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Cover for Water reporting beyond dry pieces, nurture your coverage.

This chapter provides practical tips and tricks for water reporting. Water investigative work can be a rich field, where journalists can cover in-depth issues such as pollution, water projects, dams, water conflicts, among others. In-depth reporting gains its charm from its ability to...

Author(s)
Jadallah, E.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247954)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: ecotoxicity in the aquatic environment and implications for human health.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are global environmental pollutants of profound concern. Their presence is ubiquitous in water, air and soil. Their ecotoxicity is continuously under assessment and researchers are engaged linking their presence with risks for human health and wildlife. It is ...

Author(s)
Pampanin, D. M.; Schlenk, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crude oil pollution II. Effects of the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Deepwater Horizon</i> contamination on sediment toxicity in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Deepwater Horizon accident and subsequent oil spill released between 3.2 and 6.2 million barrels (509-986 million litres) of oil. Following capping of the well site, a series of cruises was undertaken from September through October 2010 to determine if oil had reached the bottom and if sediment ...

Author(s)
Montagna, P. A.; Arismendez, S. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crude oil pollution III. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Exxon Valdez</i> contamination: ecological recovery, a case study.

The Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska, in March 1989 was considered at the time the worst environmental disaster in North America. Though Exxon Corporation expended $2 billion over 4 years on clean-up operations, oil remained on the beaches contaminated by the spill. The US...

Author(s)
Haycox, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Toxicity of microplastics in the marine environment.

Marine litter is one of the most expanding and devastating problems in the marine environment. Among several types of items and origins, microplastics have been drawing attention due to their small particle size (<5 mm), persistence and the potential to be ingested by a high variety of organisms ...

Author(s)
Santana, M. F. M.; Turra, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Metallic iron for environmental remediation: prospects and limitations.

Metallic iron (Fe0) has been suggested as an affordable, readily available and efficient material for environmental remediation. Mixed into soil or filled in reactive barriers, Fe0 is a feasible pathway to control contamination in seepage waters. Available information in the literature, however,...

Author(s)
Noubactep, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tropical freshwater ecosystems, biota and anthropogenic activities with reference to South-East Asia.

This chapter focuses on changes due to anthropogenic activities, invasive fish species and changes in biodiversity in freshwater lakes and rivers in South East Asia. SE Asia's fresh waters are expected to be under increasing pressure from the region's rapidly growing human population. This will...

Author(s)
Liew JiaHuan; Lim, R. B. H.; Low BiWei; Mowe, M. A. D.; Ng TingHui; Zeng YiWen; Yeo, D. C. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biogenic contaminants.

This chapter provides information on the 3 classes of biogenic compounds that regularly occur in aquatic and agricultural ecosystems to contaminate food and water supplies, i.e. algal toxins, mycotoxins and phytotoxins. The toxicological issues associated with microbial and plant metabolism of...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental protection: a key tool for planetary health.

Pollution can be grouped into 4 main categories: (i) air pollution; (ii) water pollution; (iii) soil pollution; and (iv) pollution in the work place (the exposure to certain pollutants due to a particular profession, such as agricultural workers' exposure to fertilizers or garment manufacturers'...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of pesticides on the environment.

The boon of pesticides is enhanced economic returns with increases in production of food, feed and fibre, and management of vector-borne diseases, while their bane is serious health implications for humans and adverse effects on the environment. This chapter discusses the direct impact on human...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter

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