International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy

Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016

  • Natural Radioactivity in Water and Its Potential Human Health Risk in the Vicinity of Mkuju River Uranium Project in Tanzania

    Firmi P. Banzi, Peter K. Msaki, Najat K. Mohammed

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016
    Pages: 111-119
    Received: Jul. 29, 2016
    Accepted: Aug. 11, 2016
    Published: Aug. 29, 2016
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    Abstract: Consistent with best practices in uranium mining, the collection and use of site characterisation data are indispensable to ensure compliance with regulations. To comply with this requirement, two samples from each of the 47 locations were collected in an area of about 1300 km2 in the vicinity and concession area of the Mkuju River Project. The sam... Show More
  • Study of Heavy Metal Contaminations in Green Leafy Vegetables and Fruits of Kitwe District, Zambia

    John Siame, Kabanda Masenga, James Mulwanda

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016
    Pages: 120-125
    Received: Jul. 07, 2016
    Accepted: Aug. 05, 2016
    Published: Aug. 30, 2016
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    Abstract: The heavy metal concentrations of Cu, Ni, Zn, Co, Pb and Fe in fruits – Eggplant (Solanum melongena), Lemon (Citrus limon), Tomato (solanum lycopersicum) and Green Leafy Vegetables (GLV) – Pumpkin Leaves (telfairia occidentalis), Rape (brasicca napus), were analyzed. GLV and fruits were purchased from four different market locations (Chamboli, Chis... Show More
  • Climate Change Vulnerability of Pakistan Towards Natural Disasters: A Review

    Wahid Ullah, Nihei Takaaki

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016
    Pages: 126-132
    Received: Aug. 07, 2016
    Accepted: Aug. 17, 2016
    Published: Sep. 02, 2016
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    Abstract: The paper in hand is a review of scientific findings focusing on vulnerability of Pakistan in the context of climate change (CC). Since last decade, head to head episodes of natural disasters especially floods, leave the country`s people highly vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change due to its geographical location and socioeconomic c... Show More
  • Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Strategy on Rural Tourism Area: A Case of Mount Annapurna Trekking Route

    Prem Subedi, Shree Raj Shakya

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016
    Pages: 133-140
    Received: Aug. 05, 2016
    Accepted: Aug. 15, 2016
    Published: Sep. 05, 2016
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    Abstract: Tourism is one of the major industries in Nepal and rural tourism is an emerging dimension in the country. This paper explores the energy consumption and emission pattern up to 2030 in the commercial sector (Hotel and Lodge) of rural tourism and conservation area. Trekking route of Mount Annapurna base camp (4130 meter) was considered for study. Fr... Show More
  • Spatial Policy in Natural Resources Governance

    Reniko Gondo, Ezra Pedzisai

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016
    Pages: 141-154
    Received: Jul. 09, 2016
    Accepted: Aug. 03, 2016
    Published: Sep. 29, 2016
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    Abstract: Governance of natural resources includes issues of power, use, access and most importantly, responsibility. While many people assume natural resources to be free and open for all, most natural resources are in fact under form of governance, be it official or unofficial. Available studies are generally critical about the overall management and inter... Show More