcountrynow.com /stories/111899/LOClandbuy.shtml   (320 words)

  
 XENA'S VERY HADES ADVENTURE
MARSHLAND: Because we're the Bradys, I mean the Hades, and we're rich, even though we pretend that we aren't, and we have all the ostentatious consumer crap-ola that the majority of America loves to salivate over.
He sticks his tongue out at Marshland, and she cocks her arm back to smack him, but is stopped by Xena's chakram which ricocheted around the very Hades home in 2.5 seconds, caused no damage, and brought Marshland's arm down to a more sisterly position.
Marshland squints her eyes and tries to give Xena a dirty look, but she can't because Xena is the model of perfected loveliness in her leather mini and cast-iron outer-wear bra thingy.
www.afn.org /~afn42733/bradys.html   (5584 words)

  
 Marsh Arabs
Description The idea of draining the marshlands of southern Iraq is not a new concept, and certainly not the first time the Tigris-Euphrates river system has been harnessed for man's use.
As a result, the environmental effects are thought to be "irreversible with disastrous ecological, social and human consequences for the region." The sparse water remaining has contributed to the salinization of the land.
The one piece of legislation applying to the marshlands situation is U.N. Resolution 688, passed April 6, 1991.
www.american.edu /ted/MARSH.HTM   (2288 words)

  
 Marshland: Records of Life on the Tantramar
The nineteenth century agricultural landscape continued to be based on marshland but substantial improvements in drainage techniques and rising demand for marsh hay fostered expansion in this sector.
Because the marshland slopes northwards away from the coastal margin (a product of centuries of tidal sediment deposition), the northernmost portion of the marsh towards Midgic and Jolicure is poorly-drained.
Cutting through about 3 metres of peat moss, this canal progressively drained the marshland, expanding the available productive marshland, while nutrient-rich mud carried up the Tantramar River on the incoming tide was deposited in the smaller drainage ditches feeding the main canal.
www.mta.ca /marshland/topic6_agriculture/reclaimed.htm   (375 words)

  
 Telegraph | News | Wind farm on marshland approved despite environmental protests
The largest wind farm in lowland England was approved by the Government yesterday in the teeth of opposition from local authorities, environmentalists and the Conservatives.
Npower Renewables has been given permission by the DTI to build 26 turbines on Romney Marsh, near the Kent-Sussex border, close to several nature reserves and in marshland regarded as one of the few remaining areas of wilderness in the South-East.
The 360ft-tall turbines will provide power for 32,000 homes but have been described as "desecration" and the wanton destruction of a unique landscape, as well as posing a threat to rare birds.
news.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/10/19/nwind19.xml   (345 words)

  
 Agricultural Marshland Conservation Act
11 (1) The owners of marshland in any marshland section may petition the Commission requesting that they be incorporated as a marsh body for that marshland section.
12 (1) Every person who is an owner of marshland in a marshland section is a voting member of the marsh body incorporated for the marshland.
(ii) the owners of not less than two thirds of the marshland proposed to be added or excluded favour the variation.
www.gov.ns.ca /legislature/legc/statutes/agricmar.htm   (5147 words)

  
 Baker Sanctuary, Meadow and Marshland Trail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The Meadow and Marshland Trail, accessible from 15 Mile Road between
The Meadow and Marshland Trail is a mowed trail of easy to moderate difficulty.
It twists and turns for 2 miles across rich rolling Michigan meadows and marshland edges while taking advantage of the ample shade provided by many trees along the trail.
www.michiganaudubon.org /bakersanctuary/mm_trail.html   (382 words)

  
 Carolina Morning News on the Web | Local News - Town Council acquires six Marshland Road parcels 04/04/01
The Patterson estate and family members will sell six tracts in the Marshland Road and Broad Creek area to the town of Hilton Head Island for $985,000, Town Manager Steve Riley said Tuesday.
The tracts include a 2.2-acre Marshland Road parcel used by Collins Construction Co. Riley said the town would give the tenant a "reasonable time to vacate" before the town clears the site to eliminate "a major visual eyesore." The town will eventually resell the parcel.
The remaining three parcels total 4.83 acres and are located between Marshland Road and the Old Woodlands subdivision.
www.lowcountrynow.com /stories/040401/LOCelandbuy.shtml   (346 words)

  
 Duck appreciation season comes to marshland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
On Jan. 28--a splendid, sunny day--hundreds of bird enthusiasts gathered near the bridge to appreciate the beauty of the ducks and their marshland habitat.
The major purpose of the 20-hectare park will be to nurture an environment conducive to increasing the marshland's population of migratory ducks and other waterfowl.
The local wild bird society noted that ducks which migrate to the Hua Chiang marshland have a tendency to fly upriver to the Yung Fu Bridge.
www.taipei.org /current/wildlif6.htm   (497 words)

  
 Regulations - Agricultural Marshland Conservation - Permit for Variance
An application for a permit for variance shall be in a form specified by the Marshland Administrator and shall be submitted to the Marshland Administrator together with
where there is a marsh body incorporated for the marshland section in which the proposed development is to occur, a letter from the marsh body executive committee indicating that the proposed development is permitted under the rules of the marsh body; and
Despite clause (1)(a), a lot that is greater than 0.5 ha in area may be considered for a permit for variance, in the discretion of the Marshland Administrator.
www.gov.ns.ca /just/regulations/regs/amcptvar.htm   (510 words)

  
 The Hindu : Tamil Nadu News : Dead birds seized in Pallikaranai marshland
Wildlife officials seized 45 dead birds, including cattle egrets, little egrets and pond herons, from a gypsy (narikorava) in the Pallikaranai marshland, south of Chennai, on Sunday.
The arrest was made following complaints from local residents that wild birds were being poached in the marshland.
According to K.S. Sathyamoorthy, Headquarters Wildlife Range Officer, the narikoravas had located a spot in the marshland, well away from the main road to trap the birds.
www.hinduonnet.com /2004/12/20/stories/2004122008630100.htm   (275 words)

  
 Drainage water mills marshland relics of the Norfolk Broads East Anglia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Drainage water mills marshland relics of the Norfolk Broads East Anglia.
In the slate greys and muddy greens of a marshland winter between the lower reaches of the rivers Bure and Yare, their stumpy and now usually sail-less remains punctuate the flatness in a way which throws into the stark relief the world of the marshmen who attended them.
Some marshmen lived in their mills and a solitary existence that would have been, perhaps a mile - and often a difficult mile - from the nearest neighbour and more from the village, at a time when Broadland's roads were hardly worth the name,.
www.norfolkbroads.com /interest/mills.html   (1625 words)

  
 Phyckett’s Adventures » Pashhow Marshland Sketches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Also it was a very gloomy place, but I guess that is to be expected of a marshland.
I was quite relieved when we got to the drier parts of the marshland that led too the Rolanberry fields.
Here are some sketches from running through Pashhow Marshlands.
stormbringer.sysconn.com /~cynast/phyckett/blog/?page_id=24   (318 words)

  
 The Quechee Inn, Rates - Quechee Vermont   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Because Marshland Farm is well known for its critically acclaimed dining experience, reservations are highly recommended.
Refunds, less the $15 service charge, will be given within fourteen days of arrival only if the room is re-rented for all of the canceled dates.
The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm is a non-smoking facility.
www.quecheeinn.com /rates.html   (291 words)

  
 CHAPTER M-5 - Marshland Reclamation Act
"marshland" means land lying upon the sea coast or upon the bank of a tidal river and being below the level of the highest tide;
"marshland tract" or "tract" means an area of marshland that may effectively be dealt with as a unit in the construction and maintenance of works, and the boundaries of which are the shore and upland only;
10 The Lieutenant-Governor in Council may appoint a Marshland Engineer, who may act as secretary of the Commission, and who shall perform such duties as may be prescribed by the regulations or directed by the Minister.
www.gnb.ca /acts/acts/m-05.htm   (2016 words)

  
 Planet Ark : FEATURE - Storks Prosper in Old Croat Marshland Village
A large number of rural areas in the former Yugoslav republic have seen a decline in population during 50 years of communist rule as farmers sought an easier life in towns or went to work abroad, attracted by hard currency wages.
Cigoc lies on the marshlands between the Lonja and the Sava rivers.
Mosquitoes are unbearable in the summer, but spring is filled with lush vegetation and the endless chirping of birds.
www.planetark.com /dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/30419/story.htm   (883 words)

  
 From Christmas Trees to Marshland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Users are cautioned that information reported at the time of original publication may have become outdated.
The June-July 1993 issue of Coastlines reported on a project in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, where 130,000 donated Christmas trees were being used to construct marshland in abandoned water canals.
According to Marnie Winter, Director of the Jefferson Parish Environmental and Development Control Department, all signs indicate that the goals of the project will be met and even exceeded.
www.epa.gov /docs/nep/coastlines/winter95/fromchri.html   (440 words)

  
 The Marshland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
He then climbs down the stack, holding onto a hay pole and jumps to the ground, careful not to disturb the hay.
The ends of the rope are tied into knots and are shoved into the sides of the stack to keep the northeast winds from destroying the haystack which remain there until the snows and the ice of winter have settled on the marshlands.
The hay is then pitched onto a hayloader or sled and hauled to a wide creek or river, where it is loaded onto a gundalow, floated at high tide to the landing, pitched onto a hay wagon and hauled to the farm.
www.hampton.lib.nh.us /hampton/history/geography/fogg/themarshland01.htm   (877 words)

  
 The Marshlands Arms
Friendly smiles, a relaxed, inviting ambience, a good pint and tasty home cooking are among the chief assets of the Marshland Arms, which stands in the village of Marshland St James at the northern end of the Fens.
When closure threatened some ten years ago, this 200-year-old inn was rescued by Steve Woolner, who runs a local haulage company, and since taking over he and his family have invested great effort and expense in bringing the place back to its best.
Food is served in the bar (separate bar meals) or in the 30-cover non-smoking restaurant, which is closed on Monday evening in addition to the pub closures of Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes.
www.travelpublishing.co.uk /HiddenInnsEastAnglia/Norfolk/HEA27550.htm   (264 words)

  
 Pictures of Marshland Fen, Downham Market, Norfolk, England. Marshland Fen hotels, accommodation, Photographs, history, ...
A small market town in the middle of a famous bulb growing region, there is a cluster of small streets and a central main street where the dominant feature is the church of All Saints.
(17.3 miles, 27.8 km, direction S) The early life of Ely began with a monastry and town situated on an island in the midst of a vast expanse of marshland in the middle of the Fens.
Set in the heart of the famously beautiful fenlands of Lincolnshire is the pleasant town of Moulton.
www.picturesofengland.com /England/Norfolk/Downham_Market/Marshland_Fen   (449 words)

  
 Calculated Risk: A Recovery Built on a Marshland of Debt?
These are the components that contribute to the "recovery built on a marshland of debt".
But the level of debt (both consumer and government), the real estate "boom" that seems based on leverage and loose credit (see Volcker's recent comments), and the poor employment situation (especially the low level of participation) indicate an unhealthy economy.
I believe this recovery is being built on a marshland of debt and the bond market is reflecting this weakness."
calculatedrisk.blogspot.com /2005/02/recovery-built-on-marshland-of-debt.html   (758 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Mexico -- Mexico designates 34 new areas as protected marshland
If you are one of those people, we'd like to follow you on your travels as you survey all the deals out there.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Mexico's Environmental Department on Monday designated 34 areas as protected marshland, ensuring they will fall under the protection of the international Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
The move means 51 areas in 17 states are now protected by the Ramsar Convention, making Mexico the nation with the third-highest number of convention-protected areas worldwide.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/mexico/20040202-1452-mexico-environment.html   (338 words)

  
 Marshland: Records of Life on the Tantramar
Those looking for information on the aforementioned fascinating subjects will need to visit other archives, such as the Centre d’études acadiennes at l’Université de Moncton, the New Brunswick Museum Archives, the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, the University of New Brunswick, Special Collections and Archives.
Marshland focuses on the human exploitation of the Tantramar area which produced agricultural patterns that reflected the opportunities and challenges of a northern coastal salt marsh environment.
In this sense both community institutions and individuals had to develop specialized land management approaches different from people in other locations.
www.mta.ca /marshland   (444 words)

  
 (GCK2EC) Marshland Wildlife by websgreatest
Virtual Cache is located along the Marshland Wildlife Drive in the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.
Virtual cache is located along the Marshland Wildlife Drive and can be accessed by car, bike, or foot which ever you choose (close to 2.5 miles one way!!).
The day we went to get the coordinates we rode a bike and it is a nice ride out to the spot and you see so much more than you would in a car.
www.geocaching.com /seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=157277   (379 words)

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