Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

 

There are 114 items related to Weapons, Waste, and Pollution. Items are listed by date added.

 

Conflict Pollution and the Toxic Remnants of War: A Global Problem That Receives Too Little Attention

Conflict Pollution and the Toxic Remnants of War: A Global Problem That Receives Too Little Attention

Source: UN Environment, 2017

Author(s): Doug Weir

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 02/05/2017

 

Severe pollution incidents have provided some of the most visually arresting images of recent armed conflicts. Oil fires and spills, bomb – damaged and looted industrial facilities, abandoned military material and munitions, rubble and demolition waste – all are associated with contemporary conflicts, and all can threaten ecosystems and human...

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Framework for Management of Post-Conflict Waste in Libya

Framework for Management of Post-Conflict Waste in Libya

Source: European Scientific Journal, 2017

Author(s): Ashraf Ali and Chukwunonye Ezeah

Countries: Libya

Topics: Assessment, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 24/03/2017

 

An important aspect of the Libyan conflict since the 2011 Arab Spring is the generation and management of huge volumes of construction and demolition (C&D) type waste, arising from conflict-related damage to the built environment. Estimates put the amount of Post-Conflict Waste (PCW) at about 82 million tonnes, much of...

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Cows and Guns: Cattle-Related Conflict and Armed Violence in Fizi and Itombwe, Eastern DRC

Cows and Guns: Cattle-Related Conflict and Armed Violence in Fizi and Itombwe, Eastern DRC

Source: Journal of Modern African Studies, 2005

Author(s): Judith Verweijen and Justine Brabant

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Land, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 09/03/2017

 

This paper analyses the role of cattle in the entwined dynamics of conflict and violence in the Fizi and Itombwe region of South Kivu province, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. On the one hand, agropastoral conflict intensifies armed mobilisation, allowing armed groups to draw upon particular conflict...

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War and the Environment: Military Destruction in the Modern Age

War and the Environment: Military Destruction in the Modern Age

Source: Texas A&M University Press, 2009

Author(s): Charles E. Closmann

Topics: Land, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 01/03/2017

 

In recent times, the devastation occurring in places like Darfur has focused the world’s attention on the intertwined relationship of military conflict and the environment—and the attendant human suffering.   In War and the Environment, eleven scholars explore, among other topics, the environmental ravages of trench warfare in World War I, the exploitation...

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Towards a Living Jordan River: An Environmental Flows Report on the Rehabilitation of the Lower Jordan River

Towards a Living Jordan River: An Environmental Flows Report on the Rehabilitation of the Lower Jordan River

Source: Friends of the Earth Middle East, 2010

Author(s): Sarig Gafny, Samer Talozi, Banan Al Sheikh, and Elizabeth Ya'ari

Countries: Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 23/02/2017

 

The Jordan River Rehabilitation Project’s Environmental Flow study is the first of a two part study undertaken by EcoPeace/ Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) to strengthen the knowledge base and enable political decision makers in Israel, Jordan and Palestine to act to rehabilitate the Lower Jordan River (LJR)....

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Cows and Guns: Cattle-Related Conflict and Armed Violence in Fizi and Itombwe, Eastern DR Congo

Cows and Guns: Cattle-Related Conflict and Armed Violence in Fizi and Itombwe, Eastern DR Congo

Source: Journal of Modern African Studies, 2017

Author(s): Judith Verweijen and Justine Brabant

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 15/02/2017

 

This paper analyses the role of cattle in the entwined dynamics of conflict and violence in the Fizi and Itombwe region of South Kivu province, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. On the one hand, agropastoral conflict intensifies armed mobilisation, allowing armed groups to draw upon particular conflict...

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The Impact of Illicit Arms on Security: Case Study of Cattle Rustling in Northern Kenya

The Impact of Illicit Arms on Security: Case Study of Cattle Rustling in Northern Kenya

Source: University of Nairobi, 2016

Author(s): Ndambuki Muthike

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Conflict Causes, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 01/02/2017

 

One of the major challenges facing countries that are vulnerable to conflict is the existence of illicit small arms. This is because the illicit small arms open up opportunities for non-state actors to initiate and engage in continuous armed violence. Additionally, the ease of accessibility to small arms by individuals...

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The 2016 - Al-Mishraq Sulphur Plant Fire: Source and Risk Area Estimation

The 2016 - Al-Mishraq Sulphur Plant Fire: Source and Risk Area Estimation

Year: 2017

Author(s): Oscar Björnham, Håkan Grahn, Pontus von Schoenberg, Annica Waleij, Birgitta Liljedahl, and Niklas Brännström

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 08/01/2017

 

On October 20th 2016, Daesh (Islamic State) set fire to the sulphur production site Al-Mishraq as the battle of Mosul became more intense. A huge plume of toxic sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide caused comprising casualties. The intensity of the SO2 release was reaching levels of minor volcanic eruptions which...

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Prospects and Issues in Systemizing Ecological Defense Planning: Case Study of Korea

Prospects and Issues in Systemizing Ecological Defense Planning: Case Study of Korea

Source: Pacific Focus: Inha Journal of International Studies, 2016

Author(s): Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi

Countries: South Korea

Topics: Governance, Programming, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 08/01/2017

 

This paper purports to outline the prospects and issues in systemizing ecological defense planning and to assess the progress in the ROK. While the defense sectors in the United States and a number of European states have taken steps toward systemizing ecological measures in recent years, progress in the ROK...

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War and Wildlife: Linking Armed Conflict to Conservation

War and Wildlife: Linking Armed Conflict to Conservation

Source: Ecological Society of America, 2016

Author(s): Kaitlyn M. Gaynor, Kathryn J. Fiorella, Gillian H. Gregory, David J. Kurz, Katherine L. Seto, Lauren S. Withey, and Justin S. Brashares

Countries: Afghanistan, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 28/12/2016

 

Armed conflict throughout the world's biodiversity hotspots poses a critical threat to conservation efforts. To date, research and policy have focused more on the ultimate outcomes of conflict for wildlife rather than on the ecological, social, and economic processes that create those outcomes. Yet the militarization that accompanies armed conflict,...

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