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Report Sees Hope for Ressurecting Iraq's Marshes

Efforts to restore Iraqi marshlands destroyed by Saddam Hussein are off to an uneven but promising start. That's the gist of a report released Saturday on the health of an ecosystem widely thought to be essential to the future of Iraq.

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John Nielsen
John Nielsen covers environmental issues for NPR. His reports air regularly on NPR's award-winning news magazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. He also prepares documentaries for the NPR/National Geographic Radio Expeditions series, which is heard regularly on Morning Edition. Nielsen also occasionally serves as the substitute host for several NPR News programs.