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Heavy metal concentration in irrigation water, soil and dietary risk assessment of Amaranthus viridis grown in peri-urban areas in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

The urban agriculture in developing countries plays a huge important socioeconomic role in confronting the challenge of eradicating hunger, improving food security and the social daily life of the population....

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Resilience and sustainable development goals based social-ecological indicators and assessment of coastal urban areas ——A case study of Dapeng New District, Shenzhen, China

The coastal area, with its fragile environment and the characteristics of both marine and terrestrial, is getting increasing attention globally, highlighting a critical need to form a systematic management...

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A critical review on various trophic transfer routes of microplastics in the context of the Indian coastal ecosystem

Microplastics irrespective of their myriad sources eventually are discharged into the world's oceans, posing a serious threat to marine life. Evidence has shown the increasing threat posed by accumulation...

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Recent progress in coupled surface–ground water models and their potential in watershed hydro-biogeochemical studies: A review

•Recent progress in coupled surface-ground water models were reviewed.•SWAT–MODFLOW model has a rapid development and wide application since 1999.•Models focus on hydrologic processes, solute transport...

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Detection of historical landscape changes in Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya, using remote sensing multi-spectral indices

•Detecting landscape changes is vital for decision-making in management.•Multi-spectral remote sensing indices are effective in analyzing urbanization.•Wetlands, vegetated landscapes and farm lands...

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Resilience of coastal communities to climate change in Bangladesh: Research gaps and future directions

The assessment of resilience for people, places, and systems to climate-change hazards is essential for understanding how to reduce disaster risks. Globally, a number of resilience assessment methodologies...

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Hydrological connectivity, surface water quality and distribution of fish species within sub-locations of an urban oxbow lake, East India

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Integrated water resources management for an inland river basin in China

There is a crucial need to achieve a more sustainable management of the world's water resources with serious water scarcity and water pollution. The trans-basin movement of water faces major environmental...

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Exploring biosorption properties of Litchi chinensis peel for a cationic dye Rhodamine 6G in Liquid/Solid phase system: Kinetics and equilibrium studies

•The Rhodamine 6G (Rh6G), a cationic dye.•Litchi Chinensis peel powder was employed in native condition as biosorbent.•Adsorption and Kinetics and Isotherm studies were performed in the liquid/solid...

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Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in edible tissue of crab (Scylla serrata) from an estuarine Ramsar site in Kerala, South India

Wetlands are under severe threat due to anthropogenic activities and pollutants. Many pollutants such as heavy metals may accumulate to a hazardous level. In the present study, Scylla serrata, the mud...

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Sources of terrestrial nitrogen and phosphorus mobilization in South and South East Asian coastal ecosystems

•N and P from land conversions, fertilizer and sewage in two coastal watersheds.•Land conversions reduced soil carbon, with variable effects on N and P.•Fertilizer was the largest source of N and P...

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Welfare impacts of water security in Kenya: Evidence from the Upper Ewaso Ngiro North Catchment Area

•Improved water security can increase household income, and reduce exposure to water-related diseases.•Water insecurity in sub-catchment areas is existential and should be addressed with urgency to...

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Assessment of water, soil contamination and land cover changes in Sims and Vince Bayou urban watersheds of Houston, Texas

•The N, P, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn concentrations in water samples of Sims and Vince Bayou can pose threat to aquatic organisms.•The Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn exceeded the levels of soil background concentrations...

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A background review and ecological risk assessment of the tactical basin plan for the Otter Creek Basin watershed ecosystem restoration project in central Vermont, USA

•A conceptual site model of a watershed ecosystem in central Vermont, USA.•A baseline setting prior to the impact of Hurricane Irene.•Systematic literature review of regulatory milestone reports from...

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Copper, zinc, manganese, cadmium and chromium in crabs from the mangrove wetlands in Qi'ao Island, South China: Levels, bioaccumulation and dietary exposure

Mangrove wetlands are under increasing pollution pressure from human activities due to rapid industrialization and urbanization of coastal regions. Many pollutants such as heavy metals may be accumulated...

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Mapping the spatio-temporal dynamics of global mangrove crabs to reveal its status and challenges: A bibliometric evaluation of research output during 1980–2016

•A bibliometric analysis reveals research tendencies of mangrove crabs from 1980 to 2016.•The average annual output of the publications was low.•Brazil, Australia, USA, China, and Kenya were the top...

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Alum, Chitin and Sago as coagulants for the optimization of process parameters focussing on coagulant dose and mixing speed

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Development of a pH-paralleling approach of quantifying six-category pharmaceuticals in surface water using SPE-HPLC-MS/MS

•A SPE-HPLC-MS/MS method for simultaneous analysis of six-category pharmaceuticals.•Two water portions were adjusted to pH 3 and 9 but both spiked with 0.2 g Na2EDTA.•Quantified 94 compounds of 6 categories...

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Assessment of ecosystem health status using benthic diversity as tools in coastal sediments off the South West Coast, India

•Benthic diversity and ecosystem health were examined in coastal sediments of South West Tamil Nadu.•AMBI & M−AMBI results showed that among the 14 stations, 2 were categorized as “poor” and 9 as “bad.”•Ecosystem...

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Sustainable water resource management using surface-groundwater modelling: Motueka-Riwaka Plains, New Zealand

•Demand for water is increasing in the Motueka-Riwaka Plains.•The aquifer system is highly connected to surface water bodies.•Over-abstraction of groundwater increases the potential for saltwater intrusion.•Anthropogenic...

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Biochemical and genotoxic effects of some pesticides on the Egyptian Toads, Sclerophrys regularis (Reuss, 1833)

•Bifenthrin was highly toxic to the Egyptian toads, followed by temephos, glyphosate and then CuSO4.•These pesticides could change the genetic and biochemical parameters of the Egyptian toads.•The Egyptian...

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Using biochar to purify runoff in road verges of urbanised watersheds: A large-scale field lysimeter study

Urban runoff from traffic areas is a major source of pollution that degrades the quality of adjacent surface waters. Green infrastructure provided by the substantial amount of roadside land at urban...

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The bounded inverse Weibull distribution: An extreme value alternative for application to environmental maxima?

•Extreme value modelling is proposed based on reciprocals of positive block maxima•S-shaped Gumbel plots are predicted, reflecting bounded environmental variables...

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Interaction of spatial sulfur patterns between urban air and woody species of the Pearl River Delta, southern China

Sulfur (S) uptakes by woody plants might indicate the presence of urban air pollution in the form of sulfur dioxide (SO2), which is one of the most important pollutants worldwide. The present study...

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