Iraq's marshes, once drained by Saddam, named world heritage site

A wetland in southeast Iraq, thought to be the biblical Garden of Eden and almost completely drained during Saddam Hussein`s rule, has become a UNESCO world heritage site, Iraqi authorities said on Sunday.

Jul 18, 2016, 00:41 AM IST

Anger mounts as oil blackens Louisiana marshes, beaches

Anger mounted as heavy oil blackened Louisiana`s marshes and beaches.

May 23, 2010, 21:25 PM IST

Louisiana marshes hit by Gulf oil slick

Crude oozed into US wetlands, prompting furious Louisiana officials to accuse BP of destroying fragile marshes beyond repair and leaving coastal fishing communities in ruin.

May 21, 2010, 12:34 PM IST