Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

 

There are 136 items related to Weapons, Waste, and Pollution. Items are listed by date added.

 

Israeli Water Diplomacy and National Security Concerns

Israeli Water Diplomacy and National Security Concerns

Source: EcoPeace Middle East and INSS, 2018

Author(s): Oded Eran, Gidon Bromberg, and Giulia Giordano

Countries: Israel, Jordan, Palestine

Topics: Basic Services, Cooperation, Economic Recovery , Governance, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 09/02/2018

 

This paper reflects on the concepts of water security and water diplomacy, describes the state of water security in Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Territories, and presents a set of recommendations to decision makers designed to advance Israeli Palestinian water security and shared national security concerns. The paper contends that water...

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Environmental Assessment and Recovery Priorities for Eastern Ukraine

Environmental Assessment and Recovery Priorities for Eastern Ukraine

Source: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, 2017

Author(s): Nickolai Denisov and Dmytro Averin

Countries: Ukraine

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

Added: 04/02/2018

 

Armed conflict in eastern Ukraine has resulted in a regrettable range of harm to the region’s lands and terrain, its surface and subterranean water systems, and its vegetation and wildlife. Hostilities also bring a significant increase in the risk of incidents at industrial and infrastructure facilities.  Under conflict conditions the chief...

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Living under a Black Sky: Conflict Pollution and Environmental Health Concerns in Iraq

Living under a Black Sky: Conflict Pollution and Environmental Health Concerns in Iraq

Source: PAX, 2017

Author(s): Wim Zwijnenburg and Foeke Postma

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Extractive Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 24/01/2018

 

‘Living under a black sky’ reveals how the conflict in Iraq has left a toxic trail of destruction which could have severe health consequences for communities and reconstruction efforts. Among other dangerous developments, the report identifies a sharp increase of hazardous artisanal oil refining.  

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Climate Change and the Politics of Military Bases

Climate Change and the Politics of Military Bases

Source: Global Environmental Politics, 2018

Author(s): Jeff D. Colgan

Countries: Greenland, United States

Topics: Climate Change, Peace and Security Operations, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 18/01/2018

 

How does climate change affect the politics of military bases? The United States alone has hundreds of overseas bases that require continuous coordination with host governments. I argue that climate change can create knock-on environmental problems associated with a base’s infrastructure or waste. Those knock-on problems create a mix of...

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The Bomb That Went off Twice

The Bomb That Went off Twice

Source: ProPublica, 2017

Author(s): Abrahm Lustgarten

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 15/01/2018

 

It was a secret wartime project, with a code name and an urgent mission: develop a more powerful bomb, one that could be mass produced in time to fend off the German forces ravaging Europe. It was 1940. British chemists toiled with a tripod-shaped bond of nitrogen and oxygen molecules linked by...

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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: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 06/12/2017

 

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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The Impact of Mines and Explosive Remnants of War on Gender Groups

The Impact of Mines and Explosive Remnants of War on Gender Groups

Source: UK Department for International Development, 2017

Author(s): Edward Laws

Countries: Cambodia, Colombia, Sudan

Topics: Gender, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 30/11/2017

 

There is an increasing recognition in the international community that different gender groups are affected differently by the threat posed by the presence of mines/ERWs in their communities. Women, girls, boys and men often have distinct gendered roles and responsibilities within a community. Consequently, their exposure to and knowledge of...

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Weaponizing Nature: The Geopolitical Ecology of the US Navy's Biofuel Program

Weaponizing Nature: The Geopolitical Ecology of the US Navy's Biofuel Program

Source: Political Geography, 2017

Author(s): Patrick Bigger and Benjamin D. Neimark

Countries: United States of America

Topics: Climate Change, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 30/11/2017

 

The United States military is treating climate change as a crucial factor in its preparation for future conflicts. This concern manifests not only in strategic planning and forward-looking documents, but also in building infrastructural capacity and material provision. Yet, the impetus to 'green' the military goes beyond the deployment of...

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Civilian Protection, Environmental Pollution and Conflict – A Role for the Public Health Community

Civilian Protection, Environmental Pollution and Conflict – A Role for the Public Health Community

Source: Medicine, Conflict and Survival (Routledge), 2015

Author(s): Doug Weir

Topics: Assessment, Programming, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 13/11/2017

 

The impact of environmental pollution on public health is increasingly well documented in peacetime (WHO and UNEP 2015). Assessing and monitoring environmental risks has become a key function of governments, as have efforts to reduce emissions and exposures through legislation. While such efforts have been hard fought at times, regulatory...

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Hard to Breathe: Afghanistan Air Pollution - Part 2 [Video]

Hard to Breathe: Afghanistan Air Pollution - Part 2 [Video]

Source: UN Environment, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 06/11/2017

 

In this short video, Fatima from Afghanistan talks about the challenges of air pollution from cooking on a fire indoors. 27,000 deaths a year in Afghanistan are attributed to indoor air pollution. UN Environment designed and distributed clean cook stoves benefiting women and young children.  

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