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Cover for Impact of gold mining on mercury contamination and soil degradation in Amazonian ecosystems of French Guiana.

This chapter focuses on the impact of artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASGM) on the Hg contamination of tropical soils, with special attention on how the change in land use (i.e., gold extraction practices) alters the soil processes that affect Hg fate and behaviour. The chapter explains the soil ...

Author(s)
Grimaldi, M.; Guédron, S.; Grimaldi, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642109)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Land-water interactions: impacts on the aquatic environment.

This chapter aims to provide information on how land uses in general, and agriculture in particular, impact waterways. It first discusses the relationships between land use, hydrology and runoff, and then examines the pathways and mechanisms connecting land with water, and the nature and impacts of ...

Author(s)
Wilcock, R. J.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845934118)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental implications of inositol phosphates in animal manures.

This chapter addresses environmental issues concerning phosphorus and inositol phosphates in animal production. Studies on the phosphorus composition of manures, including those using traditional extraction procedures and the more recent application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, are...

Author(s)
Leytem, A. B.; Maguire, R. O.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931520)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impacts on water quality and aquatic ecosystems.

In this chapter, the impacts of sugarcane and sugarbeet cultivation (runoff, leaching and irrigation) and processing (mill and factory effluents) on water quality and aquatic ecosystems are discussed. Some measures to reduce these impacts are highlighted.

Author(s)
Cheesman, O. D.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851999816)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How can we sustain agriculture and ecosystems? The Sacramento Basin (California, USA).

This paper discusses the climate change impacts and adaptation strategies relating to the water resources, food security and environmental quality in the Sacramento Basin in California, USA.

Author(s)
Huber-Lee, A.; Yates, D.; Purkey, D.; Yu, W.; Young, C.; Runkle, B.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998356)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Regional hydrologic impacts of climate change.

A climate change detection framework is presented and applied to five hydrologic variables calculated for a collection of forested catchments from three climatic regions in Canada. The trend detection framework includes the application of a non-parametric statistical test for trend and the use of...

Author(s)
Burn, D. H.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995985)
Type
Book chapter

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