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The development of a coupled model (PCPF-SWMS) to simulate water flow and pollutant transport in Japanese paddy fieldsAuthor: Julien Tournebize; Hirozumi Watanabe; Kazuhiro Takagi; Taku Nishimura
A new coupled model (PCPF–SWMS) was developed for simulating fate and behavior of pollutant in paddy water and paddy soil. The model coupled the PCPF- 1, a lumped model simulating pesticide ...
Marine StatisticsAuthor: Milton Saier
At a tender age, I learned to be suspicious of statistics.There are a variety of procedures that can be and have been used to intentionally lead an unwary reader to a conclusion other than the one ...
Eight nonnative plants in western Oregon forests: Associations with environment and managementAuthor: Andrew N. Gray
Nonnative plants have tremendous ecological and economic impacts on plant communities globally, but comprehensive data on the distribution and ecological relationships of individual species is often ...
Prediction of Soil and Nutrient Losses in A Highland CatchmentAuthor: Ghulam M. Hashim and W. Y. Wan Abdullah
Highland catchments in tropical regions are frequently subjected to soil erosion and the transport of chemicals downstream. Any drastic changes in land use will increase the severity of these ...
A technology for the treatment of olive-mill waste water in a continuously fed plantAuthor: Michele Aresta; et al.
Abstract A bench-scale pilot plant has been developed for the treatment of olive-mill water. The plant is fed in a continuous mode and implements a primary treatment (sand filtering and irradiation ...
Why eating less can help the environment
An estimated 19% of total energy used in the USA is taken up in the production and supply of food. Currently, this mostly comes from non-renewable energy sources which are in short supply. It is therefore of paramount importance that ways of reducing this significant fuel consumption in the US food system are found. In a paper1 just published in the Springer journal Human Ecology, David Pimentel and his colleagues at Cornell University in New York set out a number of strategies which could potentially cut fossil...
Mangroves key to saving lives
The replanting of mangroves on the coasts of the Philippines could help save many of the lives lost in the 20-30 typhoons that hit the islands annually. This is one of the numerous reasons for the ‘urgent need for immediate and massive mangrove replanting’ that J.H. Primavera from the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center and J.M.A. Esteban from De La Salle University, both in the Philippines, cite in a paper published online in the Springer journal Wetlands Ecology and Management. The study presents an...
Fertilizers – a growing threat to sea life
A rise in carbon emissions is not the only threat to the planet. Changes to the nitrogen cycle, caused in large part by the widespread use of fertilizers, are also damaging both water quality and aquatic life. These concerns are highlighted by Professor Grace Brush, from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, in her historical review1 of landscape changes around Chesapeake Bay, a large estuary on the Atlantic coast of the USA. Her findings are published online this week in Springer’s journal Estuaries and...