Armed conflicts reach far beyond the suffering and loss of human lives. Wars and other armed conflicts can take a huge toll on the environment and their negative impacts remain long after peace has been restored and way further from the conflict zone. To address this issue the United Nations proclaimed in 2001 the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, taking place annually on 6 November.

Soil erosion, air pollution, greenhouse effect gas emi...

Climate change impacts are felt every day around the world and  reveal the human vulnerability to the environment in which we reside.  The severity and probability of natural disasters increases at a much greater rate than our ability to overcome them. Every year we witness how wildfires, droughts, floods, earthquakes and extremely high and low temperatures around the world hit records of devastation, both for human lives and material costs. In Canada alone, the Insurance Bureau of Canada reported...

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