Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

 

There are 125 items related to Weapons, Waste, and Pollution. Items are listed by date added.

 

Building in Post-war Environments

Building in Post-war Environments

Source: Procedia Engineering , 2017

Author(s): Giovanni Tortorici and Francesco Fiorito

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Modern wars generate devastating effects on the environment by using chemical, biological, radioactive weapons. Toxic effects persist for long time on war fields. Negative environmental impacts such as desertification, migrant masses, depletion of natural resources (food, water, wood, etc.), and induced biodiversity produce, in turn, conflicts. This paper aims at i)...

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Environmental Issues in Areas Retaken from ISIL: Mosul, Iraq

Environmental Issues in Areas Retaken from ISIL: Mosul, Iraq

Source: UN Environment, 2017

Countries: Iraq

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

Added: 22/10/2017

 

During his visit to Iraq in May 2017, Erik Solheim responded positively to the government’s request for support in conducting an assessment of the environmental impacts in areas formerly occupied by ISIL (so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, alias Daesh). The Head of UN Environment witnessed first-hand the...

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

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

Source: Atmospheric Environment Journal, 2017

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

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 08/10/2017

 

On October 20, 2016, Daesh (Islamic State) set fire to the sulphur production site Al-Mishraq as the battle of Mosul in northern Iraq became more intense. An extensive plume of toxic sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide caused comprehensive casualties. The intensity of the SO2release was reaching levels of minor volcanic...

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A Relationship in Adrenal Androgen Levels between Mothers and Their Children from a Dioxin-Exposed Region in Vietnam

A Relationship in Adrenal Androgen Levels between Mothers and Their Children from a Dioxin-Exposed Region in Vietnam

Source: Science of the Total Environment, 2017

Author(s): Le Thai Anh, Teruhiko Kido, Seijiro Honma, Ho Dung Manh, Ikue Koike, Yuko Oyama, Hoang Duc Phuc, Rie Okamoto, Hideaki Nakagawa, Shoji F. Nakayama, Dang Duc Nhu, Nguyen Hung Minh, Ngo Van Toan, and Le Ke Son

Countries: Vietnam

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 03/10/2017

 

Over the past decades, southern Vietnam has been burdened by dioxins from contaminated herbicides sprayed during the Vietnam War. In a previous study, we found that dioxin exposure decreased levels of salivary dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), an adrenal androgen, in 3-year-old children. In present study, to assess the relationship between adrenal hormones...

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Targeting Environmental Infrastructures, International Law, and Civilians in the New Middle Eastern Wars

Targeting Environmental Infrastructures, International Law, and Civilians in the New Middle Eastern Wars

Source: Security Dialogue, 2017

Author(s): Jeannie L. Sowers, Erika Weinthal, and Neda Zawahri

Countries: Libya, Syria, Yemen

Topics: Basic Services, Governance, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 27/09/2017

 

Research in conflict studies and environmental security has largely focused on the mechanisms through which the environment and natural resources foster conflict or contribute to peacebuilding. An understudied area of research, however, concerns the ways in which warfare has targeted civilian infrastructure with long-term effects on human welfare and ecosystems....

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Armed Conflict and Protection of the Environment: Possible or Not?

Armed Conflict and Protection of the Environment: Possible or Not?

Source: ELI, UN Environment, and American University, 2017

Author(s): Marie G. Jacobsson

Topics: Governance, Peace and Security Operations, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 31/07/2017

 

Ambassador Marie G. Jacobsson was Special Rapporteur for the topic “Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflicts” (2013-16) and Member of the UN International Law Commission 2007-16. This article is an abridged version of the Fourth Al-Moumin Distinguished Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding, delivered on November 3, 2016, which recognizes...

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Environmental Pollutions Associated to Conflicts in Iraq and Related Health Problems

Environmental Pollutions Associated to Conflicts in Iraq and Related Health Problems

Source: Reviews on Environmental Health, 2016

Author(s): Ahmed Majeed Al-Shammari

Countries: Iraq

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 22/07/2017

 

Several wars and a 13-year embargo as well as several years of civil war with the recent war on terrorism have cumulatively damaged Iraq’s land, air, water, and health infrastructure. The sand particles in Iraq contain toxic substances, which dates back to the pollution caused by military actions that disassemble...

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Environment, Conflict and Cooperation Factbook

Environment, Conflict and Cooperation Factbook

Source: adelphi, 2017

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Extractive Resources, Governance, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 01/07/2017

 

This website offers a platform for exchange on environment, conflict, and cooperation (ECC). It aims to foster sustainable peace and development by gathering knowledge on environmental conflict and cooperation as well as by creating networks among stakeholders from the development, environment, foreign and security communities worldwide. Environmental aspects are increasingly recognised...

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Briefing Paper: Recommendations for Addressing Conflict Pollution at UNEA-3

Briefing Paper: Recommendations for Addressing Conflict Pollution at UNEA-3

Source: Toxic Remnants of War Network, 2017

Countries: Colombia, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine

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

Added: 18/06/2017

 

This briefing for delegations explains why pollution caused or exacerbated by armed conflicts must be addressed by States during UNEA-3. The briefing proposes five areas where States and international organisations should make commitments for further action to help minimise the generation of toxic remnants of war, and their impact on...

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The Weaponization of Water in Syria and Iraq

The Weaponization of Water in Syria and Iraq

Source: The Washington Quarterly, 2016

Author(s): Marcus DuBois King

Countries: Iraq, Syria

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

Added: 15/06/2017

 

Attempts to identify linkages between climate-related events and conflict have led to ambiguous and contested results. Some analyses have found notable correlation between human conflict and climate-related events; however, they were criticized for being too broad in scope and scale. This debate has inspired additional, more specific research to examine...

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