Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

 

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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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Weaponization of the Land and Property Rights System in the Syrian Civil War: Facilitating Restitution

Weaponization of the Land and Property Rights System in the Syrian Civil War: Facilitating Restitution

Source: Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 2016

Author(s): Jon D. Unruh

Countries: Syria

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

Added: 17/07/2016

 

The Syrian civil war has seen the weaponization of its land and property rights system by the primary combatant groups in the country. The government is the most robust in its use of the tenure system to locate, target, destroy, confiscate, cleanse and gain revenue by way of the institutions...

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Third Report on the Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflicts

Third Report on the Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflicts

Source: United Nations International Law Commission, 2016

Author(s): Marie G. Jacobsson

Topics: Governance, Peace Agreements, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 14/07/2016

 

At its sixty-fifth session, in 2013, the International Law Commission decided to include the topic “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts” in its programme of work and appointed Marie G. Jacobsson as Special Rapporteur for the topic.

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Resources and Environmental Degradation as Sources of Conflict

Resources and Environmental Degradation as Sources of Conflict

Source: Pugwash Occasional Papers , 2001

Author(s): Anne H. Ehrlich, Peter Gleick, and Ken Conca

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 08/06/2016

 

In today’s world, human pressures on environments and natural resources are rising as populations continue to expand. As resource bases on which people depend are deteriorating or being depleted, an increased potential for competition and conflict is created between nations or groups within societies. Among the resources that have become...

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The Evidence of Toxic and Radioactive Wastes Dumping in Somalia and Its Impact on the Enjoyment of Human Rights: A Case Study

The Evidence of Toxic and Radioactive Wastes Dumping in Somalia and Its Impact on the Enjoyment of Human Rights: A Case Study

Source: SomaCent Development Research Foundation , 2010

Author(s): Bashir Mohamed Hussein

Countries: Somalia

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 08/06/2016

 

Although many developing countries, especially African countries, have been victim of the adverse effects of highly toxic wastes (HTW) originated from the developed countries, the case of Somalia is particularly preoccupying. The country has been subjected to extensive illegal dumping operations of toxic and radioactive wastes since the 1980s. The...

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