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  1. Content type: Research

    Heavy metal contamination of aquatic environment has attracted global attention owing to its abundance, persistence, and environmental toxicity, especially in developing countries like Bangladesh. Five heavy m...

    Authors: Ai-jun Wang, Ahmed Kawser, Yong-hang Xu, Xiang Ye, Seema Rani and Ke-liang Chen

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2079

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    The aim of this study is to explore the use of lichens as biomonitors of the impact of nickel mining and ore treatment on the atmosphere in the New Caledonian archipelago (South Pacific Ocean); both activities...

    Authors: Camille Pasquet, Pauline Le Monier, Fabrice Monna, Christophe Durlet, Benjamin Brigaud, Rémi Losno, Carmela Chateau, Christine Laporte-Magoni and Peggy Gunkel-Grillon

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2022

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    This study investigated the potential effect of climate changes on stormwater pollution runoff characteristics and the treatment efficiency of a stormwater retention pond in a 95 ha catchment in Denmark. An in...

    Authors: Anitha Kumari Sharma, Luca Vezzaro, Heidi Birch, Karsten Arnbjerg-Nielsen and Peter Steen Mikkelsen

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1984

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  4. Content type: Research

    A study on a population of pigeons on the University of South Africa’s Muckleneuk campus was conducted over 2 years. Counts were conducted during a baseline year (March 2013–February 2014) to establish the pig...

    Authors: E. Harris, E. P. de Crom, J. Labuschagne and A. Wilson

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1884

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    Samples of 226 new improved and 21 indigenous rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties were collected from the rice fields in three climatic zones of Sri Lanka and concentrations of 18 trace elements (Li, B, Al, Cr, Mn, ...

    Authors: Saranga Diyabalanage, Thamara Navarathna, Hemalika T. K. Abeysundara, Sanath Rajapakse and Rohana Chandrajith

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1864

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  6. Content type: Research

    Our scientific view on climate change adaptation (CCA) is unsatisfying in many ways: It is often dominated by a modernistic perspective of planned pro-active adaptation, with a selective focus on measures dire...

    Authors: Heidelinde Grüneis, Marianne Penker and Karl-Michael Höferl

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1848

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  7. Content type: Research

    The microbial β-mannanases have been increasingly exploited for bioconversion of biomass materials and various potential industrial applications, such as bleaching of softwood pulps, scouring and desizing, food a...

    Authors: Jingping Ge, Renpeng Du, Dan Zhao, Gang Song, Man Jin and Wenxiang Ping

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1824

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  8. Content type: Technical note

    Sorption and biodegradation are the primary processes of organic pollution remediation in aquatic and soil/sediment environments. While researchers have substantially reported their findings regarding these pr...

    Authors: Bao Son Trinh, Brian Reid and Kevin Hiscock

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1842

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  9. Content type: Research

    Geogenic and anthropogenic activities introduce certain metals into the environment which tend to deteriorate the quality of both surface and groundwater in the Bosomtwe Crater Lake and its surroundings. In th...

    Authors: Noah Kyame Asare-Donkor, Thomas Asare Boadu and Anthony Apeke Adimado

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1812

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  10. Content type: Research

    With regard to previously reported Lead (Pb) and Chromium (Cr) contamination in egg, a semi-quantitative assessment of the general environment of Bangladesh is carried out through nation-wide sampling of commo...

    Authors: A. M. M. Maruf Hossain, M. Shahidul Islam, M. Mustafa Mamun, H. M. Al-Jonaed, M. Imran, M. Hasibur Rahman, M. Azizul Islam Kazi and Syed Fazle Elahi

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1803

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