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  1. The global mineral fertiliser crisis increased the pressure on the EU agricultural sector. In response, the EU Commission released a Communication on ensuring availability and affordability of fertilisers in N...

    Authors: Beatrice Garske, Katharine Heyl and Felix Ekardt
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:19
  2. Exposure of individuals to heavy metals (HMs) is a growing concern with far-reaching implications for human health. HMs encompass a diverse range of elements that, when present in excess or in particular chemi...

    Authors: Raed H. Althomali, Manal A. Abbood, Ebraheem Abdu Musad Saleh, Laylo Djuraeva, Barno Sayfutdinovna Abdullaeva, Ruqayah Taher Habash, Muataz S. Alhassan, Ahmed Hussien Radie Alawady, Ali Hashiem Alsaalamy and Moslem Lari Najafi
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:18
  3. When we paint our houses or offices, we might paint plastic, because most paints are generally formulated with polymer binders. After drying and curing, the binders fix the colourants on the painted surface as...

    Authors: Cheng Fang, Wenhao Zhou, Jiaqi Hu, Cuiqin Wu, Junfeng Niu and Ravi Naidu
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:17
  4. This thorough review explores the pioneering applications of graphene oxide (GO) in tackling emerging environmental pollutants, highlighting its distinct role in environmental remediation. Setting itself apart...

    Authors: Bala Anegbe, Ikhazuagbe H. Ifijen, Muniratu Maliki, Ita E. Uwidia and Aireguamen I. Aigbodion
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:15
  5. The primary task of the BERN database is to document reference data on typical site parameters for the occurrence of plant communities in which their diagnostic species are in competitive equilibrium with each...

    Authors: Angela Schlutow, Philipp Kraft, Thomas Scheuschner, Mark Schlutow and Winfried Schröder
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:14
  6. Monitoring water resources requires accurate predictions of rainfall data. Our study introduces a novel deep learning model named the deep residual shrinkage network (DRSN)—temporal convolutional network (TCN)...

    Authors: Mohammad Ehteram, Mahdie Afshari Nia, Fatemeh Panahi and Hanieh Shabanian
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:13
  7. Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other forms of dementia are the seventh leading cause of death. Studies discern the inclusion of air pollution among modifiable risk factors for dementia, while limited studies are...

    Authors: Xi Yang, Wanyanhan Jiang, Xi Gao, Yi He, Chenwei Lin, Jiushun Zhou and Lian Yang
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:12
  8. The management of sludge from municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) is a global issue, but also an opportunity for circular reuse. Recent data show that sludge reuse in agriculture has the highest shar...

    Authors: Dobril Valchev, Irina Ribarova, Boyan Borisov, Viden Radovanov, Valentina Lyubomirova, Irina Kostova, Galina Dimova, Orhideya Karpuzova and Svetlana Lazarova
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:11
  9. Many aquatic insects emerge as adults from water bodies to complete parts of their life cycle in terrestrial ecosystems and are potential prey for riparian predators. The benefits of riparian predators from aq...

    Authors: Katharina Ohler, Verena C. Schreiner, Lukas Reinhard, Moritz Link, Matthias Liess, Werner Brack and Ralf B. Schäfer
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:10
  10. With rapid industrial development, heavy metal contamination has become a major public health and ecological concern worldwide. Although knowledge about metal pollution in European water resources is increasin...

    Authors: Hafiza Hira Iqbal, Ayesha Siddique, Abdul Qadir, Sajid Rashid Ahmad, Matthias Liess and Naeem Shahid
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:9
  11. The large-scale application of pyrethroids and organophosphorus pesticides has great benefits for pest control. However, the increase of cancer incidence rate in recent years has also caused public concern abo...

    Authors: Yanbin Liu, Kunze Li, Chaofan Li, Zeyao Feng, Yifan Cai, Yu Zhang, Yijian Hu, Xinyu Wei, Peizhuo Yao, Xuanyu Liu, Yiwei Jia, Wei Lv, Yinbin Zhang, Zhangjian Zhou, Fei Wu, Wanjun Yan…
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:8
  12. The implementation of the Environmental Protection Tax Law was seriously affected by strict pandemic control. The Environmental Protection Tax Law imposed environmental taxes on enterprises based on measuring ...

    Authors: Wang Zong-hang, Zhou Jian-ya and Chen Ming-jun
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:7
  13. Dietary exposure to heavy metals and metalloids [metal(loid)s] deserves increased attention; however, there is a lack of a comprehensive understanding of the risks of dietary exposure from multi-type food inta...

    Authors: Beibei Wang, Liwen Zhang, Weiying Feng, Han Zhang, Xiaoli Duan and Ning Qin
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:6
  14. The significant natural energy sources for reducing the global usage of fossil fuels are renewable energy (RE) sources. Solar energy is a crucial and reliable RE source. Site selection for solar photovoltaic (...

    Authors: Nitin Liladhar Rane, Mehmet Akif Günen, Suraj Kumar Mallick, Jayesh Rane, Chaitanya B. Pande, Monica Giduturi, Javed Khan Bhutto, Krishna Kumar Yadav, Abebe Debele Tolche and Maha Awjan Alreshidi
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:5
  15. Pelargonic acid is a non-selective herbicide derived from natural sources with a range of potential applications in areas where synthetic herbicides may be less acceptable. One such use area is weed control on...

    Authors: Thomas Poiger, Joanna Müller, Roy Kasteel and Ignaz J. Buerge
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:4
  16. For market approval of genetically modified plants (GMPs), the evaluation of agronomic and phenotypic plant traits is a standard requirement and part of the comparative assessment of the GMP and its convention...

    Authors: Dolezel Marion, Miklau Marianne, Heissenberger Andreas and Otto Mathias
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:3
  17. Persistent, mobile and toxic (PMT) and very persistent and very mobile (vPvM) substances have gained significant attention in recent years. The substances do not break down in the environment over appreciable ...

    Authors: Anna Lennquist, Jonatan Kleimark, Hans Peter H. Arp and Sarah E. Hale
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:2
  18. Globally, dwindling potable water supplies and toxic waste triggered by human activities and climate change are substantial concerns. Below these occurrences, the suitability of drinking water regulations and ...

    Authors: Mohan Ramya, Sanniyasi Elumalai and Arthanari Umamaheswari
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2024 36:1
  19. Wet meadows, a type of wetland, are impacted by significant climate fluctuation and human activity, impacting soil microorganisms that play an essential role in ecosystem processes. Understanding the underlyin...

    Authors: Awais Iqbal, Muhammad Maqsood Ur Rehman, Muhammad Usman, Wasim Sajjad, Jiahuan Niu, Abraham Allan Degen, Muhammad Rafiq and Zhanhuan Shang
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:115
  20. The study of the contamination patterns and characteristics of Sb and As in the soils of the legacy contaminated sites of antimony smelters is important for the redevelopment and utilization of industrial site...

    Authors: Qiang Li, Ying Cao, Tian Meng, Liansheng He and Sen Zhang
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:114
  21. The main objective of this research is to evaluate the effects of climate change first on precipitation and temperature, and then on the runoff characteristics of two tropical watersheds located in Senegal and...

    Authors: Cheikh Abdoul Aziz Sy Sadio, Cheikh Faye, Chaitanya B. Pande, Abebe Debele Tolche, Mohd Sajid Ali, Marina M. S. Cabral-Pinto and Mohamed Elsahabi
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:113
  22. Rainfall is crucial for the development and management of water resources. Six hybrid soft computing models, including multilayer perceptron (MLP)–Henry gas solubility optimization (HGSO), MLP–bat algorithm (M...

    Authors: Saad Sh. Sammen, Ozgur Kisi, Mohammad Ehteram, Ahmed El-Shafie, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Mohammad Ali Ghorbani, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, Ali Najah Ahmed and Shamsuddin Shahid
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:112
  23. 3,5,6-trichloropyridinol (TCPY) is a metabolite of chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl, whose presence in the environment is of potential toxicity to human. So, it is need to monitor and regualte TCPY levels ...

    Authors: Fulu Qiao, Teng Ma, Xia Wang, Feng Zhang and Long Wan
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:111
  24. Despite numerous urban pollution sources, research on aquatic species bioaccumulation in the Han River is scarce. In this longitudinal study, we assessed baseline heavy metal (HM) concentrations in Cyprinidae,...

    Authors: Hye-Ryeong Jung, Je-Seung Lee, Mijin Ahn, Yeong-Seop Cha and Ihn-Sup Han
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:110
  25. Phosphorus recycling is an important cornerstone of sustainable phosphorus management and required to establish a circular economy in line with the EU Green Deal. Animal bones contain phosphate which can be re...

    Authors: Katharine Heyl, Beatrice Garske and Felix Ekardt
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:109

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  26. Recent studies indicate a partial recovery of European stream macroinvertebrate diversity. However, the key determinants shaping the overall community trends are only partly explored, owing to insufficient lon...

    Authors: Hong Hanh Nguyen, Ellen A. R. Welti, Phillip J. Haubrock and Peter Haase
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:108
  27. The substitution of hazardous chemicals with safer alternatives is an important objective in European chemical policy, but implementation has been slower than expected. We conduct a comprehensive analysis and ...

    Authors: Daniel Slunge, Mécia Miguel, Lina Lindahl and Thomas Backhaus
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:107
  28. Decades after their first commercial release, many theoretical assumptions are still taken for granted in the deployment of genetically modified (GM) crops. Theoretically, in the case of maize, active transcri...

    Authors: André Felipe Lohn, Miluse Trtikova, Ignacio Chapela, Johnnie van den Berg, Hannalene du Plessis and Angelika Hilbeck
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:106
  29. Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) represent a category of pervasive and enduring environmental pollutants that present a risk to human health. Although growing evidence suggests that probiot...

    Authors: Yangjie Liao, Jiang Chen, Jingbo Li, Jiayi Wang, Long Cheng and Min Guo
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:105
  30. In this study, we present a screening method based on molecular absorption spectrometry to study PFAS uptake and fate in plants. To evaluate the suitability of this method we analyzed plant extracts with molec...

    Authors: Lennart Gehrenkemper, Isabel Rühl, Tanja Westphalen, Fabian Simon, Marcus von der Au, Antje Cossmer and Björn Meermann
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:104
  31. Efficient biomonitoring is essential for fish protection and management. Environmental DNA (eDNA) has become a promising tool for fish surveys, and its accuracy and robustness are closely related to the primer...

    Authors: Xingyue Min, Feilong Li, Xinfei Zhang, Fen Guo, Fan Zhang and Yuan Zhang
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:103
  32. The decline of insect abundance and richness has been documented for decades and has received increased attention in recent years. In 2017, a study by Hallmann and colleagues on insect biomasses in German natu...

    Authors: Sebastian Köthe, Nikita Bakanov, Carsten A. Brühl, Lisa Eichler, Thomas Fickel, Birgit Gemeinholzer, Thomas Hörren, Aleksandra Jurewicz, Alexandra Lux, Gotthard Meinel, Roland Mühlethaler, Livia Schäffler, Christoph Scherber, Florian D. Schneider, Martin Sorg, Stephanie J. Swenson…
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:102
  33. Little is known about the magnitude of the relation of ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) constituents with hyperuricemia and serum uric acid (SUA) levels. Therefore, we aimed to assess the associations and ...

    Authors: Kejun Chen, Jianzhong Yin, Yucen Dai, Xuewei Tang, Huan Xu, Ye Jiang, Hualiang Lin, Jingzhong Li, Tingting Yang, Jianhong Yu, Xiaoyan Lv, Quzong Deji, Juying Zhang, Linshen Xie, Bing Guo and Xing Zhao
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:101
  34. The so-called EPT taxa have been shown to be highly sensitive to various environmental pollutants. However, there are only few published studies on toxicity testing with EPT representatives and there is a part...

    Authors: Kirsten Germing, Steve U. Ayobahan, Hannes Reinwald, Maria Vogt, Benedikt Ringbeck, Bernd Göckener, Elke Eilebrecht, Lena Kosak and Sebastian Eilebrecht
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:100
  35. To ensure a high level of public health and environmental protection, authorities that deliver scientific expertise to inform decision-makers and the public at large need to be independent from external stakeh...

    Authors: Guillaume Karr, Giovanni Prete, Soraya Duboc and Denis Zmirou-Navier
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:96
  36. Olive Mill Wastewater (OMWW) is produced in large quantities and contains high levels of nutrients that can be reused for irrigation, reducing the demand for freshwater resources. However, OMWW is phytotoxic a...

    Authors: Raid Alrowais, Rania Saber Yousef, Osama konsowa Ahmed, Mohamed Mahmoud-Aly, Mahmoud M. Abdel daiem and Noha Said
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:95
  37. Non-target screening of surface water samples collected over an extended period can reveal interesting temporal patterns in exposome-related pollutants. Additionally, geographical data on pollution sources clo...

    Authors: Dagny Aurich, Philippe Diderich, Rick Helmus and Emma L. Schymanski
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:94
  38. This paper reviews the ongoing failure of hybrid transgenic Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) cotton unique to India. The underlying cause for this failure is the high cost of hybrid seed that imposes a suboptimal long...

    Authors: Andrew Paul Gutierrez, Peter E. Kenmore and Luigi Ponti
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:93
  39. Precisely predicting the water levels of rivers is critical for planning and supporting flood hazard and risk assessments and maintaining navigation, irrigation, and water withdrawal for urban areas and indust...

    Authors: Zsolt Vizi, Bálint Batki, Luca Rátki, Szabolcs Szalánczi, István Fehérváry, Péter Kozák and Tímea Kiss
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:92
  40. The present case study considers fuel base substitution in operation of actual district heating system and in other scenario replacing of district heating system by individual heating system in each apartment ...

    Authors: Jozef Salva, Juraj Poništ, Oqil Rasulov, Marián Schwarz, Miroslav Vanek and Michal Sečkár
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:91
  41. Many studies have investigated short-term peak concentrations of pesticides in surface waters resulting from agricultural uses. However, we lack information to what extent pesticides reoccur over medium (> 4 d...

    Authors: Larissa Z. Herrmann, Sascha Bub, Jakob Wolfram, Sebastian Stehle, Lara L. Petschick and Ralf Schulz
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:90
  42. In recent years, there has been growing interest in public valuation for forest ecosystem services in policymaking. This paper investigates the public’s perception of the Czech forest ecosystem services, i.e.,...

    Authors: Ratna Chrismiari Purwestri, Petra Palátová, Miroslav Hájek, Roman Dudík, Vilém Jarský and Marcel Riedl
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:89
  43. This study aimed to optimize the production of bio-oil from Leucaena leucocephala wood using a fluidized bed reactor. Response surface methodology was used to optimize the fast pyrolysis through three operational...

    Authors: S. Clemente-Castro, A. Palma, M. Ruiz-Montoya, I. Giráldez and M. J. Díaz
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:88
  44. Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) exposure has a negative impact on the environment and biological health. However, the relationship between PFOS exposure and diabetes in adults is not clear.

    Authors: Keliang Liu, Linqing Sun, Haiming Xu, Sirui Li, Lei Sun, Yuhui Tian and Zhihong Liu
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:87
  45. Currently, active chlorine is considered the most effective treatment for preventing biofouling of structures in contact with seawater. This compound falls under the scope of the EU Biocidal Products Regulatio...

    Authors: Said Kinani, Salma Achawi, Sylvaine Ronga-Pezeret, Aleksandra Piotrowski, Christine Gauthey-Lapize, Ilse Tonk, Mira Wenker and Fabrice Nesslany
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:86
  46. The bioaccumulation of some heavy metals in coaster waters directly affects the ecosystem and human beings. Thus, the objectives of this study are to evaluate the interaction between fish and coastal water and...

    Authors: Raymond L. Njinga, Adebiyi S. Adebayo and Ayodele P. Olufemi
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2023 35:85

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