International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy

Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014

  • Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Fish Sourced from Environmentally Stressed Axis of River Niger: Threat to Ecosystem and Public Health

    Ezeonyejiaku Chigozie Damian, Nwuba Lucy Afulenu, Obiakor Maximilian Obinna, Okonkwo Chidumeje Ndidi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 126-131
    Received: Jun. 21, 2014
    Accepted: Jun. 30, 2014
    Published: Jul. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: Pollution of freshwater ecosystems is alarmingly becoming high in Nigeria with attendant public health effects on the dependent populations. Fish, a source of protein with pronounced placement on local food menu is now considered an important dietary threat of heavy metal toxicity via consumptions. Bioaccumulation of heavy metals (copper, zinc and ... Show More
  • Status of Recycling Plastic Bottles in Japan and a Comparison of the Energy Costs of Different Recycling Methods

    Masakazu Yamashita, Shin-ichiro Matsumoto

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 132-137
    Received: Apr. 20, 2014
    Accepted: May 08, 2014
    Published: Aug. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: The present study explains the status of recycling plastic bottles in Japan and recycling methods, and examines whether or not they are effective in terms of reducing energy consumption. The results of the study suggest that it is unwise to use plastic bottles as containers for tea, water, soft drinks, and other beverages in the first place, and th... Show More
  • Trends and Shifts in Time Series of Rainfall and Runoff in the Gambia River Watershed

    Vieux Boukhaly Traore, Soussou Sambou, Mohamed Talla Cisse, Séni Tamba, Sidy Fall, Amadou Tahirou Diaw, Hyacinthe Sambou, Malanda Edmond Nimy

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 138-146
    Received: Aug. 07, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 20, 2014
    Published: Aug. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: For several decades, climate change and climate variability issues and their impacts on the hydrological regime of rivers have constituted a major topic for hydroclimatological sciences research and water resources planning policies. Understanding of these issues needs enough long time series of rainfall and runoff data covering a large period, and... Show More