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    Contamination from mercury and other heavy metals in a mining district in Ghana: discerning recent trends from sediment core analysis

    Many years of gold mining in Ghana has generated huge environmental legacy issues, particularly contamination from heavy metals and metalloids. The present study evaluated the contamination from arsenic (As), ...

    Jonathan N. Hogarh, Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, Daniel Nukpezah, Osei Akoto and Sam Adu-Kumi

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:15

    Published on: 12 April 2016

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    Factors affecting farmers’ coping and adaptation strategies to perceived trends of declining rainfall and crop productivity in the central Rift valley of Ethiopia

    Farmers apply several and often different farmer-specific strategies to cope with and adapt to the perceived trend of declining rainfall and crop productivity. A better understanding of the factors affecting f...

    Zenebe Adimassu and Aad Kessler

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:13

    Published on: 15 March 2016

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    Water accessibility impact on girl and women’s participation in education and other development activities: the case of Wuchale and Jidda Woreda, Ethiopia

    Ethiopia has huge water resource potential. However, it contributed little to access to clean and safe drinking water supply and socio-economic development. The objective of this study was to assess water acce...

    Getachew Demie, Mulugeta Bekele and Berhanu Seyoum

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:11

    Published on: 5 March 2016

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    Influence of mining related activities on levels of mercury in water, sediment and fish from the Ankobra and Tano River basins in South Western Ghana

    Mercury (Hg) used in gold amalgamation is a major source of contamination in developing countries. The present study evaluates the concentrations of total mercury in water, sediment and fish from the Ankobra a...

    Noah Kyame Asare-Donkor and Anthony Apeke Adimado

    Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:5

    Published on: 1 February 2016

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    Spectral methods for imputation of missing air quality data

    Air quality is well recognized as a contributing factor for various physical phenomena and as a public health risk factor. Consequently, there is a need for an accurate way to measure the level of exposure to...

    Shai Moshenberg, Uri Lerner and Barak Fishbain

    Environmental Systems Research 2015 4:26

    Published on: 22 December 2015

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    Physicochemical quality of drinking water sources in Ethiopia and its health impact: a retrospective study

    This retrospective study was aimed to examine the distribution of some physicochemical parameters and its health impact in selected drinking water sources of Ethiopia. The study used 983 water samples collecte...

    Zinabu Assefa Alemu, Kirubel Tesfaye Teklu, Tsigereda Assefa Alemayehu, Kifle Habte Balcha and Sisay Derso Mengesha

    Environmental Systems Research 2015 4:22

    Published on: 25 November 2015

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    Assessment of ecological quality of hot springs in the Eastern Amhara Region

    Currently in Ethiopia, Ecotourism is expanding around hot springs, and the increasing recognition of the value of this smokeless industry suggests that there will be a rekindling of interest in thermal springs...

    Sisay Derso, Abebe Beyene, Melaku Getachew and Argaw Ambelu

    Environmental Systems Research 2015 4:19

    Published on: 26 October 2015

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