• Massive oil spill caused by power plant leak spreads along ...

     · A massive oil spill caused by leakage from a power plant inside one of Syria's oil refineries is spreading along the coast of the Mediterranean country, Syria's state news agency said and satellite photos showed Wednesday. There has been a series of mysterious attacks on vessels in Mideast waters, including off Syria's coast, for over a year.

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    Chromium as an Environmental Pollutant: Insights on Induced Plant Toxicity. Helena Oliveira 1. 1Department of Biology, CESAM, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal. Academic Editor: Joanna Deckert. Received 23 Nov 2011. Revised 15 Mar 2012.

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     · In 2012 the UK Government's Department for Environment, Food Rural Affairs and Environment Agency (DEFRA) produced a Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) evaluating the main climaterelated risks and opportunities in eleven sectors in .

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  • Environmental issues in Syria

    Major environmental issues in Syria include deforestation, overgrazing, soil erosion, desertifiion, water pollution from the dumping of raw sewage and wastes from petroleum refining, and inadequate supplies of potable water.. Water shortages, exacerbated by population growth, industrial expansion, and water pollution, are a significant longterm constraint on economic development.

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  • Environmental risks in Iraq

    Syria (ISIS)1, as well as from military operations to recapture these areas (UNEP, 2017). Key issues include: pollution problems from the Qayyarah oil fires and the Mishraq Sulphur Plant; air quality and pollution risks from oil fires and artisanal oil sector expansion; risks from damaged ISIS ammunition manufacturing plants; vast quantity of

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  • Ravaged by war, Syria's health care system is utterly ...

     · Officially, Syria has just 42 COVID19 cases, all but one of them in regimeheld areas, as testing capacity is almost nonexistent elsewhere. The actual number is certainly higher, but there appear to be few severe cases at the moment. Yet, interviews with doctors and NGO workers conducted over the phone and via messaging apps across all areas of control in Syria — from regimeheld areas and ...

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  • Environmental Impacts of Natural Gas | Union of Concerned ...

     · This comprehensive overview details the potential environmental impacts of natural gas use and extraction, including its effects on water supplies, global warming emissions, air .

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  • Cyprus on alert as Syrian oil slick spreads across ...

     · Cyprus on alert as Syrian oil slick spreads across Mediterranean. Authorities in Cyprus are monitoring an oil slick that originated from a power plant on Syria's Mediterranean coast and could soon ...

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    Syria Mine Action and Disarmament in Syria. ... While removal of landmines and ERW can be beneficial for the environment by removing toxins and pollutants and when it is conducted in an environmentally friendly way, ... With more than 51,000 species of plants and animals, Colombia is ranked as one of the most biodiverse countries in the world.

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  • Cyprus prepares for Mediterranean oil spill from Syrian ...

     · Environmental officials in Turkishoccupied northern Cyprus – internationally recognised only by Ankara – said that 20,000 tonnes of fuel oil had spilled from the Syrian plant. "It is a complete disaster for the marine ecosystem," the head of the north's chamber of environmental engineers, Cemaliye Özverel Ekinci, told the local TAK news agency.

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    260 The Environmental Impacts of Packaging. and energy recovery) of plastic packaging waste in Europe, comparing recovery. in 2001 and 2002, the rate increased from percent to .

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  • The gardens of Damascus: Can Syrians reconnect with nature ...

     · Syria faced serious environmental challenges even before 2011, including pollution from water and industrial waste which threatened public health, according to a report by PAX, a Dutch NGO.

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  • Conflict pollution wrecking Syria coast: report

     · Conflict pollution wrecking Syria coast: report. Leaks from moored tankers, underwater pipelines and wastewater systems are turning the Syrian coast into a .

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  • Heavy Metals Toxicity and the Environment

    Heavy metals are naturally occurring elements that have a high atomic weight and a density at least 5 times greater than that of water. Their multiple industrial, domestic, agricultural, medical and technological appliions have led to their wide distribution in the environment; raising concerns over their potential effects on human health and the environment.

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  • 20 pollution disasters past, present and future

     · Power plants and factories often use river or lake water as a coolant, then release the unnaturally warm water back into the environment. This increase in temperature—or 'thermal shock'—kills fish and other animals, and increases plant growth thereby reducing the oxygen supply in .

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  • The Effects of War on the Environment

     · The effects of war on the environment can be devastating. Impacts of war include species loss, habitat destruction, and the loss of protections. Learn more.

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  • Kurdish environmental party in Syria plants trees to ...

    ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Green Party of Kurdistan plans to plant 3,000 trees in Syria's northeast this year in coordination with the local administration to preserve the environment. Syria's yearslong civil war has had a devastating impact on the environment, particularly in the country's northeast.

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    Environmental pollution: all quantitative and/or qualitative or qualitative change by contaminants in the physical or chemical characteristics or to one or more of the elements of the environment resulting in damage to human health, life and health of living organisms and plants and their lives and health and safety of natural resources.

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  • Syria Water Crisis: Up to 40% less drinking water after 10 ...

     · Today: only 50% of water and sanitation systems function properly across Syria. The Aleppo power plant is also irremediably destroyed, and it .

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