American Journal of Environmental Protection

Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2020

  • Understanding Solid Waste Management Practices in Developing Countries: From Waste Disposal to Recovery of Resources

    Foday Pinka Sankoh

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2020
    Pages: 39-43
    Received: 8 July 2019
    Accepted: 6 August 2019
    Published: 28 May 2020
    Abstract: This paper sought to compare the three methods of waste management in developing countries and identify the most economical option. Structured questionnaires were administered to three city councils in Sierra Leone with respect to landfills, composting and incineration as waste disposal methods. On-the-sport observation and personal interviews were... Show More
  • Effect of Integrated Soil and Water Conservation Practices on Vegetation Cover Change and Soil Loss Reduction in Southern Ethiopia

    Dessale Wasie, Fantaw Yimer, Shiferaw Alem

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2020
    Pages: 44-50
    Received: 15 January 2020
    Accepted: 4 March 2020
    Published: 3 June 2020
    Abstract: Soil erosion is a major challenge in sustaining agricultural production. Area closure with tree planting and physical conservation measures, implemented by various land rehabilitation programs is one of the best options to address the soil erosion problem. This study was conducted to assess the effect of integrated soil and water conservation (SWC)... Show More
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Shifting Agriculture of Bulang People in Yunnan, China

    Lun Yin, Misiani Zachary, Yanyan Zheng, Xiaohan Zhang, Antonine Sakwa

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2020
    Pages: 51-58
    Received: 3 May 2020
    Accepted: 26 May 2020
    Published: 8 June 2020
    Abstract: Land-use and land-cover changes directly impact biological diversity, and may cause land degradation by altering ecosystem services and livelihood support systems, thereby disrupting the socio-cultural practices and institutions associated with managing those biophysical systems. The most important is the gradual disappearance of human’s traditiona... Show More
  • Bioaugmentation Strategy for Treatment of Sulfur Black Wastewater Through Sequential Fenton Oxidation and Biological Process by Two Sulfide-oxidizing Strains

    Suyu Liu, Peng Yin, Yu Zhang, Xingke Wu, Zhiqiang Cai

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2020
    Pages: 59-66
    Received: 27 April 2020
    Accepted: 4 June 2020
    Published: 17 June 2020
    Abstract: In order to develop an affective bioaugmentation strategy for the removal of sulfur black and increase sulfide-oxidization capability in biological treatment, bioaugmentation strains with higher sulfide-oxidizing capability, Acinetobacter sp. DS-9 and Aspergillus sp. DS-28, were isolated from a municipal wastewater (WW) treatment plant and selected... Show More
  • Challenges of Local Government, Environmental Justice, Sustainable Development: The Case of Qellem Wollega Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

    Jemal Hussein Abdulle

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2020
    Pages: 67-76
    Received: 19 August 2019
    Accepted: 27 May 2020
    Published: 28 June 2020
    Abstract: Currently, environment related problem is becoming a burning issue for every individuals and group of people living in the globe irrespective of our background as we have only one world that can’t be replaced by another one. We don’t have a reserve world therefore the only chance that we have is conserving it. Therefore, different scholars today ha... Show More