Conflict Pollution, Washed-up Landmines and Military Emissions: How War Trashes the Environment


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(The Conversation) When armed conflict breaks out, we first focus on the people affected. But the suffering from war doesn’t stop when the fighting does. War trashes the environment. Artillery strikes, rockets and landmines release pollutants, wipe out forests and can make farmland unusable.

One in six people around the world have been exposed to conflict this year, from civil war in Sudan to Russia’s war in Ukraine to the Israel-Hamas war.

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Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 14, 2023

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