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ecocide

(ē′kō-sīd′, ĕk′ō-)
n.
Heedless or deliberate destruction of the natural environment, as by pollutants or an act of war.
Any environmental ‘holocaust’ committed by irresponsible parties, considered in tandem with the health costs of a degraded ecosystem

ecocide

(ĕk″ō-sīd′) [Gr. oikos, house, + L. caedere, to kill]
Willful destruction of some portion of the environment.
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As well as hosting the Rebel Rebel stage with a full schedule of talks, workshops, music and performances, Extinction Rebellion will open the festival with an iconic Funeral for the Earth, a performance protest against the extensive damage, destruction or loss of the world's ecosystems, known as ecocide. The ceremony will also honor environmental activists (https://www.globalwitness.org/en/campaigns/environmental-activists/enemies-state/) who have been killed defending their land and our environment at the Media Circus stage.
(5.) Murray Feshbach and Alfred Friendly Jr., Ecocide in the USSR: Health and Nature under Siege (New York: Basic Books, 1993), 1, available at https://www.questia.com/read/99860797/ecocide-in-the-ussr-health-and-nature-under-siege.
At the same time, environmentalists are criticizing the project as "ecocide" because it endangers the nearby habitat of flocks of geese and other migratory birds.
Synthetic fishing nets led to the lakes' ecocide, said MP Jyrgalbek Turuskulov.
He was inspired and inflamed by America--its foundational violence, the amnesia and ecocide that underpinned its capitalist trajectory, the way it had manufactured and upheld what he called a 'pre-invented world' --essentially, a world of sexual and racial apartheid, of fake idols, of malevolent modernity.
While the collection lists ecocide as a prevailing twenty-first century issue, many of the essays discuss this subject only tangentially, and any focus on the environment or science comes in the form of essays on dystopian topics, and particularly the influx of dystopian British novels.
Simpson writes of her ancestral lands, the impact of European settlement and ecocide, mandatory residential schools for Indian children, gender violence and four centuries of removal.
British barrister Peggy Higgins is seeking nothing less than the creation of a new international crime of ecocide (her odds of success are better than you might think).
Ancillary events at the Center probe concepts such as ecocide including artist talks and discussions, which relate to the exhibits.
Binay warned of an "impending ecocide" that can happen in the world famous resort island of Boracay if over-commercialization, pollution, and other pressures are not mitigated.
The senator warned of an 'impending ecocide' in Boracay if overcommercialization, pollution and other pressures are not mitigated.
Sharpe, 1980); Pryde, Environmental Management in the Soviet Union (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991); Murray Feshbach and Alfred Friendly, Ecocide in the USSR: Health and Nature under- Siege (New York: Basic Books, 1992); Ann-Mari Satre Ahlander, Environmental Problems in the Shortage Economy: 'Ihe Legacy of Soviet Environmental Policy (Brookfield, VT: Edward Elgar, 1994); Feshbach, Ecological Disaster: Cleaning Up the Hidden Legacy of the Soviet Regime (New York: Twentieth Century Fund Press, 1995); Oleg Yanitsky, Russian Greens in a Risk Society: A Structural Analysis (Helsinki: Kikimora Publications, 2000); and Josephson, ed., An Environmental History of Russia (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013).