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On this page we are gathering resources related to war and the environment. Bookmark this page and return frequently for new materials.


Afghans' uranium levels spark alert: Researcher says new uranium weapon used in Afghanistan.

Iraq: Citizens Stole Uranium and Other Dangerous Materials - contamination widespread. Powell Claims No Knowledge. U.S. Refuses Help.

U.S. Chemical Warfare - Over 1 Million Victims.

Confirmed: Depleted Uranium (DU) Contaminates Drinking Water Supplies.

More Post-911 Opportunism: Pentagon Wants Exemptions From Environmental Laws.

War, Environment and Iraq (Australian Centre for Environmental Law)

"International and environmental law experts from around the world today warned that war in Iraq could cause an environmental catastrophe in the Gulf region, and lead to serious violations of international laws governing war and environmental protection. In an open letter to the United Nations Security Council, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, and the leaders of the United States, United Kingdom, Turkey and Iraq, 189 lawyers and scholars from 51 countries warned of the "potential for massive, and possibly irreversible, environmental destruction that may follow from the use of internationally unlawful methods and means of warfare on the part of both the so-called "coalition of the willing" and Iraq."

Low-level DU contamination found in Bosnia and Herzegovina, UNEP calls for precaution.

A new report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) here today confirms for the first time that depleted uranium (DU) from weapons used in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1994 and 1995 has contaminated local supplies of drinking water at one site, and can still be found in dust particles suspended in the air.

UNEP report chronicles environmental damage of the Afghanistan conflict - Afghan authorities cooperate in developing green agenda for reconstruction efforts.

UNEP's Post-Conflict Assessment Units Initiates Study of Environment in Iraq.

Study on the Environment of the Occupied Palestinian Territories Released.

In Defence of the Environment, Putting Poverty to the Sword - Editorial by Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

UNEP-WCMC has developed an interactive GIS web-based map server providing background information on the potential impacts of conflict on the environment and biodiversity of Iraq.

Environmentalists Against the War.

Shock and Awe: Achieving Rapid Dominance by Harlan K. Ullman and James P. Wade with L.A. "Bud" Edney, Fred M. Franks, Charles A. Horner, Jonathan T. Howe, and Keith Brendley. This is the DOD document that explains it all. Some visitors report that the above link is problematic. You can view our archive of this report by clicking here.

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