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May 29, 2023Open    Access

Water Quality Monitoring in the Pra Basin of Ghana

Albert Ebo Duncan, Samuel Barnie, Martha Osei-Marfo, Samuel Nketia Boateng, George Acquaah, Gertrude Obo
This study is a water quality monitoring of physicochemical and metals of potential toxicity in the Pra Basin of Ghana. Four samples were collected from each of the eight sampling sites from upstream to downstream of the basin. Six major physicochemical parameters namely pH, turbidity, nitrates, phosphate, Chemical Oxygen Demand, and Biological Oxygen Demand were monitored. Four metals of potential toxicity namely arsenic (As), lead (Pb), manganese (Mn), and iron (Fe) were also monitored. The me...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

May 26, 2023Open    Access

Characterization of Woody Vegetation in the High Rice Fields of the Commune of Mlomp Oussouye (Ziguinchor, Senegal)

Babacar Faye
For several decades, the Commune of Mlomp in Lower Casamance (Senegal) has been confronted with a progressive evolution of its woody vegetation in the dry rice fields, causing a decline in rice production. Anthropogenic action combined with climatic conditions has played a role in the progression of woody flora in dry rice fields, which are supposed to be rice-growing areas. As these land areas were dedicated to agriculture before the 1970s, they have now experienced a strong regeneration of woo...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

May 25, 2023Open    Access

Adoptive National Park Management: Assessing the Governance and Institutional Capacity of CITES Implementation for Conservation in Sapo National Park, Liberia

Reagan Swen Bropleh
Management of wildlife species has recently become a global concern as most are threatened to near extinction or endangered. The establishment of national parks such as the Sapo National Park (SNP) in the 1980s as a conservation area has been found as one of many solutions for protection of wildlife species in Liberia. Nonetheless, due to various natural and anthropogenic drivers and pressures, the SNP is under consistent threat of losing its biodiversity integrity. Various factors including wea...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

May 18, 2023Open    Access

An In-Depth Analysis of Climate Change as a Driver of Natural Resource Conflict: A Study in Sambang—The Gambia

Omar Sambou, Muhammed Ceesay
Climate change is one of the most underreported triggers of conflict. The menace did not only cause crop failures and a decline in agricultural productivity but triggered violent resource conflicts in The Gambia. Drawing a case in Sambang, this paper seeks to provide a detailed analysis of climate change as a conflict driver. The study involved 258 persons through focus group discussions and interviews. The study found that climate change stressors caused violent conflicts within and amongst com...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

May 17, 2023Open    Access

Rainfall Variation over Andhra Pradesh and Comparison with All Indian Rainfall during El Nino/La Nina

Dantuluri Jyothi, Basavani Pushpanjali, Mantravadi Venkata Subrahmanyam
Indian monsoon onset over Kerala (climatological mean is on 1st June with a deviation of ±10 days, but there are some exceptions), then monsoon progresses throughout India. Over Andhra Pradesh (AP), the summer monsoon or Southwest monsoon provides rainfall from June through September. An El Nino/La Nina event affects global phenomena such as the summer monsoon. Nino 3.4 index served as an index for forecasting El Nino/La Nina events. Nino 3.4 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies were used for...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

May 17, 2023Open    Access

Exploring the Impacts of Ogoni/African Indigenous Knowledge (AIK) in Addressing Environmental Issues in Ogoniland, Nigeria

Lele Dominic Dummene
Environmental issues are predominant in rural areas where indigenous people reside. These environmental issues cover environmental, health, social, economic, and political issues that emanate from poor environmental management and unfair distribution of environmental resources. These issues have greatly affected the lives of the indigenous people and their daily activities. As these environmental issues grow in communities, environmental experts, scientists, and theorists have proposed and devel...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

Apr 28, 2023Open    Access

Ultraviolet Light (UV)-Induced Photocatalytic Degradation of Diclofenac Using Naturally Derived TiO2@rGO Composite

Lorenz E. Borromeo, Lea P. Bongat, John Patrick S. Nunez, Kirby F. Mendioro, Jocelyn R. Balisnomo
Diclofenac (DCF) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain in joint-related diseases. It is not completely metabolized after consumption and cannot be easily removed using conventional wastewater treatment. DCF has been detected in water bodies and may pose chronic effects on the endocrines of living organisms even at low-level exposure. Heterogeneous photocatalysis provides an alternative and efficient method of degrading DCF. In this study, the photocatalytic remov...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

Apr 28, 2023Open    Access

Avian Diversity in Nyangezi Wetlands: The Case of Nyamubanda Swamp in the Territory of Walungu, Sud-Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Gabriel Baguma, Cirhalwirwa Oliva Mugoli, Mirindi Pascal Murhula, Ngabo Vianney Mulema, Legrand Cirimwami
In this work, we assessed the diversity of bird species in the Nyamubanda swamp in Nyangezi, Walungu Territory, Sud-Kivu Province in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Field observations with binoculars with optical magnification 10 × 42.6 and capture with mist nets allowed us to explore four habitats: Papyrus, Sorghum fields, Woody landscape and Rice fields. A total of 203 individuals belonging to 27 species and regrouped in 19 families and 8 orders were found. The distribution of ab...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

Mar 31, 2023Open    Access

Human Impacts Onland Use and Land Cover Change in Lagha Bor Catchment, Wajir County, Kenya

Moses Muriuki, Joy Obando, Mary Makokha, Chris Shisanya, Justin Shifield, Francis Oloo, Chengxiu Liu, Fiona Ngaracu
Human activities are considered one of the main contributors towards environmental changes. An assessment of the impacts of land use and land cover changes is necessary to facilitate proper planning and management of environmental resources. The objective of this study was to determine the land use and land cover change hotspots and drivers in lagha bor catchment, Wajir County in Kenya. This was achieved by use of Google Earth Engine (GEE) where archived landsat images of 1986, 1990, 2000, 2010 ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

Mar 31, 2023Open    Access

Effects of Land Use and Land Cover Change on Catchment Water Balance in Lagha Bor Catchment, Wajir County Kenya

Moses Muriuki, Joy Obando, Mary Makokha, Chris Shisanya, Justin Shifield, Ryan Bailey
Groundwater is one of the most important water sources relied upon especially in arid and semi-arid areas where surface water is limited. The sustainability of groundwater resources has been under threat due to land use and land cover changes. This study aims to determine the effects of land use and land cover changes on integrated surface and groundwater resources within the Lagha-Bor catchment for the period 1990 to 2020. Landsat images of 1990, 2000, 2010 and 2020 were used along with integra...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023


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