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  1. Levels of naturally occurring radioactive materials prior to processing of gold ore within and around the new eastern concession area of Perseus Mining (Ghana) Limited were carried out to ascertain the baseli...

    Authors: A. Faanu, O. K. Adukpo, L. Tettey-Larbi, H. Lawluvi, D. O. Kpeglo, E. O. Darko, G. Emi-Reynolds, R. A. Awudu, C. Kansaana, P. A. Amoah, A. O. Efa, A. D. Ibrahim, B. Agyeman, R. Kpodzro and L. Agyeman
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:98
  2. In 2010, Universitas Indonesia (UI) developed the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking for universities to share information about their sustainability practices. This ranking system was well aligned with ...

    Authors: Ronnachai Tiyarattanachai and Nicholas M. Hollmann
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:84
  3. The minimum relative entropy (MRE) method has been applied in a wide variety of fields since it was first introduced. Woodbury and Ulrych (Water Resour Res 29(8): 2847–2860, 1993, Water Resour Res 32(9): 2671–268...

    Authors: Fausto Cupola, Maria Giovanna Tanda and Andrea Zanini
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:656
  4. The practical utilization of available modern as well as traditional weather forecasting systems builds herders’ resiliency capacity to climatic shocks. The precision and reliability of the forecasting system ...

    Authors: Desalegn Yayeh Ayal, Solomon Desta, Getachew Gebru, James Kinyangi, John Recha and Maren Radeny
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:617
  5. The Larsemann Hills is an ice-free area of approximately 50 km2, located halfway between the Vestfold Hills and the Amery Ice Shelf on the south-eastern coast of Prydz Bay, Princess Elizabeth Land, East Antarcti...

    Authors: Abhishek Chauhan, Pawan K. Bharti, Pankaj Goyal, Ajit Varma and Tanu Jindal
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:582
  6. The population density of Kashmir gray langurs (Semnopithecus ajax) was studied in Dachigam National Park (DNP), Kashmir using distance sampling method. A total of 13 transects (1.5–2.5 km in length) were surveye...

    Authors: Zaffar Rais Mir, Athar Noor, Bilal Habib and Gopi Govindan Veeraswami
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:562
  7. A laboratory study on the bioremediation of diesel contaminated soil with the earthworm Eudrilus eugeniae (Kingberg) was conducted. 5 ml of diesel was contaminated into soils in replicates and inoculated with E. ...

    Authors: Ogheneruemu Abraham Ekperusi and Iruobe Felix Aigbodion
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:540
  8. Pollution by metals may adversely affect organisms through the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). In this study, we examined the sublethal effects of two metals, copper and cadmium, on horseshoe crab (L...

    Authors: Mary G. Hamilton, Christopher Esposito, Mia Malin, Lucas R. Cusumano and Mark L. Botton
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:504
  9. We measured chlorophyll (chl) concentration and chl a/b ratio in Sphagnum balticum, S. jensenii, and S. lindbergii, sampled after 7 and 8 years of ultraviolet-B (UVB) and temperature manipulation in an open fiel...

    Authors: Anna Hyyryläinen, Pasi Rautio, Minna Turunen and Satu Huttunen
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:478
  10. The experimental cage culture was conducted at Shirati bay, Lake Victoria from February to August 2013, to investigate the impacts of the small scale cage culture on the environment. Three locations along the ...

    Authors: Benedicto Boniphace Kashindye, P. Nsinda, R. Kayanda, G. W. Ngupula, C. A. Mashafi and C. N. Ezekiel
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:475
  11. A visual census of marine litter on the seafloor of the Saronikos Gulf (Greece) is presented in the current work. The abundance and qualitative composition of benthic marine litter were investigated in two se...

    Authors: C. Ioakeimidis, G. Papatheodorou, G. Fermeli, N. Streftaris and E. Papathanassiou
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:463
  12. Southeast Texas houses a precipitation transition zone between drier conditions to the North and West and some of the wettest parts of the continental U.S. to the East. The Region has seen an increase in its r...

    Authors: Robert Kennedy Smith
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:449
  13. Environmental hazards were shown to have an impact on cell proliferation (CP). We investigated CP of lymphocytes in umbilical cord blood in relation to prenatal environmental exposures in a sample of 346 Arab-...

    Authors: Lena Novack, Esther Manor, Elena Gurevich, Maayan Yitshak-Sade, Daniella Landau, Batia Sarov, Reli Hershkovitz, Doron Dukler, Tali Vodonos and Isabella Karakis
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:372
  14. Anthropogenic atmospheric CO2 reacts with water to form carbonic acid (H2CO3) which increases water acidity. While marine acidification has received recent consideration, less attention has been paid to the effec...

    Authors: Hugh Lefcort, David A Cleary, Aaron M Marble, Morgan V Phillips, Timothy J Stoddard, Lara M Tuthill and James R Winslow
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:267
  15. Endophytes colonize an ecological niche similar to that of phytopathogens, which make them candidate for disease suppression. Anthracnose is a disease caused by Colletotrichum spp., a phytopathogen that can infec...

    Authors: Andréa Cristina Bogas, Almir José Ferreira, Welington Luiz Araújo, Spartaco Astolfi-Filho, Elliot Watanabe Kitajima, Paulo Teixeira Lacava and João Lúcio Azevedo
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:258
  16. We used a new data set of relocated earthquakes recorded by the Seismic Network of Northeastern Sonora, Mexico (RESNES) to characterize the attenuation of S-waves in the fault zone of the 1887 Sonora earthquake (

    Authors: Gina P Villalobos-Escobar and Raúl R Castro
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:747

    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2015 4:116

  17. Here we investigate the allocation of resources between growth and reproduction by surveying the dynamics of natural populations of the aquatic detritivorous mudsnail Potamopyrgus antipodarum from two interconnec...

    Authors: Jaap Dorgelo, Harm G van der Geest and Ellard R Hunting
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:736
  18. Transformation of natural land cover (LC) into modified LC has become inevitable due to growing human needs. Nevertheless, landscape transformational patterns during reclamation of mine damaged lands remain va...

    Authors: Effah K Antwi, John Boakye-Danquah, Stephen B Asabere, Kazuhiko Takeuchi and Gerhard Wiegleb
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:702
  19. The white-rot fungus Phlebia sp. strain MG-60 was proposed as a candidate for integrated fungal fermentation process (IFFP), which unifies aerobic delignification and semi-aerobic consolidated biological processi...

    Authors: Yumi Yamasaki, Megumi Yamaguchi, Kenji Yamagishi, Hirofumi Hirai, Ryuichiro Kondo, Ichiro Kamei and Sadatoshi Meguro
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:699
  20. Telescopium telescopium, a marine mollusc collected from Sundarban mangrove, belongs to the largest mollusca phylum in the world and exudes a blue secretion when stimulated mechanically. The blue secretion was fo...

    Authors: Bapi Gorain, Sumon Chakraborty, Murari Mohan Pal, Ratul Sarkar, Samir Kumar Samanta, Sanmoy Karmakar and Tuhinadri Sen
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:666
  21. The region of Beni-Ilmane (District of M’sila, north-central Algeria) was the site of an earthquake sequence that started on 14 May 2010. This sequence, which lasted several months, was triggered by conjugate ...

    Authors: Issam Abacha, Ivan Koulakov, Fethi Semmane and Abd Karim Yelles-Chaouche
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:650
  22. Several different classifications to characterize estuarine systems have been proposed. In this present paper, one of the most important estuaries in North Africa, the Oued Loukkos (Morocco), forms a case-stud...

    Authors: Mohamed Ali Geawhari, Lloyd Huff, Nadia Mhammdi, Athena Trakadas and Abdellah Ammar
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:643
  23. A perlite sample representative of an operating mine in Milos was investigated with respect to the type and spatial distribution of water. A set of different methods was used which finally provided a consisten...

    Authors: Stephan Kaufhold, Anke Reese, Werner Schwiebacher, Reiner Dohrmann, Georg H Grathoff, Laurence N Warr, Matthias Halisch, Cornelia Müller, Ulrich Schwarz-Schampera and Kristian Ufer
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:598
  24. This study sets out to verify the key predictors of the dynamics of the arable production per capita index, the arable production and permanent crop land and forest area at a national scale in Cameroon. To ach...

    Authors: Epule Terence Epule, Christopher Robin Bryant, Cherine Akkari, Mamadou Adama Sarr and Changhui Peng
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:597
  25. El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is an important driver of interannual variations in climate and ecosystem productivity in tropical regions. However, detailed information about this important phenomenon of ...

    Authors: Palanisamy Satheesh Kumar, Gopalakrishna N Pillai and Ushadevi Manjusha
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:591

    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2014 3:730

  26. The growing quality and availability of spatial map layers (e.g., climate, geology, and land use) allow stream studies, which historically have occurred over small areas like a single watershed or stream reach...

    Authors: Yin-Phan Tsang, Daniel Wieferich, Kuolin Fung, Dana M Infante and Arthur R Cooper
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:589
  27. This study documents the complete larval development of the Monkey River Prawn Macrobrachium lar using a new greenwater rearing technique. Approximately 6,000 larvae were reared for 110 days at an initial stockin...

    Authors: Monal M. Lal, Johnson Seeto and Timothy D. Pickering
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:568
  28. Vamizi, an Island located in the Western Indian Ocean, is visited by a small and not fully characterized green turtle (Chelonia mydas (L.)) population. This population is threatened by natural hazards and several...

    Authors: Rita Anastácio, Camila Santos, Cardoso Lopes, Helena Moreira, Luis Souto, Jorge Ferrão, Julie Garnier and Mário J. Pereira
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:540
  29. Endosulfan is an organochloride and persistent pesticide that has caused concern because of its impact in the environment and its toxicity to and bioaccumulation in living organisms. In this study, we isolated...

    Authors: Mariana Romero-Aguilar, Efrain Tovar-Sánchez, Enrique Sánchez-Salinas, Patricia Mussali-Galante, Juan Carlos Sánchez-Meza, María Luisa Castrejón-Godínez, Edgar Dantán-González, Miguel Ángel Trujillo-Vera and Ma Laura Ortiz-Hernández
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:536
  30. Degradation of Petroleum-plastics like Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is a budding challenge due to increasing white pollution. The present investigation has focused the aspect through microbial assisted biod...

    Authors: Mayuri Bhatia, Amandeep Girdhar, Archana Tiwari and Anuraj Nayarisseri
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:497
  31. As the cost of mineral fertilisers increases globally, organic soil amendments (OAs) from agricultural sources are increasingly being used as substitutes for nitrogen. However, the impact of OAs on the product...

    Authors: Dai H Nguyen, Johannes Biala, Peter R Grace, Clemens Scheer and David W Rowlings
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:491