Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

 

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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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Environmental Emergency Response to the Lebanon Crisis

Environmental Emergency Response to the Lebanon Crisis

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and UNEP, 2006

Countries: Israel, Lebanon

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

Added: 04/12/2016

 

In July 2006, open hostilities broke out between Israel and Hezbollah, with heavy aerial bombardment of Lebanon, especially south Lebanon and south Beirut. The conflict resulted in loss of life, injuries and considerable damage to Lebanese industrial installations and infrastructure. The conflict has immediate and longer-term environmental impacts. 

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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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