Tag: toxic waste

    A toxic legacy: remediating pollution in Iraq

    As the so-called Islamic State lost control over the areas it once occupied, it left behind a toxic legacy. The initial findings of a scoping mission undertaken by UN Environment Programme’s Conflict and Disasters branch found a trail of localized pollution that could have acute and chronic consequences for Iraq – and not just for […]

    The environmental consequences of war: why the east of Ukraine is turning into desert

    Let’s talk about the example of Ukraine, how hostilities can affect the environment. For the Gulf countries, where the echoes of the war in Iraq are still going on, and the war in Syria is raging nearby, this topic is particularly painful, and the analogies are obvious. Kateryna Norenko, an expert of the International Charitable […]