Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

 

There are 119 items related to Weapons, Waste, and Pollution. Items are listed by date added.

 

Oil Tank Fires in Libya [Photos]

Oil Tank Fires in Libya [Photos]

Source: NASA: Earth Observatory, 2016

Countries: Libya

Topics: Extractive Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 12/01/2016

 

Images can be seen of oil tank fires in Libya from January 5-7, 2016.   After battles in Libya on January 4–6, 2016, several fires were observed at oil production and storage facilities near Sidra, on the coast between Sirte and Benghazi. Smoke plumes from several oil tanks and facilities spread a...

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Online Identification of Conflict Related Environmental Damage

Online Identification of Conflict Related Environmental Damage

Source: Bellingcat, 2015

Author(s): Wim Zwijnenburg

Countries: Syria

Topics: Land, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 06/01/2016

 

With the conflict in Syria soon to enter its fifth year, large parts of the country have been laid to waste by intense fighting, bombardment and shelling. Understandably, most of the focus has been on the fighting and the direct victims of armed violence, with rather less on other impacts...

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La Guerra contra las Drogas Destruye Vidas, y también el Medioambiente

La Guerra contra las Drogas Destruye Vidas, y también el Medioambiente

The War on Drugs Destroys Lives, and also the Environment

Source: VICE, 2015

Countries: Colombia

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

Added: 04/01/2016

 

Las políticas narcóticas suscritas por Naciones Unidas y financiadas por Estados Unidos no han fracasado únicamente a la hora de ralentizar el tráfico de drogas, sino que podrían ser también responsables de la decrepitud medioambiental y de la aceleración del cambio climático.

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¿Y Cómo se Repara al Medio Ambiente?

¿Y Cómo se Repara al Medio Ambiente?

And, How to Repair the Environment?

Source: Pacifista, 2015

Author(s): Juan David Ortiz Franco

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Land, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 04/01/2016

 

La mancha de petróleo llegó al Pacífico. Las barreras que pusieron los expertos de las compañías petroleras para evitarlo no fueron suficientes. El jueves Juan Carlos Echeverri, presidente de Ecopetrol, reconoció que un pequeño hilo de crudo se filtró por uno de los brazos del río Mira y desembocó en...

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Teaching to the Test: Climate Change, Militarism, and the Pedagogy of Hopefulness

Teaching to the Test: Climate Change, Militarism, and the Pedagogy of Hopefulness

Source: Journal of Peace Education, 2014

Author(s): Randall Amster

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

Added: 21/12/2015

 

Climate change and militarism pose existential threats to human existence, and are linked through a number of related processes including access to resources, patterns of consumption, and the workings of the global economy. As nations increasingly militarize their domestic affairs and international postures alike, such patterns can feed back into...

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Peace and Pollution: An Examination of Palestinian—Israeli Trans-Boundary Hazardous Waste Management 20 Years after the Oslo Peace Accords

Peace and Pollution: An Examination of Palestinian—Israeli Trans-Boundary Hazardous Waste Management 20 Years after the Oslo Peace Accords

Source: Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 2013

Author(s): Ilan Alleson , Jamie Levin , Shmuel Brenner, and Mohammad Said Al Hmaidi

Countries: Israel, Palestine

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

Added: 21/12/2015

 

As part of the Oslo Accords, Israel and the Palestinian Authority agreed to jointly manage issues of environmental concern according to internationally recognised standards. The purpose of this paper is to qualitatively evaluate the outcomes of the Palestinian–Israeli Oslo environmental peace agreements regarding trans-boundary hazardous waste management. Although the environmental...

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Environmental Mechanics: Re-imagining Post-conflict Environmental Assistance

Environmental Mechanics: Re-imagining Post-conflict Environmental Assistance

Source: Toxic Remnants of War, 2015

Author(s): Doug Weir

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

Added: 20/11/2015

 

The overarching purpose of the report is to encourage more focused debate on what we consider to be key considerations for any future attempt to not only address the legacy of wartime environmental damage but also to establish and develop new behavioural norms to minimise harm. Some of the elements...

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Amidst the Debris: A Desktop Study on the Environmental and Public Health Impact of Syria’s Conflict

Amidst the Debris: A Desktop Study on the Environmental and Public Health Impact of Syria’s Conflict

Source: PAX, 2015

Author(s): Wim Zwijnenburg and Kristine te Pas

Countries: Syria

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 10/11/2015

 

Four years of war in Syria has caused one of the biggest refugee crises in history. About six million Syrians are displaced within Syria, three million have left the country. The intense fighting has damaged many residential and industrial areas in the towns and cities of Syria and civilians living...

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Addressing the Intentional Destruction of the Environment during Warfare under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Addressing the Intentional Destruction of the Environment during Warfare under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Source: Intersentia, 2015

Author(s): Steven Freeland

Topics: Governance, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 04/11/2015

 

Acts perpetrated during the course of warfare have, through the ages, led to significant environmental destruction. These have included situations where the natural environment has intentionally been targeted as a ‘victim’, or has somehow been manipulated to serve as a ‘weapon’ of warfare. Until recently, such acts were generally regarded...

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Weapons of War: Environmental Impact

Weapons of War: Environmental Impact

Source: Independent Researcher, 2013

Author(s): U C Jha

Countries: Azerbaijan

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 29/10/2015

 

 This book provides an in-depth analysis of nine weapons and explosive remnants of war, their uses in armed conflict and their deadly impact on the environment. Besides three weapons of mass destruction (Biological, Chemical and Nuclear), it also covers controversial weapons like Depleted Uranium, White Phosphorus, Cluster Munitions, and Anti-personnel...

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