The past, present and future of the Mesopotamian marshes


This report presents new visualisation-led perspectives on the Mesopotamian marshes, exploring the scale of the Marsh Arabs' cultural erasure, the contemporary threats from pollution, fire, saltwater intrusion and the oil industry, and how their ecosystem services could mitigate a heating climate.


September 24, 2021

Antimicrobial resistance in Gaza, and the ecology of war


This post explores how a new study from Gaza has added weight to the hypothesis that prolonged conflicts in urban areas may be creating the perfect environmental conditions for antibiotic resistant bacteria to emerge.


September 20, 2021

Tree planting as resistance in Palestine


In this guest post, Elle Ambler of the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature explores the impact of the Israeli occupation on agriculture and food security, and the role that tree planting can play as an act of resistance.


September 8, 2021

Blast fishing: how abandoned ordnance is destroying coral reefs


Kendra Dupuy and Linsey Cottrell examine the environmental consequences of harvesting unexploded and abandoned ordnance for blast fishing, and consider the support that local communities need to end the highly destructive practice.


September 8, 2021

Earth observation for humanitarian disarmament


How and why satellite data can help across disarmament programming, including for mine action, tracking the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, for monitoring the influence of climate change and in reducing risks to communities.


August 23, 2021

The past, present and future of the Mesopotamian marshes


This report presents new visualisation-led perspectives on the Mesopotamian marshes, exploring the scale of the Marsh Arabs' cultural erasure, the contemporary threats from pollution, fire, saltwater intrusion and the oil industry, and how their ecosystem services could mitigate a heating climate.


September 24, 2021

Antimicrobial resistance in Gaza, and the ecology of war


This post explores how a new study from Gaza has added weight to the hypothesis that prolonged conflicts in urban areas may be creating the perfect environmental conditions for antibiotic resistant bacteria to emerge.


September 20, 2021

Tree planting as resistance in Palestine


In this guest post, Elle Ambler of the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature explores the impact of the Israeli occupation on agriculture and food security, and the role that tree planting can play as an act of resistance.


September 8, 2021

Blast fishing: how abandoned ordnance is destroying coral reefs


Kendra Dupuy and Linsey Cottrell examine the environmental consequences of harvesting unexploded and abandoned ordnance for blast fishing, and consider the support that local communities need to end the highly destructive practice.


September 8, 2021

Earth observation for humanitarian disarmament


How and why satellite data can help across disarmament programming, including for mine action, tracking the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, for monitoring the influence of climate change and in reducing risks to communities.


August 23, 2021

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The past, present and future of the Mesopotamian marshes

This report presents new visualisation-led perspectives on the Mesopotamian marshes, exploring the scale of the Marsh Arabs’ cultural erasure, the contemporary threats from pollution, fire, saltwater intrusion and the oil industry, and how their ecosystem services could mitigate a heating climate.

Tree planting as resistance in Palestine

In this guest post, Elle Ambler of the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature explores the impact of the Israeli occupation on agriculture and food security, and the role that tree planting can play as an act of resistance.

Why is it important to understand emissions in peacetime and conflict? In 2013 the UK #military alone used 1m litres of fuel a week in #Afghanistan, or 18,500 tCO2e, which equates to 962,000 tCO2e a year.

That's the annual emissions of 545,000 average cars. #COP26

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Why is it important to understand emissions in peacetime and conflict? In 2013 the UK #military alone used 1m litres of fuel a week in #Afghanistan, or 18,500 tCO2e, which equates to 962,000 tCO2e a year.

That's the annual emissions of 545,000 average cars. #COP26

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