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Latest Anti-Personnel Mine Stories

2012-08-09 00:54:06

With the best explosive detectors often unable to sniff out the tiny amounts of TNT released from terrorist bombs in airports and other public places, scientists are reporting a potential solution.

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2009-12-22 14:30:00

A team of European researchers has devised a method for locating plastic anti-personnel mines, which are manufactured to avoid detection by metal detectors.

2009-02-27 14:52:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the tenth anniversary of the treaty banning antipersonnel landmines, the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines calls on President Barack Obama to work for Senate ratification of the treaty this year. "U.S.

2008-07-22 09:00:55

More than 6.5 million square meters land of Afghanistan cleaned up from explosive devices: officials KABUL, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The UN-backed de-mining agency Mine Action Program for Afghanistan (MAPA) has cleaned up more than 6.5 million square meters of land from explosive devices over the past six months in Afghanistan, director of the agency Haider Reza said Monday.

2008-07-21 15:00:48

More than 38,000 land mines have been cleared this year in Afghanistan, one of the most heavily mined countries in the world, a U.N. official said Monday.

2006-03-14 08:53:46

KABUL (Reuters) - NATO peacekeepers in Afghanistan have found the biggest weapons cache in recent years including 80 tonnes of TNT and 25,000 landmines, a NATO force spokeswoman said on Tuesday.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.