Ukraine war’s environmental toll to take years to clean up.

REACH’s report was cited in an AP article on the environment impact of the war in Ukraine.

Nitrogen dioxide, which is released by burning fossil fuels, increased in areas west and southwest of Kyiv, according to an April report from REACH, a humanitarian research initiative that tracks information in areas affected by crisis, disaster and displacement. Direct exposure can cause skin irritation and burns, while chronic exposure can cause respiratory illness and harm vegetation, the report said.

11 November, 2022