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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/239 Volume 5 Issue 2

Vegetation Structure and Floristic Features of Al Rayn Region, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Nurah M Alzamel
This is the first study, so far, to monitor the plant species composition and the vegetation cover of different communities occurring in Al Rayn city. This study estimates the vegetation of Al Rayn re... Read more

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Research/Review Article   |   10.36959/742/238 Volume 5 Issue 1

A Critical Review of the Guyana EIA Process for the Emerging Oil and Gas Sector

Authors: Paulette Bynoe and Denise Simmons
In Guyana, the environmental impact assessment process (EIA) is a legal requirement of the Environmental Protection (EP) Act of 1996 (amended in 2000). In May 2015, ExxonMobil announced its first sign... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/237 Volume 5 Issue 1

Removal of Heavy Metal Cations (Copper, Lead, Zinc) from Water Runoff by Calcium Silicate Hydrate: Effect of the Co-Ion and Competition of Ions in Ternary Mixtures

Authors: M Brogat, S Pontvianne, L Sigot and C Vallières
The sorption behavior of calcium silicate hydrate (CSH) with respect to lead, copper and zinc was studied to consider its application to remove metal from water runoff. A series of kinetics of removal... Read more

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Research/Review Article   |   10.36959/742/236 Volume 5 Issue 1

Integrated Geochemical Investigations on Fe-Mn Nodules, Polymetallic Sulfides and Fe-Mn Oxides Recovered from Marine Sediments of Carlsberg Ridge, Northwest Indian Ocean

Authors: Samuel Olatunde Popoola and Akinnigbagbe Edward Akintoye
The research and exploration of submarine minerals have increased exponentially due to the requirement for rare and critical metals (cobalt, silver, platinum) as additional supplements to the graduall... Read more

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Orginal Research   |   10.36959/742/235 Volume 5 Issue 1

Characterization and Optimization of Incinerated Municipal Solid Waste Fly Ash as a Cement Substitute Material in Concrete at Reppie Waste to Energy Plant, Ethiopia, East Africa

Authors: Abebe Simegn, Sisay Abebe and Abebe Worku
Incinerated municipal solid waste fly ash is a byproduct of Reppie Waste to Energy Plant Technology found after generation of power and electricity. The disposal of this ash in the form of particulate... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/234 Volume 5 Issue 1

Characterization of Jatropha Oil and its Biodiesel

Authors: Aigba PI, Anyadiegwu FC and Ogoke JC
The ever-increasing demand in consumption of fossil fuel strongly contradicted by its depletion in reserves coupled with the Green House Gas effect associated with the combustion of hydrocarbon has op... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/742/233 Volume 4 Issue 2

Agroforestry Systems: A Boon for Developing Country

Authors: Abhishek Raj, MK Jhariya and Nahid Khan
An intensive practice of agroecosystem affects overall health and productivity of land. Agricultural land expansions lead to deforestation that not only makes blurred relation between these two land u... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/742/232 Volume 4 Issue 2

Using Solar Photovoltaic Energy for Irrigation: A Review of the Application

Authors: Bojan Đurin, Shpetim Lajqi, Lucija Plantak and Nikola Kranjčić
Modern agriculture, orcharding, gardening, as well as the use of grassy sports fields cannot be realized without irrigation. Such a procedure requires water and energy resources. Water resources defin... Read more

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Case Study   |   10.36959/742/231 Volume 4 Issue 2

Evaluation of Saline Water Intrusion and Suitability of Groundwater for Domestic Purposes in Lagos Coastal Area, SW Nigeria: Using NIOMR Jetty as a Case Study

Authors: Samuel Olatunde Popoola, John-Paul Unyimadu, Olubunmi Ayoola Nubi, Abdulmujeeb Hamzat, Akintunde Adewole Adegbite, Ismaila Ayinde Oba, Ekundayo Oluwaseun Adeyemi, Moromade Abibat Lere-Aliu, Salisu Adamu, Taofeek Olawale Olabiyi, Esther Karo Oghenede and Solomon Mordi
The current study deals with the evaluation of groundwater suitability for domestic purposes within the coastal communities of Lagos, using a 200 feet monitoring borehole at the Nigerian Institute of ... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/230 Volume 4 Issue 2

Detection of Organochlorine Pesticide Residues in Lake Ziway and Health Risk Assessment

Authors: Habtamu wodajo
Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) are chlorinated hydrocarbons extensively used for agriculture pest control and mosquito control from 1940s to 1960s. The use of OCPs for agricultural purpose was banne... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/742/229 Volume 4 Issue 2

Testing if Habitat and Movements Determine the Threats and Trends for Common Birds in Europe

Authors: Alfonso Balmori and Alfonso Balmori-de la Puente
There is a growing concern about the biodiversity crisis the planet is suffering due to increasingly widespread human activity. A key question is whether only the species with threatened status should... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/228 Volume 4 Issue 2

The Role of Chitosan (CHS) and Chitosan-Silver Nanoadsorbents (COMP) in Adsorption of Cu (II) and Fe (II) Ions from Electroplating Wastewater

Authors: A Sumaila, MM Ndamitso, YA Iyaka, AS Abdulkareem and JO Tijani
In this work, green development of CHS-silver nanocomposite (COMP) using aqueous leaf extracts of Nicotiana tabacum and silver nitrate as reducing agent and precursor respectively. The prepared CHS an... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/742/227 Volume 4 Issue 2

Underfunding, the Challenge of Federally Managed Protected Areas of Ethiopia

Authors: Simeneh Admasu Namaga, Hadis Tadele, Mekbeb Tessema and Zelealem Tefera
This paper presents an analysis of the costs of protected areas (PAs) management in Ethiopia specifically those managed by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority. The authority is managing a ne... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/742/226 Volume 4 Issue 2

Protect the Environment and Protect Yourself from the Environment

Authors: Shamim Niazi
Knowing the potential of a country and nation is critical for setting reasonable and analyzed vision of sustainable development for the people and their present and future generations. The natural and... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/742/224 Volume 4 Issue 1

Challenges of Protected Area Management and Conservation Strategies in Ethiopia: A Review Paper

Authors: Wondimagegn Mengist
The history of Protected Areas (PAs) in the country goes back to Zere Yaecob in the 15th century. The modern way of biodiversity conservation was started during the reign of Menelik II and the officia... Read more

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Commentary   |   10.36959/742/223 Volume 4 Issue 1

Comments on

Authors: Dimitris J Panagopoulos and Andreas Karabarbounis
The paper by Geronikolou, et al. (2014) "Diverse Radiofrequency Sensitivity and Radiofrequency Effects of Mobile or Cordless Phone near Fields Exposure in Drosophila melanogaster" [1] published in Plo... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/742/222 Volume 4 Issue 1

Additions to the Systematic Inventory of Non-Marine Molluscs Occurring in the State of Santa Catarina/SC, Central Southern Brazil Region

Authors: A Ignacio Agudo-Padron
Based on the last list of non-marine molluscs from Santa Catarina State/SC published in March 2018, with 232 related forms, the current inventory of continental molluscs (land/terrestrial and limnic/f... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/221 Volume 4 Issue 1

Effect of Pollarding for Fodder on Fine Root Dynamics of Soil Conservation Willow Trees in New Zealand

Authors: Ian R McIvor, Duncan Hedderley and Karen Mason
A field study of the effect of pollarding on fine root development of tree willow (Salix matsudana × alba 'Tangoio') was carried out measuring fine and coarse root length and mass for unpollarded (UP... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/220 Volume 3 Issue 1

How Droughts Influence Earthquakes

Authors: Diandong Ren and Rong Fu
Earthquakes result from strain build-up from without and weakening from within faults. A generic co-seismic condition is presented that includes just three angles representing, respectively, fault ge... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/219 Volume 3 Issue 1

Biosynthesis, Extraction and Characterization of Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPSs) from Aspergillus clavatus

Authors: Shimaa S Hussien
Six fungal strains were isolated from El-Sella ore material (Fusarium solani, Penicillium purpurogenum, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus clavatus, Cladosporium herbarum and Epicoccum nigrum), and screen... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/218 Volume 3 Issue 1

Substance Abuse among Middle Eastern Immigrants and Refugees in Greater Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Authors: Hikmet J Jamil, MD, PhD, Ayesha Niazy, MD, Mada H Jamil, MD, MPH and Salman Rawaf, MD, PhD
Substance usage is a prevailing endemic around the globe. It has a global effect on the economic and social aspects of society, making it crucial to assess risk factors and prevalence. However, a larg... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/742/217 Volume 3 Issue 1

Sustainability and the European Waste Management Industry

Authors: Peter Jones and Daphne Comfort
Waste raises a range of environmental problems within Europe and sustainability has become an increasingly important challenge for the waste management industry. The aim of this paper is to offer an e... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/742/216 Volume 3 Issue 1

Using Plant Functional Groups as a Strategy for Modeling Carbon Dynamics in Grassland Ecosystems

Authors: Deirdre Rogers, Bailey Setzler and Yi-Wen Chiu
Carbon sequestration is paramount to help reduce climate change globally, and grasslands, representing 40% of all terrestrial area, can serve as primary locations of sequestration if optimal managemen... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/215 Volume 3 Issue 1

Study on Leaching and Biosorption Processes of some Economic Metals using Escherichia coli from Laterite Ore, Sinia, Egypt

Authors: Shimaa S Hussien, Osman A Desouky and Said E Mohamady
The potentiality of Escherichia coli dead biomass for biosorption of rare earth elements (REEs) and uranium (VI) from chloride leach liquor of laterite ore was evaluated. The effects of different acid... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/742/214 Volume 3 Issue 1

The EU 2030 Renewable Energy Vision - Can it be more Ambitious?

Authors: Barbara Breitschopf and Jenny Winkler
Setting a renewable energy (RE) target necessitates a comprehensive assessment of its impacts on the energy system and at the macroeconomic level in the European Union (EU). The decision of the EU abo... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/213 Volume 3 Issue 1

Earth Diseases, Exploding Stars & Sea Ice Footprints - Part One

Authors: William Sokeland
The Supernova and Nova Impact Theory, SNIT, has purposed that pandemic diseases occur on Earth due to exploding star debris streams impacting our planet. A number of cases involving this phenomenon ha... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/742/212 Volume 3 Issue 1

Business Contributions to Sustainable Development: A Study of Leading US Retailers

Authors: Peter Jones and Daphne Comfort
There is an increasing recognition of the role businesses can play in contributing to the transition to a more sustainable future and a growing number of large companies have developed corporate susta... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/211 Volume 2 Issue 2

Analysis of Multiple Factors of Forest Cover Change in a Peri-urban District in Ghana

Authors: Divine O Appiah, Gabriel Eshun and Sparkler B Samar
The objective of the paper is to model forest cover change (FCC) from perceived land use and land cover changes in the Bosomtwe district of the Ashanti region, Ghana. Questionnaire and interviews were... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/742/210 Volume 2 Issue 2

Contested Fracking Environments: What's the Stories?

Authors: Peter Jones and Daphne Comfort
Within the UK there are several areas, including sizeable parts of north-west, central and eastern England, smaller parts of south and north east England, central Scotland and Northern Ireland, which ... Read more

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Original Article   |   10.36959/742/209 Volume 2 Issue 2

Safe Spaces for Women to be Physically Active in Greater Noida City, India

Authors: Neha J Pagidipati, Prasad Pathak, Shayna M Clancy, Gatha Sharma and Truls Ostbye
Women in urban India have low levels of physical activity, and the lack of safe spaces to be physically active is likely an important factor. The objectives were to develop a spatial database of areas... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/208 Volume 2 Issue 2

Development of New Material Based on Polyvinyl Alcohol/Palm Kernel Shell Powder Biocomposites

Authors: Nur Fazreen Alias, Hanafi Ismail, Mohamad Kahar Ab Wahab, Santiagoo Ragunathan, Hosta Ardhyananta and Sam Sung Ting
New biocomposite films from Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/Palm kernel shell powder (PKSP) were prepared by solution casting method. The effect of PKSP addition on the film was studied based on the tensile p... Read more

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RESEARCH ARTICLE   |   10.36959/742/207 Volume 2 Issue 2

Assessment of 'Bacterial (Acidic)-Leaching' of Rare Earth Elements from a Phosphate Ore

Authors: S Hussien, P Patra, P Somasundaran and H El Shall
Bioleaching methods are environmentally benign and economical options for extraction of rare earth elements (REEs) from low grade REE ores. We conducted shake-flask and column bio-leaching (Acidithiob... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/206 Volume 2 Issue 2

Genotoxic Evidences of Glyphosate and Chlorpyriphos on Eisenia fetida Coelomocytes

Authors: Silvana Patricia Curieses, Maria Elena Saenz, Jose Luis Alberdi, Santiago Martinez, Marcelo L Larramendy and Walter Di Marzio
The widely use of pesticides in modern agricultural enables increased crop yields. However, pesticides residues can contaminate agricultural and adjacent lands and become an ecotoxicological threat to... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/205 Volume 2 Issue 2

Cyto and Genotoxicity of Positive and Negative Coated Silica Nanoparticles on Celomocytes of Earthworms Eisenia fetida (Oligochaeta, Annelida)

Authors: Di Marzio WD, Curieses S, Scodeller P, Alberdi JL and Saenz ME
To understand and assess the effects of nanoparticles (NPs) on the environment, should be well established quantitatively the concentration-response relationships. Also relate the potential effects on... Read more

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Editorial Article   |   10.36959/742/204 Volume 2 Issue 1

A Systems Approach to Near Surface Disposal Facility Design

Authors: Joseph H Rustick and James H Clarke
A fundamental near-surface disposal challenge is the development and use of a risk-informed and performance-based decision tool that incorporates the impacts of waste, waste form and waste container-s... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/203 Volume 2 Issue 1

An Overview of the Effects of Heavy Metals Content in Wastewater on Anammox Bacteria

Authors: Cherh Yih Mak, Jih-Gaw Lin and Mohammed JK Bashir
The application of Anammox process in treating nitrogen rich wastewater had been more preferable since the discovery of Anammox process and Anammox bacteria at 1999 due to the advantages of energy sav... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/742/202 Volume 2 Issue 1

Revised and Updated Systematic Inventory of Non-Marine Molluscs Occurring in the State of Santa Catarina/SC, Central Southern Brazil Region

Authors: A Ignacio Agudo-Padron
Based on the last list of non-marine molluscs from Santa Catarina state, published in 2014, the current inventory of continental molluscs (terrestrial and freshwater) occurring in the State of Santa C... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/201 Volume 2 Issue 1

Environmental Art and Environmental Beliefs: The Case of Plastic Bag Pollution in Oceans

Authors: Robert W Turner
This paper reports the results of two experiments exploring the impact of exposure to environmental art on environmental beliefs, using images of plastic bag pollution in oceans. Even though the exper... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/200 Volume 1 Issue 1

Temporal Variation of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Species Distribution on Total Phytoplankton Biomass in Eutrophic Lakes

Authors: Anusha Balangoda
To aid in the eutrophication management, the relationships between total algal biomass in response to varying nitrogen and phosphorus species concentrations, Volatile (VSS), and Total Suspended (TSS) ... Read more

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Review Article   |   10.36959/742/199 Volume 1 Issue 1

Sustainable Development and the Environment: Issues for the Asian Region

Authors: Gamini Herath
Sustainable Development (SD) received considerable attention since its inception as an overarching goal of economic and social development by the UN agencies and various other nations. SD emerged in r... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/198 Volume 1 Issue 1

Landslide Effect on an Oribatid-Mite Community in a Monsoon Forest

Authors: Hao-Chiang Chien, Ping-Chun Lucy Hou, Haggai Wasserstrom and Yosef Steinberger
Landslide-caused erosion of soil alters above ground plant cover and primary production, and is a major disturbance in forests and agro ecosystems in Taiwan. Bimonthly litter collections were conducte... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/197 Volume 1 Issue 1

Soil Ozonation for Nematode Disinfestation as an Alternative to Methyl Bromide and Nematicides

Authors: Nahed Msayleb, Ramesh Kanwar, Huaiqing Wu and J (Hans) van Leeuwen
Phytoparasitic nematodes are important pests that cause severe crop yield losses. In the past, methyl bromide and other proprietary nematicides have been used as management practices, but these practi... Read more

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Research Article   |   10.36959/742/196 Volume 1 Issue 1

Ozonation Efficacy in the Treatment of Soil-Borne Phytophthora sojae in Cultivating Soybeans

Authors: Nahed Msayleb, Ramesh Kanwar, Huaiqing Wu and J (Hans) van Leeuwen
Ozonation was studied for inactivating Phytophthora sojae, a predominant soybean pathogen that causes root and stem rot, and pre-and post-emergence soybean damping-off. Typically, fungicides are used ... Read more

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