An environmental toll to war
Today’s New York Times details a $64 million U.N. pledge to help clean up “the worst environmenal disaster in Lebanese history,” a huge 87-mile Mediterranean oil slick off the Lebanese and Syrian coast.
UNEP has a useful environmental impact page including photos and maps delineating the slick and damaged coastline. In recent years UNEP has gone in after conflicts to do environmental assessments. Reports on Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, Liberia, Palestinian Territories, etc. are online and detail the additional costs of war.