International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy

Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019

  • Artisans’ Willingness-to-Pay for Safe Collection and Recycling of Used Automobile Lead-Acid Batteries in Kumasi, Ghana

    Evelyn Delali Ahiale, Emmanuel Dartey, Isaac Abunyuwah

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: Oct. 05, 2018
    Accepted: Jan. 25, 2019
    Published: Feb. 22, 2019
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    Abstract: Growing demand for automobiles has logically led to the generation of huge quantities of used Lead-Acid Battery (LAB) which are usually found stockpiling in and around car-repair shops all over Ghana. The reclamation and recycling of spent LABs in the country is mainly unregulated and informal and therefore not done in a sustainable and eco-friendl... Show More
  • Acid Drainage Potential of Rocks in South-Western Ghana

    Grace Ofori-Sarpong, Richard Kwasi Amankwah

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 9-16
    Received: Dec. 27, 2018
    Accepted: Jan. 31, 2019
    Published: Feb. 28, 2019
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    Abstract: The generation of acid in reactive sulphide-containing rocks is a major global problem confronting advanced countries, and serving as a wake-up call for developing countries like Ghana. South-western Ghana hosts two major gold belts, which house ten large-scale mining companies, several small-scale mining companies, farms and other activities. The ... Show More
  • Regional Scale Dynamic Prediction of Energy Ecological Footprint and Its Influencing Factors

    Luyun Liu, Jian Zheng, Guo Li, Yan Wang

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 17-23
    Received: Dec. 06, 2018
    Accepted:
    Published: Mar. 08, 2019
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    Abstract: The regional energy ecological footprint is an important evaluation index which can reveal the energy consumption on regional environmental pressure and sustainable development. First, the study relied on EEF (energy ecological footprint) method to calculate the ecological footprint, the energy ecological footprint and the ecological capacity. Whil... Show More
  • Noise Levels and Frequency Response from Religious Houses in Portharcourt City Local Government Area

    Ononugbo Chinyere Philomina, Avwiri Eseroghene

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 24-31
    Received: Jan. 15, 2019
    Accepted: Feb. 25, 2019
    Published: Mar. 16, 2019
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    Abstract: Introduction: Noise pollution in churches is one of the health challenges facing developing nations of the world. Both Pastors/Reverends are exposed to different sound levels during church services, many of which can last for hours. According to the Nigerian National Environmental standard and regulation Act 2007, the maximum permissible noise leve... Show More
  • Methodology of Species Diversity Indicators and Terrestrial Vertebrate Numbers Assessment from the Example of the Zone Affected by the Planned Nizhnezeisk Water Reservoir

    Sergey Podolsky, Vyacheslav Kastrikin, Mikhail Parilov, Klara Pavlova, Lilia Levik

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 32-38
    Received: Oct. 17, 2018
    Accepted: Nov. 27, 2018
    Published: Apr. 02, 2019
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    Abstract: Comparative assessment of the importance of nature conservation in different shoreline areas has become a relevant task as the strategy of sparing management of natural resources is developed for areas impacted by existing and planned water reservoirs. Integral biodiversity indices that characterize species diversity along with abundance parameters... Show More