Research Papers/Topics in Environmental Science

Application of Gis and Remote Sensing in The Monitoring of Urhonigbe Forest Reserve in Edo State

ABSTRACT The land use/land cover of urhonigbe forest reserve between 1987 and 2015 was analyzed to determine the rate and nature of the land use change over time and their possible effect on the forest ecosystem of Urhonigbe Forest. Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS techniques was applied in monitoring Urhonigbe Forest Reserve in Edo State. The land use change and its effect during the time period (1987-2015) were also determined. Onscreen digitization of the study area maps was employed to d...

Investigating Effects And Management Of Flash Floods In Marigat Sub-county, Baringo County, Kenya

Flash flood is a natural disaster that occurs due to the sudden onset of rainfall that causes runoff waters from high altitude areas to low altitude area. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects and management of flash floods in Marigat Sub-County. The study used a descriptive research design. The target population of the study area was 24,893 households. Purposive sampling and stratified random sampling methods were used to select three locations affe...

Factors Influencing Compliance To Environmental Legislation On Polythene Bag Ban In Rongai Sub-county, Nakuru County, Kenya

Polythene bags have been preferred for packaging purposes because they are light in weight, cheap and resistant to degradation. Despite the benefits, poor disposal of polythene causes degradation of soil, water, land and air resources leading to health problems. Burning polythene releases Greenhouse gases mainly Carbon dioxide, associated with Climate change. Furthermore, polythene kills wild game, livestock and aquatic organisms. The adverse effects of polythene bags...

The Incidence and Occurrence of Motorcycle Transportation Accident in Kubwa

Abstract Road accidents are a common cause of disability and also a leading cause of death all over the world. Despite the burden of the problem in Nigeria, motorcycle injuries have not received the attention they deserve partly because of lack of local data. This study therefore focuses on addressing the negative impact of motorcycle transportation and also the problem associated with the motorcycle transportation accident such as the health effect, social effect and the economic ...

IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING ON HEALTH AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

ABSTRACT The study undertaking is on the important of environmental planning on health and rural development of Uli, Ihiala local government area of Anambra state.   The environment is the sum of all the features and conditions surrounding an organism that may influence it.  It is the life supporting media for organisms without which there would be no life. Even in the absence of man, the environment undergoes continual changes and superimposed on natural environmenta...