A bibliometric review of vegetation response to climate change
In conclusion, the findings from this study may be applicable for planning and managing vegetation and forest ecosystem research and provide hints for future development.PMID:34697705 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-021-16319-7 (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Gbenga Abayomi Afuye Ahmed Mukalazi Kalumba Emmanuel Tolulope Busayo Israel Ropo Orimoloye Source Type: research

Chromatographic methods for the determination of a broad spectrum of UV filters in swimming pool water
This study represents the first available data on the occurrence of UV filter residues in Lebanese swimming pool opening hence future perspectives and insights to evaluate their degradation by-products and their toxicity on human health and marine ecosystem.PMID:34697706 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-021-16970-0 (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Samia Mokh Rania Nassar Atika Berry Mohammad El Khatib Samah Doumiati Mariam Taha Raed Ezzeddine Mohamad Al Iskandarani Source Type: research

Can green credit increase firm value? Evidence from Chinese listed new energy companies
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 25. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17038-9. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTGreen credit plays a crucial role in reducing energy consumption and environmental degradation in China. Using data on China's new energy listed companies from 2007 to 2018, this study explores the impact of green credit on new energy firms' value, as well as the mediating effects of financing constraints and external supervision on the relationship between green credit and new energy companies' economic benefits. Our results suggest that green credit significantly improved new energy firms' value, and this positive impa...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Xiaobing Lai Shujing Yue Hongtao Chen Source Type: research

Measuring economic, social and environmental wellbeing of Asian economies
This study aims to address the economic, social, and environmental wellbeing issues simultaneously by measuring the carbon intensity of wellbeing (CIWB) of Asian economies employing Prais-Winsten and pooled OLS estimator. The measure of CIWB is made taking into account a ratio of the two indicators-CO2 emissions per capita and life expectancy at birth. There is a paucity of studies that concentrate on human and social wellbeing indicators (i.e., water, sanitation, life expectancy) together applying the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis. Therefore, we have also investigated the EKC hypothesis as this theory hypot...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mowshumi Sharmin Sima Rani Dey Md Tariqul Islam Source Type: research

The energy consumption: the global contributions from financial development and institutions
This article aims at examining the influences of the financial development and the institutional quality on the energy consumption in a global sample of 112 countries between 2002 and 2014. Our analysis is based on dynamic two-step system GMM estimations for three different energy consumption indicators-our findings are interesting. First, the financial development induces a higher energy consumption per capita; a higher energy consumption per output, and a lower renewable energy consumption. Second, the institutions have an insignificant positive influence on the energy use per capita and the energy use per output. Third,...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Canh Phuc Nguyen Christophe Schinckus Thanh Dinh Su Felicia Hui Ling Chong Source Type: research

Biological monitoring and health assessment of 21 metal(loid)s in children and adolescents in Liuzhou City, Southwest China
This study was designed to evaluate metal(loid)s exposure in 2050 children and adolescents aged 6-18 years from Liuzhou City, Southwest China. The detection rates of 21 elements were all above 99%. We found that age was an important predictor for most elements, and that children exhibited more exposure than adolescents, expect for strontium (p 1 at the P95 value and that the risk of the mixed effect of cadmium, mercury, and thallium was not negligible, and indicated that the associated risk was of concern. Our results provide basic data on the reference values of urinary metal(loid) levels and an assessment of health risks...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yaping Li Yu Zhang Meng Yu Liqin Hu Ting Zeng Ling Liu Limei Wang Liangqiong Deng Xiang Li Ping Liu Dingyuan Zeng Surong Mei Source Type: research

China's industrial green total-factor energy efficiency and its influencing factors: a spatial econometric analysis
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 25. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17040-1. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe sustainable development of China's economy is bottlenecked by resource shortage and environmental pollution. As the leading resource consumer and pollutant source, the industrial sector needs to improve its energy efficiency. This paper establishes a super epsilon-based measure (Super-EBM) model with bad outputs like environmental cost and evaluates the industrial green total-factor energy efficiencies (IGTFEEs) of 30 provinces in China during 2000-2017. Unlike previous research, the main contribution of this paper i...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Dalai Ma Haiting Xiong Fengtai Zhang Lei Gao Na Zhao Guangming Yang Qing Yang Source Type: research

Permanent occurrence of Raphidiopsis raciborskii and cyanotoxins in a subtropical reservoir polluted by domestic effluents (Itupararanga reservoir, S ão Paulo, Brazil)
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 25. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-16994-6. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTToxic cyanobacteria blooms are a frequent problem in subtropical reservoirs and freshwater systems. The purpose of this study was to investigate the occurrence of potentially toxic cyanobacteria and the environmental conditions associated with the presence of cyanotoxins in a Brazilian subtropical reservoir. Five collections were carried out at seven sampling locations in the reservoir, during the rainy and dry seasons, between the years 2016 and 2017. There was permanent occurrence of Raphidiopsis raciborskii (Woloszyns...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Leila Dos Santos Machado Fabiane D örr Felipe Augusto D örr Daniele Frascareli Darllene S Melo Erik S J Gontijo Kurt Friese Ernani Pinto Andr é Henrique Rosa Marcelo M Pomp êo Viviane Moschini-Carlos Source Type: research

Life cycle assessment (LCA) of bio-based packaging solutions for extended shelf-life (ESL) milk
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 25. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17094-1. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe dairy market is one of the most important sectors worldwide, and milk packaging contributes to over one-third of the global dairy packaging demand. The end of life of the disposable packages is a critical stage of their life cycle, as demonstrated by the fact that disposable bottles are one of the litter items that are most found on beach shores. The aim of this paper is to analyse the performance of bioplastic bottles compared to other alternatives currently in use in the milk packaging sector, using the life cycle ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Giulia Cappiello Clizia Aversa Annalisa Genovesi Massimiliano Barletta Source Type: research

Adsorption behavior and mechanism of sulfonamides on controllably synthesized covalent organic frameworks
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 25. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17169-z. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn this work, four kinds of covalent organic framework (COF) materials (TpPa-1, TpBD, TpDT, and TFBBD) with different pore sizes or functional groups were synthesized by an ultrasonic method for the adsorption of five sulfonamides. Optimization experiments regarding the adsorption time, vortex speed, and pH were carried out to improve adsorption efficiency. In addition, kinetic and thermodynamic experiments were conducted to explore the adsorption mechanism of the sulfonamides on the different COFs. The adsorption proces...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wenjing Sun Xiaoyu Hu Yuhong Xiang Nengsheng Ye Source Type: research

Role of organic/sulfide ratios on competition of DNRA and denitrification in a co-driven sequencing biofilm batch reactor
In this study, a series of C/S ratios from 8:1 to 2:4 were investigated in a sequencing biofilm batch reactor (SBBR) to determine the role of reducers (sulfide and acetate) on their competition. The results showed that the proportion of DNRA increased in high electron system, either in organic-rich system or in sulfide-rich system. The highest DNRA ratio increased to 16.4% at the C/S ratio of 2:3. Excess electron donors, particularly sulfide, were favorable for DNRA in a limited nitrate environment. Moreover, a higher reductive environment could facilitate DNRA, especially, when ORP was lower than - 400 mV in this system. ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Xiaoling Li Jianqiang Zhao Yuhao Zhang Jiaojie He Kaili Ma Chunshuang Liu Source Type: research

Cr release after Cr(III) and Cr(VI) enrichment from different layers of cast iron corrosion scales in drinking water distribution systems: the impact of pH, temperature, sulfate, and chloride
This study examined the influence of pH (pH 4, pH 5.5, pH 7, pH 8.5, pH 10), temperature (5 °C, 15 °C, 25 °C), sulfate (50 mg/L, 150 mg/L, 250 mg/L), and chloride (50 mg/L, 150 mg/L, 250 mg/L) on chromium accumulation and release between iron corrosion scale phase and the surrounding water phase. For the first time, the accumulation and release behaviors of chromium were assessed and compared in two distinct layers of iron corrosion scales based on the speciation distributions of heavy metals. Results showed that in the outer and inner layers of corrosion scales, chromium exhibited an almost similar trend but s...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yimei Tian Tiantian Yu Jingyi Shen Guolei Zheng Han Li Weigao Zhao Source Type: research

The association between urinary metabolites of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and cardiovascular diseases and blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 26. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17091-4. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAlthough epidemiological studies have discerned the association between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) exposure and hypertension and/or cardiovascular disease in the general population, the possible mechanisms for this association are not well understood. We sought to examine the association between urinary metabolites of PAHs and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and blood pressure in adults, by conducting a meta-analysis of observational studies. We searched PubMed, Scopus, Embase, and Web of science, up to July ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Atieh Mirzababaei Elnaz Daneshzad Sajjad Moradi Faezeh Abaj Sanaz Mehranfar Omid Asbaghi Cain C T Clark Khadijeh Mirzaei Source Type: research

Health assessment of dams under various environmental conditions using structural health monitoring techniques: a state-of-art review
This article provides detailed insight into the base failures in dam structures such as soil erosion, toe erosion, and gully formation. Also, scouring's impact on the dam structures was discussed in this review article. This review article investigates in detail the detection and analysis of dam structure damage.PMID:34699008 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-021-16749-3 (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Arvindan Sivasuriyan Dhanasingh Sivalinga Vijayan Ravindiran Munusami Parthiban Devarajan Source Type: research

Towards a green economy in Europe: does renewable energy production has asymmetric effects on unemployment?
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 26. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17093-2. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTRenewable energy production is necessary for digital society; it is also beneficial for labor market and sustainable development. This paper examines the impact of renewable energy production on unemployment rate by employing panel NARDL-PMG and robust asymmetric quantile regression for European countries from 1991 to 2019. The results reveal that renewable energy production significantly reduced unemployment in European countries in long run. The renewable energy production effect is found significant in the asymmetric ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Sameen Naqvi Jinchao Wang Rizwan Ali Source Type: research

Evaluation on explosion characteristics and parameters of pulverized coal for low-quality coal: experimental study and analysis
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 26. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17170-6. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTFully utilizing the energy generated by the explosion of pulverized coal will contribute to realize the clean and efficient exploitation of coal resources. The pulverized coal explosion characteristics will be a far-reaching and important task to explore. In this paper, ten kinds of low-quality coals such as high sulfur, high ash, and low metamorphic degree coals were investigated and the minimum ignition energy (MIE), lower explosion limit (LEL), and explosion intensity (EI) parameters under different particle sizes and...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Hongwei Yan Baisheng Nie Chao Peng Peijun Liu Xiaotong Wang Feifei Yin Jie Gong Yueying Wei Shuangshuang Lin Qiang Gao Mingwei Cao Source Type: research

Correction to: Applying a dynamic ARDL approach to the Environmental Phillips Curve (EPC) hypothesis amid monetary, fiscal, and trade policy uncertainty in the USA
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 26. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17227-6. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34699011 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-021-17227-6 (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Roni Bhowmik Qasim Raza Syed Nicholas Apergis Andrew A Alola Zeyu Gai Source Type: research

Assessment of coal mining land subsidence by using an innovative comprehensive weighted cloud model combined with a PSR conceptual model
This study proposes a pressure-state-response concept model based on mining land subsidence to build an evaluation index system in coal mines. Based on this index system, given the uncertainty in the evaluation process, the cloud model is used to represent the index weight and comprehensive evaluation calculations, which fully consider the randomness and ambiguity in the evaluation process. The mining land subsidence of several mining areas in China was evaluated and classified into three grades (slight-medium-strong). The cloud model assessment results are compared with the result of the probability integration method and...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 25, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chun Xu Keping Zhou Xin Xiong Feng Gao Source Type: research

Emergent horizons and biodynamic interactions
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 25. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17001-8. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34694555 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-021-17001-8 (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 25, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: James Nicholas Furze El Hassan Mayad Source Type: research

What drives low-carbon agriculture? The experience of farms from the Wielkopolska region in Poland
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 25. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17022-3. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBecause of global environmental problems, low-carbon agriculture has gained increasing importance both in developed and developing countries. Hence, there is a need to find ways to develop more efficient agricultural systems. The purpose of this article is to identify the drivers of low-carbon agriculture on farms in the Wielkopolska region (in Poland). We aimed to take an original approach to investigate low-carbon agriculture with a unique set of different economic and environmental variables and contribute to the lite...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 25, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Micha ł Borychowski Aleksander Grzelak Łukasz Popławski Source Type: research

Is COVID-19 associated with latent toxoplasmosis?
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 25. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17126-w. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe present study aimed to evaluate the possible association between coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and latent Toxoplasma gondii infection in a group of patients and healthy individuals. Blood samples were obtained from 269 PCR-positive COVID-19 patients. The serum was separated and tested for the existence of anti-T. gondii antibodies (IgG) using a commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kit. The prevalence of latent toxoplasmosis between a subgroup of the patients (aged under 55 years old) and COVID-19 negati...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 25, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Salman Ghaffari Narges Kalantari Tahmineh Gorgani-Firouzjaee Masomeh Bayani Farzaneh Jalali Meysam Aghajani Daroonkola Source Type: research

Watch out for trends: did ozone increased or decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 25. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17142-w. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTRestriction measures against COVID-19 caused the environmental panorama of cities to change, especially in relation to air pollution. This scenario of severe reduction in the emission of air pollutants led to a flurry of studies about their behavior during the pandemic. The vast majority of studies pointed to a decrease in all pollutants, with the exception of ozone. However, was this highlighted ozone trend really the global trend? This discussion seeks to answer this question while addressing two major considerations t...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 25, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ronan Adler Tavella Fl ávio Manoel Rodrigues da Silva Júnior Source Type: research

Development of prediction models for the incidence of pediatric acute otitis media using Poisson regression analysis and XGBoost
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 25. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17135-9. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOtitis media has profound health and economic impact, and its occurrence is known to be influenced by air pollution and climate. The purpose of this study was to develop prediction models using climate and air pollution indicators for the occurrence of acute otitis media (AOM). The study was conducted from January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2019, and included pediatric patients (age
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 25, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Seog-Kyun Mun Munyoung Chang Source Type: research

Assessment of cloth masks ability to limit Covid-19 particles spread: a systematic review
This study reviews and summarizes all studies related to fabric masks' effectiveness and various fabrics against coronavirus. This systematic review is based on PRISMA rules. Two researchers separately examined three databases: PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science. Laboratory and clinical studies were included. After extracting the articles, their quality was assessed with the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) tool. In addition to efficacy, other factors, including the penetration of masks, pressure drop, and quality factor, were examined to select the best fabrics. Of the 42 studies selected, 39 were laboratory studies, and 3 w...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Mahshid Ataei Farshad M Shirazi Samaneh Nakhaee Mohammad Abdollahi Omid Mehrpour Source Type: research

Green Building Rating Systems from the prospect of sustainability dimensions through the building lifecycle
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 23. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-16682-5. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTRapid developments followed by the industrial revolution had a huge impact on the ecosystem. The concern for the ecosystem paved the way for the concept of sustainability along with its three mutually reinforcing and interdependent economic, social, and environmental dimensions. The need for sustainability is reflected in almost every field and is also seen in the construction industry in the form of green/sustainable building practices. In 2002, World Green Building Council (WGBC) was established with Green Building Cou...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Nina Lazar K Chithra Source Type: research

Ecotoxicity in Hyriopsis bialatus of copper and zinc biocides used in metal-based antifouling paints
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 23. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17069-2. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBiofouling is a costly burden for the shipping industry. Metal-based antifouling paints are widely used to protect submerged surfaces, but the release of metals from coatings and the recoating of hulls can leach large amounts of copper and zinc into aquatic environments, posing a risk for aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity. With this study, we studied the time-course metal accumulation and oxidative stress in the digestive gland and the gills of Hyriopsis bialatus, an Asian freshwater mussel, exposed to sublethal concen...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Antonia Concetta Elia Gabriele Magara Paolo Pastorino Annalisa Zaccaroni Barbara Caldaroni Rebecca Andreini Marzia Righetti Marina Silvi Ambrosius Josef Martin D örr Marino Prearo Source Type: research

Pesticide residues in honeybee-collected pollen: does the EU regulation protect honeybees from pesticides?
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 23. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-16947-z. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTResearchers globally identify pesticides as one of the main reasons for pollinator decline. In the European Union (EU), extensive legislation is implemented to protect pollinators from harmful pesticide exposure. The aim of our study was to discover whether the pesticide residue levels in honeybee matrices, such as nectar and pollen, exceeded the chronic or acute toxicity levels when beehives were located next to fields treated with specific insecticides. The insecticides were used according to the EU legislation and its...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lotta Kaila Jarmo Ketola Marjaana Toivonen Olli Loukola Kati Hakala Sakari Raiskio Timo Hurme Marja Jalli Source Type: research

Superior degradation of phenolic contaminants in different water matrices via non-radical Fenton-like mechanism mediated by surface-disordered WO < sub > 3 < /sub >
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 23. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17088-z. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTHeterogeneous Fenton-like catalysis mediated by solid catalyst is a promising oxidation technology for water purification. The redox reactivity, cost-effectiveness, and environmental compatibility of solid catalyst play governing roles in oxidant activation, radical generation, and pollutant degradation. Herein, the surface-disordered WO3 (D-WO3) functionally engineered by the unique crystalline-amorphous core-shell structure is proven to be a superior solid catalyst of heterogeneous Fenton-like catalysis for peroxymonos...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ai-Yong Zhang Shuo Xu Jing-Wei Feng Pin-Cheng Zhao Heng Liang Source Type: research

New approach in SARS-CoV-2 surveillance using biosensor technology: a review
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 23. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17096-z. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBiosensors are analytical tools that transform the bio-signal into an observable response. Biosensors are effective for early detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection because they target viral antigens to assess clinical development and provide information on the severity and critical trends of infection. The biosensors are capable of being on-site, fast, and extremely sensitive to the target viral antigen, opening the door for early detection of SARS-CoV-2. They can screen indi...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Dina M El-Sherif Mohamed Abouzid Mohamed S Gaballah Alhassan Ali Ahmed Muhammad Adeel Sheta M Sheta Source Type: research

Contrasting effect of zirconium-, iron-, and zirconium/iron-modified attapulgites capping and amendment on phosphorus mobilization in sediment
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 24. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-16979-5. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn this research, the sorption characteristics and mechanism of phosphate on zirconium-modified attapulgite (Zr-ATP), iron-modified attapulgite (Fe-ATP), and zirconium/iron co-modified attapulgite (Zr/Fe-ATP) prepared by a simple impregnation method were studied, and the impacts of Zr-ATP, Fe-ATP, and Zr/Fe-ATP amendment and capping on the migration of phosphorus (P) from sediments to overlying waters were investigated. The results showed that Zr-ATP and Zr/Fe-ATP possessed stronger adsorption ability for phosphate in aq...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Niuniu Liu Wanyan Chen Jianwei Lin Yanhui Zhan Source Type: research

The impact of economic policy uncertainty on carbon emissions: evaluating the role of foreign capital investment and renewable energy in East Asian economies
This study aims to investigate the relationship between carbon emissions (CO2) and economic policy uncertainty for East Asian countries. During recent decades, climate change has become a severe issue globally. To our understanding, the impact of economic policy uncertainty (EPU) on CO2 emissions has not been thoroughly studied in the environment-energy literature. To overcome this research gap, this study explores the link between EPU, CO2 emissions, foreign direct investment (FDI), and renewable energy for the panel of four East Asian economies, namely, China, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, from 1997 to 2020. We used...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yasir Khan Taimoor Hassan Dervis Kirikkaleli Zhang Xiuqin Cai Shukai Source Type: research

Another casualty of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic-the environmental impact
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 24. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17098-x. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCemetery leachate generated by the process of cadaveric decomposition is a significant contaminant of several matrices in the cemetery environment (soil, groundwater, and surface water). The biogenic amines cadaverine and putrescine stand out among the cemetery leachate contaminants, since they are potentially carcinogenic compounds. This review article presents a discussion of possible environmental impacts caused by the increase in deaths resulting from COVID-19 as its central theme. The study also aims to demonstrate ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Let ícia Rocha Gonçalves Matheus Mantuanelli Roberto Ana Paula Andrade Braga Gabriel Bertoletti Barozzi Giovanna Segati Canizela Let ícia de Souza Gigeck Let ícia Rosa de Souza Maria Aparecida Marin-Morales Source Type: research

Enhanced cadmium removal by growing Bacillus cereus RC-1 immobilized on different magnetic biochars through simultaneous adsorption and bioaccumulation
This study further deepened our understanding of biosorption process by microorganism immobilized onto magnetic biochar for the metal removal.PMID:34689298 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-021-17125-x (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Min Deng Kai Li Yu-Jian Yan Fei Huang Dan Peng Source Type: research

Assessing the relationship between the abundance of microplastics in sediments, surface waters, and fish in the Iran southern shores
This study may help in increasing our knowledge regarding MP pollution in marine water systems and biota.PMID:34689299 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-021-17128-8 (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 24, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ali Agharokh Mojtaba S Taleshi Mehdi Bibak Majid Rasta Hor Torabi Jafroudi Bel én Rubio Armesto Source Type: research

Experimental investigation of 4E performance studies of a vertical bifacial solar module during summer and winter
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 22. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-16864-1. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe proposed research work presents the performance analysis of the vertically mounted bifacial module (VBFM) with and without tracking during the summer and winter seasons. Also, various parameters like energy efficiency, electrical efficiency, electrical exergy, thermal exergy, exergy efficiency, environmental analysis, economic analysis, exergoeconomic analysis, enviroeconomic analysis, and exergoenviroeconomic analysis of the VBFM were studied and presented. The comparative analysis was carried out between two bifaci...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Vimala Muthu Geetha Ramadas Source Type: research

β-cyclodextrin and its derivatives: application in wastewater treatment
This article comprises of various derivatives of β-cyclodextrins: their nanoparticulate systems and their characterization and applications to remove different types of impurities from wastewater. The chemical reactions for their synthesis and mechanism of adsorption are highlighted.PMID:34686957 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-021-17014-3 (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Diksha Chodankar Amisha Vora Ashish Kanhed Source Type: research

Hazardous effects of high voltage electromagnetic field on albino rats and protective role of Rosmarinus officinalis
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 22. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17060-x. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTElectromagnetic fields (EMFs) are common in our everyday lives. They have many origins and severe effects on individuals and environments where they inflict a great deal of health and psychological harm. The current study investigated the impact of high voltage (H.V.) EMF 5.4 kV/m for 2 and 4 h per day with a frequency equal to 50 Hz alternating current (AC) on body weight (b.wt), blood indices, and certain liver enzymes of albino rats after 25 days of exposure to the electromagnetic field. This work focuses on the thera...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Sallam K Tony Hamadi A Ismail Fawzy S Hatour Magda E Mahmoud Source Type: research

Gridded distribution of total suspended particulate matter (TSP) and their chemical characterization over Delhi during winter
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 22. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-16572-w. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn the present study, total suspended particulate matter (TSP) samples were collected at 47 different sites (47 grids of 5 × 5 km2 area) of Delhi during winter (January-February 2019) in campaign mode. To understand the spatial variation of sources, TSP samples were analyzed for chemical compositions including carbonaceous species [organic carbon (OC), elemental carbon (EC), and water-soluble organic carbon (WSOC)], water-soluble total nitrogen (WSTN), water-soluble inorganic nitrogen (WSIN), polycyclic aromatic hy...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ritu Jangirh Sakshi Ahlawat Rahul Arya Arnab Mondal Lokesh Yadav Garima Kotnala Pooja Yadav Nikki Choudhary Martina Rani Rubiya Banoo Akansha Rai Ummed Singh Saharan Neeraj Rastogi Anil Patel None Shivani Ranu Gadi Priyanka Saxena Narayanasamy Vijayan Chh Source Type: research

Occupational exposure to organic solvents and breast cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 22. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17100-6. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBreast cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. Recent studies suggest that organic solvent exposure could be closely related to breast cancer, although the evidence remains controversial. Thus, we evaluated existing epidemiological evidence for the association between occupational solvent exposure and breast cancer. PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library were searched to identify published case-control and cohort studies that addressed occupational exposure to organic solvents and breast cancer, up to April, 2021. Meta...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wenxuan Xiao Jinglong Huang Jianing Wang Youli Chen Nan Hu Shiyi Cao Source Type: research

Impact of renewable energy consumption, financial development and natural resources on environmental degradation in OECD countries with dynamic panel data
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 23. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-16861-4. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThis research used panel data from 1995 to 2019 to examine the impact of financial development, natural resource, industrial production, renewable energy consumption, and total reserve on environmental degradation in (38) OECD countries by using dynamic panel data models, i.e., one-step difference GMM, one-step system GMM, and two-step system GMM model, respectively. The examined findings of one-step difference GMM, one-step system GMM, and two-step system GMM demonstrate that renewable energy consumption and natural res...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Vishal Dagar Muhammad Kamran Khan Rafael Alvarado Abdul Rehman Muhammad Irfan Oluwasegun B Adekoya Shah Fahad Source Type: research

Spatiotemporal dynamics and influencing factors of the global material footprint
This study can provide a reference for the spatial distribution of sustainable resource development.PMID:34686962 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-021-16923-7 (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Heming Wang Yao Wei Yueming Wu Xinzhe Wang Yao Wang Guoqiang Wang Qiang Yue Source Type: research

Behavior of potentially toxic elements from stoker-boiler fly ash in Interior Alaska: paired batch leaching and solid-phase characterization
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 23. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-15583-x. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTDespite significant investigation of fly ash spills and mineralogical controls on the release of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) from fly ash, interactions with the surficial environment remain relatively poorly understood. We conducted 90-day batch leaching studies with paired analysis of supernatant and solid-phase mineralogy to assess the elemental release and transformation of fly ash upon reaction with aquatic media (18 MΩ cm-1 water and simulated rainwater). The fly ash in this study, collected from the Uni...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Kyle P Milke Kiana L Mitchell Sarah M Hayes Carlin J Green Jennifer J Guerard Source Type: research

Correction to: Radiostrontium monitoring of bivalves from the Pacific coast of eastern Japan
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 23. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-16510-w. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34686964 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-021-16510-w (Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International)
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Zin'ichi Karube Yoko Inuzuka Atsushi Tanaka Katsuaki Kurishima Nobuharu Kihou Yasuyuki Shibata Source Type: research

Does financial inclusion and education limit CO2 emissions in China? A new perspective
In this study, we have included two factors that could affect the CO2 emissions in China i.e. financial inclusion and education. Five different proxies of financial inclusion have been estimated through the ARDL technique and four of them have confirmed the favorable impact of financial inclusion on the environmental quality in China. Similarly, the role of education proved to be beneficial in reducing CO2 emissions in China. Among the control variables, GDP and population also exerted a negative impact on CO2 emissions, whereas, the research and development activities encourage carbon emissions. Our findings suggest that ...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Nan Liu Cencen Hong Muhammad Tayyab Sohail Source Type: research

Enhancement of photocatalytic and biological activities of chitosan/activated carbon incorporated with TiO < sub > 2 < /sub > nanoparticles
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 23. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17019-y. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTNovel and sustainable chitosan (CS)/activated charcoal (AC) composites were prepared by cross-linking with epichlorohydrin (ECH) to form a porous structure. Different titanium dioxide nanoparticle (TiO2 NPs) concentrations (0, 0.2, 0.4, and 0.8% w/w) were added to enhance the photocatalytic, antibacterial, larvicidal, and pupicidal activities' efficiency toward Rose Bengal (RB) dye and the Culex pipiens. The composites were characterized by FT-IR, XRD, XPS, BET and SEM. The SEM images revealed the porous structure of CS/...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Medhat E Owda Ahmed S Elfeky Ragab E Abouzeid Ahmed K Saleh Mohamed A Awad Haitham A Abdellatif Fakher M Ahmed Ahmed S Elzaref Source Type: research

Risk assessment of COVID-19 pandemic using deep learning model for J & amp;K in India: a district level analysis
In this study, we analysed the data for 228 days (1 May to 15 December 2020) of daily incidence of COVID-19 cases for a district level analysis in the region of Jammu and Kashmir in the northern Himalayan belt of India. We used a deep learning-based incremental learning technique to model the current trend of COVID-19 transmission and to predict the future trends with 60-day forecasting. The results not only indicate high rates of morbidity and mortality but also forecast high rise in the incidence of COVID-19 in different districts of the study region. We used geographic information system (GIS) for storing, analysing, an...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Manzoor A Wani Junaid Farooq Danish Mushtaq Wani Source Type: research

Investigating the environmental Kuznets curve between economic growth and chemical fertilizer surpluses in China: a provincial panel cointegration approach
This study investigated the relationship between fertilizer nitrogen (N) and phosphate (P) surpluses and economic development on the regional level in China. With a balanced panel dataset covering 30 provinces of mainland China from 1988 to 2019, we employed panel cointegrating polynomial regression (CPR) analysis using fully modified OLS (FM-OLS) estimators. Our results suggested that all provinces exhibit a long-run cointegrated relationship between fertilizer surpluses and real per capita gross regional product (GRP). A total of 22 provinces out of 30 showed a significant inverted U-shaped environmental Kuznets curve (E...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Xiaomin Yu Karsten Schweikert Reiner Doluschitz Source Type: research

A fuzzy rule-based multi-criterion approach for a cooperative green supplier selection problem
This study contributes to a green supplier selection problem considering the green manufacturing, green transportation, and green procurement. This study contributes to reverse logistics, eco-design, reusing, recycling, and remanufacturing with their high impact on the industries. In addition to the logistics costs and transportation costs, the carbon emissions are considered. With regard to the game theory, this paper uses a cooperative green supplier selection model. If transportation requirements of two or more companies are combined, it will help manufacturers to have less [Formula: see text] emissions with lower cost....
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Parisa Rafigh Ali Akbar Akbari Hadi Mohammadi Bidhendi Ali Husseinzadeh Kashan Source Type: research

Temporal-spatial variations, source apportionment, and ecological risk of trace elements in sediments of water-level-fluctuation zone in the Three Gorges Reservoir, China
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 23. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17066-5. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe Three Gorges Reservoir (TGR) plays a crucial role in providing electricity for mega-cities across China. However, since the impoundment was completed in 2006, attention to environmental concerns has also been intensive. In order to determine the distribution, sources, and pollution status of trace elements in the water fluctuation zone of the TGR following ten years of repeated "submergence" and "exposure", we systematically collected 16 paired surface sediment samples (n = 32) covering the entire...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Siyuan Zhang Weiru Wang Fengwen Wang Daijun Zhang Neil L Rose Source Type: research

How do energy prices affect economic environment under different price regulation policies?
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Oct 23. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17043-y. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEnergy is an essential factor for the survival of industries. Energy can affect the industrial productivity related to the economic activities, and the fluctuation of energy price will influence the final energy consumption level. In this paper, we use the input-output price model to study the relationship between the fluctuation of energy price and the change of economic level under different price control scenarios. The results show that the energy price fluctuation has high conduction efficiency on the general price i...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - October 23, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Haitao Xu Xiongfeng Pan Malin Song Yuduo Lu Source Type: research