"Why Iraq’s Biblical Paradise is becoming a salty wasteland" PBS NewsHour 12/20/2018
SUMMARY: In addition to recovering and rebuilding after a brutal war with ISIS, Iraq is facing a dire water shortage. Levels in the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers have plummeted, in part because neighboring Turkey built a dam upstream that restricts the flow into Iraq. The remaining water is too salty to sustain life. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports on the crisis and its agricultural impact.