IMPROPER MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN URBAN ZIMBABWE: A CASE OF MASVINGO CITY

Abstract This study was conducted with the objective of examining environmental risks associated with improper municipal solid waste disposal (MSWD) in Masvingo City. A sample of 406 residents and key informants was used. Residents were from high-density, medium-density and low-density suburbs while key informants were city council formal waste workers and Environmental Management Agency workers. […]

HUMAN HEALTH AND ECOLOGICAL RISKS OF SOME HEAVY METALS IN Sarotherodon melanotheron FROM A TROPICAL LAGOON

Abstract Increasing contamination of aquatic environment as a result of indiscriminate discharge of solid wastes and effluents has become a global issue of environmental concern. There are harmful substances contained in the wastes and effluents which create a major problem on the quality of the Nigerian coastal water. This study evaluated the human health and […]

MODELLING PM2.5 SPATIO-TEMPORAL VARIATIONS OVER SELECTED CITIES OF NIGER DELTA REGION, NIGERIA

Abstract Fine particulate matter PM2.5 has attracted much attention both scientific and public, due to its effects on human health. This study used remotely sensed PM2.5 to model the spatial and temporal variation of PM2.5 concentrations across the cities of the Niger delta region of Nigeria. Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) PM2.5 data for this study […]

ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES ON ECOLOGICAL SERVICE USING REMOTE SENSING AND GEOSCIENCES INFORMATION SYSTEM IN OWALA/ERINLE RESERVIOR DAM, OSUN STATE

Abstract Ecological service is the benefit that humans obtain from the ecosystem and the relationship between these services, human welfare and the monetization of ecosystem services Land use change is a direct manifestation of human effects on the natural environment, To ensure effective management and utilization of ecological services for sustainable economic development in the […]

COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF SEASONAL DYNAMICS OF HEAVY METALS IN Nematopalaemon hastatus AND Farfantepenaeus notialis IN A TROPICAL BRACKISH ENVIRONMENT

Abstract The distribution and concentration of Cadmium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Manganese and Zinc in the cephalothorax and abdomen of two species of shrimps (Nematopalaemon hastatus and Farfantepenaeus notialis) in coastal waters of Ondo State, Nigeria were investigated from April, 2014 to March, 2016 using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. The metal bioaccumulation level in the shrimps was […]

WHEAT, MUSTARD AND BARLEY CULTIVATING MARGINALIZED FARMERS’ CLIMATE CHANGE PERCEPTIONS, IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION STRATEGIES IN ALWAR AND JHUNJHUNUN DISTRICTS, RAJASTHAN, INDIA

Abstract This study aims to assess wheat, mustard, and barley cultivating marginalized farmers’ (landholding ≤1 hectare) climate change perceptions, impacts, and adaptation strategies in Alwar and Jhunjhunun districts of Rajasthan, India. Purposive sampling of 50 marginal farmers was carried out in winter 2020. A specially designed, developed and pre-tested questionnaire was used as a tool […]

SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS INFLUENCING URBAN HOUSEHOLDS WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR SOLID WASTE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES IN ABUJA, NIGERIA

Abstract The research study evaluated socio-economic factors influencing urban households’ willingness to pay for solid waste environmental management services in Abuja, Nigeria. Specifically, the study was designed to achieve the following objectives: determine the socio-economic profiles or characteristics of respondents, determine the classifications of solid waste and methods of solid waste disposals, evaluate the socio-economic […]

DETERMINANTS OF PRODUCTIVITY AMONG BENEFICIARIES AND NON- BENEFICIARIES FARMERS OF THIRD NATIONAL FADAMA DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN KADUNA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The National Fadama Development Project (NFDP) is a project of the Federal Government of Nigeria through the pooled World Bank Loan. The project aims at boosting incremental food production and the standard of living of the beneficiaries. The studies access the determinants of productivity among beneficiaries and non- beneficiaries of Fadama III project in […]

In Vitro REGENERATION OF Eucalyptus camaldulensis DEHNH. PLANTLETS FROM MICRO-CUTTINGS

Abstract Clonal propagation of Eucalyptus camaldulensis through stem cuttings is limited by a range of problems such as low root frequency, loss of rooting competence and poor rooting quality which can be overcome through plant tissue culture. Hence, efficient method of plantlets regeneration was developed for the species with a view to enhance its propagation. […]

SURVEY OF AFRICAN FOREST ELEPHANT (Loxodontia cycloptis) IN IDANRE FOREST RESERVE, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The study was undertaken to assess the trends and status of forest elephants decline in Idanre Forest Reserve. Reconnaissance survey was conducted prior to data collection from the site. Data collection was carried out with a structured questionnaire, which was administered to 120 respondents at the study area. Analytical techniques were employed by random […]