Research Papers/Topics in Environmental Health Science

Heavy Metals Contamination of an Oil Spilled Site in Niger Delta, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT Crude oil spillage is a big threat to the soil fertility. Spillage occurs due to the pipeline rupture, and traffic accidents involving tankers. An investigation was carried  to assess the effects of crude oil spillage on the physicochemical properties of soil in Nnagi-Ama, Niger Delta Nigeria. For this purpose soil samples were collected in the Nnagi-Ama, tested in a laboratory, and compared to non-polluted (control) soil sample. The pH values of the soil samples remained almost th...

The Effects Of Pollution Its Prevention, And Challenges In Urban Environment: Case Study Of Kampala Central Division

ABSTRACT The research was conducted to study the effects of pollution its prevention, and challenges in urban environment in case study of Kampala central division The following forms of pollution were studied (Air, Water, and Land). Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into a natural environment that causes instability, disorder, harm or discomfort to the ecosystem i.e. physical systems or living organisms. Within the Kampala Central Division there are a good number human ...

The Implications Of Climate Change On Subsistance Crop Production, A Case Study Of Juba County, South Sudan

ABSTRACT Unlike many areas of the world where agricultural producers exhibit the physical, economic and social resources to moderate, or adapt, subsistence agriculture in the Juba County South Sudan is seem to be particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climatic variability. This is in part due to the fact that the majority of the population depends on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihood. J-\dapting to climate change in the subsistence agricultural sector is therefore very imperat...

Determining The Effects Of Small Scale Gold Mining On The Surrounding Community’s Welfare, The Case Study Of Mugusu Sub County, Geita District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining is considered to be the most appropriate means of improving local communities’ livelihood. Particular emphasis was directed to the existing Mugusu small scale mining situated in Mugusu village in Geita district. The study focused on the operational practices of the existing gold mining, the pertaining problems and how various parties have resorted in addressing the emerged conflicts. The study was guided by four specific objectives namely...

Effects Of Poor Water Supply To The Community Of Kamuda Sub-County, Soroti District, Eastern Uganda

ABSTRACT This study was carried to investigate the effects of poor water supply to the community of Kamuda Sub-County, Soroti District, Eastern Uganda. Data was collected through the use of questionnaires accompanied by observation and questionnaires. The study involved a sample of 50 respondents; these were all involved in different activities at different levels. The study further revealed 40% access water through wells implying that it was the common source of water around, 15%...

Effects Of Quarrying On The Environment: A Case Study Of Tala, Machakos District, Kenya

ABSTRACT The study was conducted to establish the effects of quarrying on the environment using Tala, Machakos district as the case study in Kenya. Machakos district is found in the Eastern province of Kenya. It was intended to establish the extent to which quarrying has affected the environment in Tala. To examine what are the causes of quarrying and suggest the possible measures through which quarrying effects on the environment. Fifty (50) respondents were randomly selected and these...

Assessing The Impact Of Agriculture On Protected Areas, A Case Study Of Arusha Natonal Park- Arusha- Tanzania

ABSTRACT A study on assessing the impacts of agriculture on protected areas was carried out in Arusha National Park in Tanzania. The variables considered include identifying the factors influencing agriculture around Arusha National Park (ANAPA) and major type of agriculture activities carried out, examining the impacts of these activities on ANAPA and identify the effort of local community and NGOs and National Park Authority to address these effects of agricultural activities on ANAPA...

The impacts of stone quarrying to the local community and the surrounding environment. A case study of nakisunga sub-county, mukono district.

ABSTRACT In Uganda, especially in Nakisunga Sub-county, the stone quarrying industry has grown rapidly in recent years due to the construction boom in urban areas. It is one of the sources of income as well as environmental problems. Even though a number of control measures were introduced, putting them into practice was far below expectations and stone quarrying activities continued to cause serious environmental problems in the area. This study was therefore carried out with the main ...

The Impact Of Improper Solid Waste Management In Icahama Township Authority, Kaiiama Distr1ct Tanzania

ABSTRACT As urbanization continuous to grow rapidly, the management of solid wastes is becoming a major public health arid environmental concern in urban areas of many developing countries. Pepple in Kahama Township generate solid wastes, and the way it is handled is not proper. It is on the view of the fact mentioned above, that this research was undertaken to investigate the impact of improper solid waste management on the community of Kahama Township. The researcher examined this by ...

The Role Of Government Policies Towards Soils, Wetlands And Forests Conservation A Case Study Of Bunyarugulu In Ruburizi District

ABSTRACT The study was conducted in the two constituencies, Katerera and Bunyaruguru that make up Rubirizi district. An investigation was conducted to assess the role of government policy relating to soils, wetlands and forest conservation. The study executed six specific objectives but the general objective was to find out how the government has involved the local people at policy and decision making levels nsed in conservation of soils, wetlands, forests and to examine the importance ...

The Impact Of Rice Cultivation On The Wetland Ecosystem. A Case Study Of Nalioba Wetland, Banda Sub-County, Namayingo District.

ABSTRACTRice, which is a new crop in Uganda, was introduced on a large scale in the 1960’s as a wetlandbased crop. The continued use of upland fields for farming has also resulted in loss of soilfertility due to erosion and over use, The rapid population growth and high demand for rice inUganda, much pressure has been put on wetlands to increase production which has led to theirdegradation. The objectives of the study were to; establish the factors influencing rice cultivationin in Nal...

The Impact Of Unplanned Settlements On Efficiency Of Sanitation Management In Mwanza City, Tanzania

ABSTRACT An investigation of the impact of unplanned settlements on efficiency of environmental sanitation management in Mwanza city was conducted in 6 wards of Mwanza city council. The variables considered include; forms of poor environmental sanitation in unplanned settlements, its effects on the environment and human beings and solutions being put in place. In order to investigate the above variables, a general survey research design was used. Methods used in data collection include...

The Relevance Of Agroforestry Practices In Kalungu Sub County, Masaka District, Central Uganda

ABSTRACT Agroforestry practices and technologies have been developed as one way of solving the problems of land and forest degradation and the resultant problems of poverty and food insecurity in the rural areas of most developing countries, Uganda inclusive. This dissertation was an effort which was undertaken to assess the importance of Agroforestry practices and technologies in Kalungu sub county, Masaka District, Central Uganda and their contribution towards improving the welfare an...

The Implications Of Urbanisation On The Environment -A Case Study Of Kyenjojo Town Nyantungo Sub~ County

ABSTRACT The study about the implications of urbanization on the environment aimed at finding out the factors for the development of Kyenjojo town the implication of the development of the town on the environment, measures employed to solve the environmental problems. The methods used to collect the data included observation, photographing, questionnaires, interviewing and review of already existing related literature. It was found out that a combination of factors led to the developmen...

An Evaluation Of Integrated Soil Fertility Management Practices In Meru South District, Kenya

Farmers in the central highlands of Kenya do face problems of low crop yields due to soil fertility decline. This is as a result of continuous cropping, nutrient losses through crop harvests, soil erosion and leaching coupled with inability to replenish the soil through use of external inputs.  The situation is aggravated by poor adoption, among farmers, of improved soil fertility management options. This study investigated feasibility of using integrated soil fertility replenishme...


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