American Journal of Environmental Protection

Volume 10, Issue 3, June 2021

  • Impact of Muga Silk (Antheraea assamensis) on Community Livelihood in the Brahmaputra Valley of Assam-India

    Niranjan Das

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, June 2021
    Pages: 59-65
    Received: 24 March 2021
    Accepted: 29 May 2021
    Published: 7 June 2021
    Abstract: Muga the golden-yellow silk produced by ‘Antheraea assama’ is found only in the Brahmaputra Valley of Assam-India. This species of silkworm is semi-domesticated in that the rearers collect the worms that crawl down at the end of their larval period. They are allowed to spin cocoons in the rearer's houses. The gleaming golden yellow silk is referred... Show More
  • Urbanization of Colombo City and Its Impact on Land Surface Temperature from 2001-2019

    Dissanayake Dmdok, Kurugama Kakm

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, June 2021
    Pages: 66-76
    Received: 22 June 2021
    Accepted: 5 July 2021
    Published: 13 July 2021
    Abstract: The Urban Heat Island (UHI) is a metropolis whose temperature is several degrees higher than the surrounding rural areas. In connection with the UHI phenomenon, the earth’s surface temperature (LST) was estimated using Landsat satellite imagery covering the city of Colombo. The results showed that the UHI effect spread to the north, east, and south... Show More