Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

 

There are 113 items related to Weapons, Waste, and Pollution. Items are listed by date added.

 

To Walk the Earth in Safety

To Walk the Earth in Safety

Source: United States Department of State, 2016

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 01/12/2016

 

The United States is the world’s single largest financial supporter of efforts to address humanitarian hazards from landmines and unexploded ordnance in post-conflict countries and to reduce the availability of excess, loosely-secured, or otherwise at-risk weapons and munitions. Today’s release of the 15th edition of To Walk the Earth in...

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A Rapid Overview of Environmental and Health Risks Related to Chemical Hazards in the Mosul Humanitarian Response

A Rapid Overview of Environmental and Health Risks Related to Chemical Hazards in the Mosul Humanitarian Response

Source: UNEP and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2016

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Extractive Resources, Humanitarian Assistance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 01/12/2016

 

This report provides a rapid, not fully exhaustive, overview of the chemical hazards related to ongoing military operations that aim to retake the city of Mosul in Iraq from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The report is primarily targeted at humanitarian responders and clusters on the ground...

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Oil Fires in Iraq

Oil Fires in Iraq

Source: NASA Earth Observatory, 2016

Author(s): Joshua Stevens and Pola Lem

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 03/11/2016

 

For the past few months, a smoke plume has shifted with the winds over northern Iraq. In recent years, periodic oil fires have cast a dark pall over this arid landscape. They are one consequence of ongoing war in the region. On August 17, 2016, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8...

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Mine Action Newsletter

Mine Action Newsletter

Source: UN Mine Action Program for Afghanistan, 2016

Author(s): Paul Heslop

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Land, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 03/11/2016

 

In February 2016, a team of headquarters staff led by Mr. Paul Heslop, visited the Afghanistan programme to review operations and strategic planning. At the end of the trip, Mr. Heslop shared some of his views on the Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan.

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Blowback: A Canadian History of Agent Orange and the War at Home

Blowback: A Canadian History of Agent Orange and the War at Home

Source: Fernwood Publishing, 2009

Author(s): Chris Arsenault

Countries: Canada

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 10/10/2016

 

The village of Enniskillen, a sleepy cluster of a few dozen houses in New Brunswick’s Queens County, has never been invaded by a foreign power. But during the 1950s to 1970s, the village was ground zero for a different kind of offensive, this one launched by the American and Canadian...

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Targets of Opportunity: Analysis of the Use of Depleted Uranium by A-10s in the 2003 Iraq War

Targets of Opportunity: Analysis of the Use of Depleted Uranium by A-10s in the 2003 Iraq War

Source: International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons and PAX, 2016

Author(s): Wim Zwijnenburg and Doug Weir

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Governance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 10/10/2016

 

The US and UK have acknowledged firing 116,000kg of depleted uranium (DU) ammunition in the 2003 Iraq War. Just over 45% of this was fired by one platform, the US A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft. The chance release of targeting data from 1,116 sorties flown by A-10s between March...

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Scorched Earth and Charred Lives: Human Health and Environmental Risks of Civilian-Operated Makeshift Oil Refineries in Syria

Scorched Earth and Charred Lives: Human Health and Environmental Risks of Civilian-Operated Makeshift Oil Refineries in Syria

Source: Wim Zwijnenburg, 2016

Author(s): PAX

Countries: Syria

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

Added: 18/09/2016

 

Many Syrian civilians have begun refining oil due to the drastic decline in production by professional oil refineries in Syria. The conditions in these makeshift refineries are causing enormous health and environmental pollution problems in the region. The PAX report Scorched Earth and Charred Lives shows a sharp increase in the number of...

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Conflict, Pollution, and Climate Challenges for War-Torn Syria

Conflict, Pollution, and Climate Challenges for War-Torn Syria

Source: Heinrich Böll Stiftung, 2016

Author(s): Wim Zwijnenburg

Countries: Syria

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

Added: 06/09/2016

 

The Middle Eastern and Northern African (MENA) region, faced with tumultuous changes in the last five years, shows a picture of shrinking spaces for civil society activism. In contrast, ecological activism is growing and connecting the fight for climate justice to other demands for community and indigenous rights, gender equality,...

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Charting Environmental Conflict -- The Atlas of Environmental Justice

Charting Environmental Conflict -- The Atlas of Environmental Justice

Source: The Ecologist, 2016

Author(s): Nick Meynen

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Land, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 29/08/2016

 

On 22 June, 100s of people came together in Brussels to mourn for Jo Cox. There was a minute of silence even in the Belgian Parliament. Jo wanted justice and fairness, for example for the people fleeing war in Syria. She stirred emotions far beyond her local constituency. Among those...

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(Brundtland Report) Our Common Future, Chapter 11: Peace, Security, Development, and the Environment

(Brundtland Report) Our Common Future, Chapter 11: Peace, Security, Development, and the Environment

Source: United Nations, 1987

Author(s): World Commission on Environment and Development

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 30/07/2016

 

1. Among the dangers facing the environment, the possibility of nuclear war, or military conflict of a lesser scale involving weapons of mass destruction, is undoubtedly the gravest. Certain aspects of the issues of peace and security bear directly upon the concept of sustainable development. Indeed, they are central to...

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