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  1. Content type: Research

    Soil and water conservation (SWC) has been implemented in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia since 1985. Besides this, the agricultural development strategy of the region which was derived from the national agricul...

    Authors: Solomon Hishe, James Lyimo and Woldeamlak Bewket

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:26

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    Barapukuria coal mine which has been operating from 2002 is situated in such a location that is dependent on agriculture. Pollution from Coal mining poses a huge risk to the ecosystem and surrounding soil. So,...

    Authors: Md. Mustafizur Rahman, M. Farhad Howladar and Mohammed Omar Faruque

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:24

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    In Himalayas, particularly Jammu and Kashmir, where 85% of people depend on agriculture and allied sectors, 70% of agriculture is rain-fed. While the Himalayas, highly seismic, contribute highest in sediment t...

    Authors: Mohd Zeeshan, Mohd Azhar Ali, P. A. Azeez and Edita Baltrėnaite

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:22

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    The land use plays a crucial role for a particular watershed along with many other identified and accepted factors. Momentarily, land cover practices are unorganised in most river basins of Nepal. The study ai...

    Authors: Jay Krishna Thakur, Kapil Khanal and Kabita Poudyal

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:19

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    Land use/land cover (LU/LC) change is the challenging and continuous drivers of environment change. Understanding the rate and process of change is, therefore, basic for managing the environment. This study wa...

    Authors: Temesgen Gashaw, Taffa Tulu, Mekuria Argaw and Abeyou W. Worqlul

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:17

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    This study assessed the health and environmental impacts of artisanal gold mining in Ijesha-land, Osun State, Southwestern Nigeria. Fifty-four environmental samples were collected between 2011 and 2012 and ana...

    Authors: J. A. Awomeso, A. M. Taiwo, E. O. Dada and O. O. Ayantobo

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:18

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  7. Content type: Research

    Land resource management measures, such as soil bund, trench, check dams and plantation had been practiced in Melaka watershed, Ethiopia since 2010. The objective of this study is to assess the impact of above...

    Authors: Asnake Mekuriaw

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:16

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  8. Content type: Research

    The present study introduces an alternate tool of laboratory analysis named Soil Health Card (SHC) for soil quality monitoring and routine field observations by farmers.

    Authors: S. M. Didar-Ul Islam, Mohammad Amir Hossain Bhuiyan, Mohammad Mohinuzzaman, Md. Hassan Ali and Shaila Rahman Moon

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:15

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  9. Content type: Research

    Effectiveness of Rhizobium inoculation is determined by common bean genotypes. Environmental factors also affect common bean genotypes-Rhizobium-symbiosis. The effect of common bean genotypes-Rhizobium strains-en...

    Authors: Anteneh Argaw and Daniel Muleta

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:14

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  10. Content type: Research

    Pure water is an absolutely necessary component of the earth not only for life but also for sustainable socio-economic development of today’s civilization. The aim of this study was to analysis the quality of ...

    Authors: M. Farhad Howladar, Md. Abdullah Al Numanbakth and Mohammed Omar Faruque

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:13

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    Water quality problems are one of the manifestations of poverty and most developing countries including Ethiopia suffering a lot of health problems associated with consumption of contaminated water. Although c...

    Authors: Derara Chalchisa, Moa Megersa and Abebe Beyene

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:12

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    Elsewhere in other developing countries, and 85% of the Ethiopian population is living in rural part of the country and more than 90% of domestic energy source is dependent of traditional biofuel. Increase in ...

    Authors: Tesfa Worku, S. K. Tripathi and Deepak Khare

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:10

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    This paper presents a deep-dive examination of the cross-boundary data practices of natural resources and environmental scientists in the context of Virginia Tech’s institutional visioning and strategic develo...

    Authors: Yi Shen

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:9

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  14. Content type: Research

    Soil erosion in the Ethiopian highlands is considered to be one of the major problems threatening agricultural development and food security in the country. However, knowledge about the forces driving the long...

    Authors: Birhan Asmame Miheretu and Assefa Abegaz Yimer

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:7

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    This research was carried out from October 2013 to May 2014. Hippopotamus amphibious is a mammalian species distributed in different lakes and rivers where ecological requirements are fulfilled for its survival. ...

    Authors: Fentanesh Haile Buruso

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:6

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    Composting is one of the integrated waste management strategies used for the recycling of organic wastes into a useful product. Composting methods vary in duration of decomposition and potency of stability, ma...

    Authors: Tesfu Mengistu, Heluf Gebrekidan, Kibebew Kibret, Kebede Woldetsadik, Beneberu Shimelis and Hiranmai Yadav

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:5

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  17. Content type: Research

    The appropriate management of oil sand tailings requires a reduced environmental footprint of the waste containment facilities. This study models the short-term dewatering behavior of a 10 m deep deposit.

    Authors: John Owolagba and Shahid Azam

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:3

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  18. Content type: Research

    Faecal matter biochar offers an interesting value proposition where the pyrolysis process guaranties a 100% pathogen elimination, as well as significant reduction in transport and storage weight and volume. Th...

    Authors: Desta Woldetsadik, Pay Drechsel, Bernd Marschner, Fisseha Itanna and Heluf Gebrekidan

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:2

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  19. Content type: Research

    Soil erosion is among the most challenging and continuous environmental problems in the highlands of Ethiopia. This study was conducted in the Geleda watershed of the Blue Nile basin in the northwestern highla...

    Authors: Temesgen Gashaw, Taffa Tulu and Mekuria Argaw

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2017 6:1

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  20. Content type: Research

    Understanding the landscape features of agricultural lands and soil management practices is pertinent to verify the potential and limitations of the soil resources; and devise relevant land management strategi...

    Authors: Fanuel Laekemariam, Kibebew Kibret, Tekalign Mamo, Erik Karltun and Heluf Gebrekidan

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:24

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  21. Content type: Research

    Globalization and rapid industrialization was inevitable during late nineteenth century considering the demand–supply deficit and requirements of evolving societies. However, at later stage these factors were ...

    Authors: Abdul Qayum, Anjana Gupta, Akanksha Gupta and Rakesh Arya

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:23

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  22. Content type: Research

    Low soil fertility is recognized as the major constraint to food production and food security in Ghana. An important practice that restores some level of fertility is long fallow, however this is no longer pra...

    Authors: Benedicta Y. Fosu-Mensah and Michael Mensah

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:22

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  23. Content type: Research

    This study investigated the prevention of stack corrosion under wet flue gas desulfurization conditions in a coal-fired power plant. The performance analysis and comparative studies of six materials for the pr...

    Authors: Shan Zhao, Yi Zhao, Yinghui Han, Chunjiang An, Jia Wei and Yao Yao

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:21

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  24. Content type: Research

    Stakeholders are often required to make judgments and decisions about the tradeoffs between multiple competing objectives inherent in any engineering design. Design optimization can provide decision support fo...

    Authors: Lucas J. Howard, Ian A. Anderson, Kristen L. Underwood, Mandar M. Dewoolkar, Larry M. Deschaine and Donna M. Rizzo

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:20

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    Land use changes from forests to farmland and grazing land and subsequent changes in soil physical and chemical properties that results in soil fertility decline are widespread activities in Ethiopia. Particul...

    Authors: Berhanu Seyoum

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:18

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  26. Content type: Research

    The hazards of pesticide exposure have been a growing concern globally. The increase of susceptibility of farmers to pesticide intoxication is due to lack of knowledge regarding safe and proper pesticide handl...

    Authors: Elvis Dartey Okoffo, Michael Mensah and Benedicta Yayra Fosu-Mensah

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:17

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  27. Content type: Research

    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), ...

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

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:15

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  28. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Zenebe Adimassu and Aad Kessler

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:13

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  29. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Getachew Demie, Mulugeta Bekele and Berhanu Seyoum

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:11

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  30. Content type: Research

    Pests and diseases are recognised as major factors responsible for the decline in cocoa yield in Ghana. This has resulted in an increased use of pesticides to increase productivity. The regular application and...

    Authors: Benedicta Yayra Fosu-Mensah, Elvis Dartey Okoffo, Godfred Darko and Christopher Gordon

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:10

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  31. Content type: Research

    This study was aimed at examining land use/cover changes over 48 years and its causative factors in the Gumara watershed of Lake Tana basin, Northwestern Ethiopia. Two sets of aerial photograph (1957 and 1985)...

    Authors: Mesfin Anteneh Wubie, Mohammed Assen and Melanie D. Nicolau

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:8

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  32. Content type: Research

    Agriculture is the most susceptible sector to climate change related hazards. Unusual temperature and rainfall occurrence in terms of amount and distribution usually lead to poor harvest and/or complete crop f...

    Authors: Solomon Addisu, Getachew Fissha, Birhanu Gediff and Yemane Asmelash

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:7

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  33. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Noah Kyame Asare-Donkor and Anthony Apeke Adimado

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:5

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  34. Content type: Research

    Short term current prediction for operational purposes is commonly carried out with the help of numerical ocean circulation models. The numerical models have advantage that they are based on the physics of the...

    Authors: Dauji Saha, M. C. Deo, Sudheer Joseph and Kapilesh Bhargava

    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2016 5:4

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