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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Influence of watershed on the accumulation of heavy metals in sediments of urban rivers under tropical conditions: Case of N’djili and Lukaya rivers in Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo

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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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Assessing alteration of leaf litter breakdown rate influenced by dam operation in Nakatsugawa River and Arakawa River, Central Japan

The process of leaf litter breakdown is essential as a main energy source for aquatic life in stream ecosystems. This process is complicated due to the interaction among the stream's physical, chemical,...

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Exploring the influence of hydrology on the threshold phosphorus-loading rate in shallow lakes

The Alternative Stable States Model describes the two contrasting conditions of shallow lakes that occur in response to external phosphorus (P) loading: 1) a clear-water, macrophyte-dominated state...

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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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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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