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War vs. Environment

(see also War, Agent Orange & Depleted Uranium Weapons)

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On the Web: Articles

Issue of US Ordnance Shadows New Panama Bridge. Chris Kraul, LA Times (6/27/05). Unexploded ordnance from US bombing & artillery ranges in old Canal Zone an ongoing threat to Panamanians.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Action for Community & Ecology in the Rainforests of Central America (ACERCA).

Agent Orange Site.

Citizen Soldier.


Rachel's Environment & Health News.

Safer World.

In the Library: Articles

Chui, Glennda. "Desert wounds: The environment could also become a casualty of war," San Jose Mercury News (1/15/91).

Korn, Peter. "The persisting poison," Nation (4/8/91):440-446.

Dreyfuss, Robert. "Apocalypse still," Mother Jones (1-2/00):43-51, 90. Lingering effects of US spraying with Agent Orange during the war.

Mesler, Bill. "The Gulf War’s new casualties," Nation (7/14/97):19-20.

Milner, Glen. "Subs v. the environment," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 58,4 (7-8/2002):11-13.

Pugliese, David. "Panama: bombs on the beach," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 58,4 (7-8/2002):55-60. Disposal of bombs in Panama during 1940s.

Schaeffer-Duffy, Claire. "War's lethal leftovers," National Catholic Reporter (8/2/02):7

Seager, Joni. "Tigris, Tigris, burning bright," Village Voice (12/25/90). Substantive appraisal of probable ecological consequences of Gulf War.

Tran, Tini. "Toxic chemicals remain in Vietnam," Mercury News (8/12/03):10A.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Buckingham, William A. Jr. Operation Ranch Hand: The Air Force & Herbicides in Southeast Asia, 1961-71 (Washington, 1982).

Ehrlich, Ann H. & John W. Birks (eds.) Hidden Dangers: Environmental Consequences of Preparing for War (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1990).

Grossman, Karl. The Wrong Stuff: The Space Program’s Nuclear Threat to Our Planet (Monroe ME, 1997).

Harnly, Caroline D. Agent Orange & Vietnam: An Annotated Bibliography (Metuchen NJ: Scarecrow, 1988).

Lewallen, John. Ecology of Devastation: Indochina (Baltimore, 1971).

Schuck, Peter H. Agent Orange on Trial: Mass Toxic Disasters in the Courts (rev. ed.; Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1987).

Scott, Wilbur J. Vietnam Veterans since the War: The Politics of PTSD, Agent Orange, & the National Memorial (Norman: U. of Oklahoma, 2004).

Shulman, Seth. The Threat at Home: Confronting the Toxic Legacy of the US Military (Boston: Beacon, 1992).

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Nuclear Radiation in Warfare (London: Taylor & Francis, 1981).

UN Environment Program. The Kosovo Conflict: Consequences for the Environment & Human Settlements (Geneva: UNEP, 1999).

__________. Depleted Uranium in Kosovo: Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment (Stevenage UK, 2001).

Ward, Chip. Canaries on the Rim: Living Downwind in the West (NY: Verso, 1999).

Webster, Donovan. Aftermath: The Remnants of War (NY: Pantheon, 1996).

Weisberg, Barry (ed.) Ecocide: The Ecology of War in Indochina (NY, 1970).

Westing, Arthur H. (ed.) Cultural Norms, War, & the Environment (Oxford: Oxford U, 1988).

Winslow, Philip C. Sowing the Dragon’s Teeth. Land Mines & the Global Legacy of War (Boston, 1997).

In the Library: Fiction

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In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Agent Orange & the Vietnam Veteran" [1987], with Robert McLellan, 17m. From Network for Continuing Medical Education.

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