Earth and Environmental Sciences

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    Human health risks from heavy metals in fish of Buriganga river, Bangladesh

    Heavy metals are known to cause deleterious effects on human health through food chain. Human health risks were evaluated from consumption of heavy metal contaminated fish from Buriganga River in Bangladesh. W...

    Md. Kawser Ahmed, Mohammad Abdul Baki, Goutam Kumar Kundu, Md. Saiful Islam, Md. Monirul Islam and Md. Muzammel Hossain

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1697

    Published on: 3 October 2016

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    Determinants of adaptation choices to climate change by sheep and goat farmers in Northern Ethiopia: the case of Southern and Central Tigray, Ethiopia

    The livestock sector serves as a foremost source of revenue for rural people, particularly in many developing countries. Among the livestock species, sheep and goats are the main source of livelihood for rural...

    Fikeremaryam Birara Feleke, Melaku Berhe, Getachew Gebru and Dana Hoag

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1692

    Published on: 1 October 2016

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    Enhanced mesoscale climate projections in TAR and AR5 IPCC scenarios: a case study in a Mediterranean climate (Araucanía Region, south central Chile)

    Climate change scenarios are computed on a large scale, not accounting for local variations presented in historical data and related to human scale. Based on historical records, we validate a baseline (1962–19...

    R. Orrego, R. Abarca-del-Río, A. Ávila and L. Morales

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1669

    Published on: 28 September 2016

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    Discrete element modeling of a mining-induced rock slide

    Slopes are subjected to stress redistributions during underground mining activities, and this may eventually cause deformation or landslide. This paper takes Madaling landslide in Guizhou Province, China as a ...

    JianJun Zhao, JianGuo Xiao, Min Lee Lee and YunTao Ma

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1633

    Published on: 21 September 2016

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    Implication of Paris Agreement in the context of long-term climate mitigation goals

    The Paris Agreement confirmed the global aim to achieve a long-term climate goal, in which the global increase in mean temperature is kept below 2 °C compared to the preindustrial level. We investigated the im...

    Shinichiro Fujimori, Xuanming Su, Jing-Yu Liu, Tomoko Hasegawa, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Toshihiko Masui and Maho Takimi

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1620

    Published on: 20 September 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2017 5:2118

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    Microbial nitrification in throughfall of a Japanese cedar associated with archaea from the tree canopy

    To investigate the nitrification potential of phyllospheric microbes, we incubated throughfall samples collected under the canopies of Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) and analyzed the transformation of inor...

    Keiji Watanabe, Ayato Kohzu, Wataru Suda, Shigeki Yamamura, Takejiro Takamatsu, Akio Takenaka, Masami Kanao Koshikawa, Seiji Hayashi and Mirai Watanabe

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1596

    Published on: 17 September 2016

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    Evaluation of different digital elevation models for analyzing drainage morphometric parameters in a mountainous terrain: a case study of the Supin–Upper Tons Basin, Indian Himalayas

    With myriad geospatial datasets now available for terrain information extraction and particularly streamline demarcation, there arises questions regarding the scale, accuracy and sensitivity of the initial da...

    Sayantan Das, Priyank Pravin Patel and Somasis Sengupta

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1544

    Published on: 13 September 2016

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    Air quality index from charcoal production sites, carboxyheamoglobin and lung function among occupationally exposed charcoal workers in South Western Nigeria

    Charcoal production is often accompanied with gaseous and particulate emission into the atmosphere and occupationally exposed workers could be affected. This cross sectional comparative study was carried out t...

    O. O. Olujimi, G. R. E. E. Ana, O. O. Ogunseye and V. T. Fabunmi

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1546

    Published on: 13 September 2016

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    Role of ligninolytic enzymes of white rot fungi (Pleurotus spp.) grown with azo dyes

    Total three Pleurotus species (P. ostreatus, P. sapidus, P. florida) was compared for ligninolytic enzyme production grown with Coralene Golden Yellow, Coralene Navy Blue and Coralene Dark Red azo dyes in liquid ...

    Prashant D. Kunjadia, Gaurav V. Sanghvi, Anju P. Kunjadia, Pratap N. Mukhopadhyay and Gaurav S. Dave

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1487

    Published on: 5 September 2016

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