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Re: Pollution
« Reply #735 on: November 13, 2018, 02:42:37 pm »
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This World War I Battlefield Is a Haunting Reminder of the Environmental Costs ☠️ of War ☠️

By Olivia Rosane

Nov. 12, 2018 12:14PM EST

SNIPPET:

World War I ended 100 years ago on Sunday, but 42,000 acres in northeast France serve as a living memorial to the human and environmental costs of war.

The battle of Verdun was the longest continuous conflict in the Great War, and it so devastated the land it took place on that, after the war, the government cordoned it off-limits to human habitation. What was once farmland became the Zone Rouge ☠️, or Red Zone ☠️, as National Geographic reported.

An excellent Twitter thread by writer Paul Cooper, excerpted here, explains more:

Full article with more graphics:

https://www.ecowatch.com/world-war-environmental-costs-2619382756.html
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