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  1. This article introduces the EU Horizon 2020 research project MIX-UP, "Mixed plastics biodegradation and upcycling using microbial communities". The project focuses on changing the traditional linear value chai...

    Authors: Hendrik Ballerstedt, Till Tiso, Nick Wierckx, Ren Wei, Luc Averous, Uwe Bornscheuer, Kevin O’Connor, Tilman Floehr, Andreas Jupke, Jürgen Klankermayer, Luo Liu, Victor de Lorenzo, Tanja Narancic, Juan Nogales, Rémi Perrin, Eric Pollet…
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:99
  2. Myocardial fibrosis is a critical pathological basis for the poor prognosis of cardiovascular diseases. Studies have found that myocardial fibrosis is closely associated with exposure to environmental estrogen...

    Authors: Chao Liu, Chengyu Ni, Weichu Liu, Xiaolian Yang, Renyi Zhang, Jianling Zhang, Man Luo, Jie Xu and Jie Yu
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:96
  3. The large-scale applications of alumina nanoparticles (Al2O3-NPs), one of the most important NPs in the global market, are causing severe damages to the environment and human health. Our previous research has rev...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Chen, Li Dong, Fuchang Deng, Yaqiang Cao, Yuanzheng Fu, Mu Zhu, Guangqiu Qin, Dayna Schultz, Kamran Shekh and Song Tang
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:95
  4. The uptake of green public procurement in the Czech Republic is known to lag behind the European standards. We trace this condition back to the adverse effects of a specific type of decision-making trade-off f...

    Authors: Michal Plaček, Vladislav Valentinov, Cristina del Campo, Gabriela Vaceková, František Ochrana and Markéta Šumpíková
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:94
  5. The trophic magnification factor (TMF) is a metric that describes the average trophic magnification of a chemical through a food web. TMFs may be used for the risk assessment of chemicals, although TMFs for si...

    Authors: Verena Kosfeld, Heinz Rüdel, Christian Schlechtriem, Caren Rauert and Jan Koschorreck
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:93
  6. Insight into temporal–spatial variations of dissolved organic matter (DOM) fractions were undertaken to trace potential factors toward a further understanding aquatic environment in Lake Shahu, a brackish-wate...

    Authors: Kuotian Lu, Weining Xu, Huibin Yu, Hongjie Gao, Xiaobo Gao and Ningmei Zhu
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:92
  7. Livestock manure is an important reservoir of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic-resistance genes (ARGs). The bacterial community structure and diversity are usually studied using high-throughp...

    Authors: Tingting Song, Hongna Li, Binxu Li, Jiaxun Yang, Muhammad Fahad Sardar, Mengmeng Yan, Luyao Li, Yunlong Tian, Sha Xue and Changxiong Zhu
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:91
  8. With the continuous advancement of global urbanisation, humans have begun to overutilise or improperly utilise the natural resources of bay areas, which has led to a series of ecological and environmental prob...

    Authors: Qiuying Zhang, Futian Ren, Xiangyun Xiong, Hongjie Gao, Yudong Wang, Wenjun Sun, Peifang Leng, Zhao Li and Yangwei Bai
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:90
  9. In order to protect aquatic environments and to reduce the presence of micropollutants in the global water cycle, wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) often implement an additional treatment step. One of the mo...

    Authors: Marion Woermann, Julios Armand Kontchou and Bernd Sures
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:89
  10. Anthe et al. (Environ Sci Eur 32:147, 2020. https://​doi.​org/​10.​1186/​s12302-020-00424-4) develop a mathematical model to calculate the contribution of veterinary me...

    Authors: Rosemary Perkins, Martin Whitehead and Dave Goulson
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:88
  11. The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 foresees that Member States assess conditions and potential developments of ecosystems under climate change and atmospheric nitrogen deposition. This combination of environ...

    Authors: Angela Schlutow, Winfried Schröder, Martin Jenssen and Stefan Nickel
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:87
  12. Although humans and animals are often simultaneously exposed to a variety of mycotoxins via feed and food consumption, in which aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and deoxynivalenol (DON) is one of the most prevalent combina...

    Authors: Yanhua Wang, Qiang Wang, Chun Ji, Xiaoxuan Guo, Guiling Yang, Dou Wang, Hongbiao Weng, Yongzhong Qian and Chen Chen
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:86
  13. Most plastics are made of persistent synthetic polymer matrices that contain chemical additives in significant amounts. Millions of tonnes of plastics are produced every year and a significant amount of this p...

    Authors: Helena Andrade, Juliane Glüge, Dorte Herzke, Narain Maharaj Ashta, Shwetha Manohar Nayagar and Martin Scheringer
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:85
  14. The current and future expansion of aquaculture production appears to be only manageable by using veterinary medicinal products (VMPs) to prevent and reduce disease outbreaks. However, only a very low number o...

    Authors: Irene de la Casa-Resino, Michael T. Empl, Sara Villa, Boris Kolar, Julia Fabrega, Adam D. Lillicrap, Xanthippos N. Karamanlis and Ricardo Carapeto-García
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:84
  15. ESBLs hydrolyze the beta-lactam ring of antibiotics and are not affected by 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation antibiotics. There are over 400 ESBL enzymes that have already been investigated globally are prese...

    Authors: Tahira Akther, S. Ranjani and S. Hemalatha
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:83
  16. Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis) is an ecologically significant fish species in the Baltic Sea and has been recognized as a suitable organism to measure concentrations of mercury (Hg) contamination. The adult s...

    Authors: Natalija Suhareva, Juris Aigars, Rita Poikāne and Juris Tunens
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:82
  17. In this research work, a coupled heat and mass transfer model was developed for salt recovery from concentrated brine water through an osmotic membrane distillation (OMD) process in a hollow fiber membrane con...

    Authors: Sher Ahmad, Gabriela Vollet Marson, Waheed Ur Rehman, Mohammad Younas, Sarah Farrukh and Mashallah Rezakazemi
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:81
  18. Flexible vegetation is an important part of the riverine ecosystem, which can reduce flow velocity, change turbulence structure, and affect the processes of solute transport. Compared with the flow with rigid ...

    Authors: Sha Lou, Hao Wang, Hongzhe Liu, Guihui Zhong, Larisa Dorzhievna Radnaeva, Elena Nikitina, Gangfeng Ma and Shuguang Liu
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:80
  19. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19, the disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. Non-pharmaceutical interventions such a...

    Authors: KeunOh Choi, Seunghye Sim, Junyeong Choi, Choa Park, Yoonhee Uhm, Eunkyung Lim, Augustine Yonghwi Kim, Seong Joon Yoo and YoungJoo Lee
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:79
  20. The waste sorting and treatment facilities play an important role in the management of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), as they permit the materials to be prepared for their later reuse and recycling. The aim of t...

    Authors: Rubí Medina-Mijangos, Samer Ajour El Zein, Hilda Guerrero-García-Rojas and Luis Seguí-Amórtegui
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:78
  21. Veterinary pharmaceuticals can enter the environment when excreted after application and burden terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. However, knowledge about the basic process of sorption in soils and sediments...

    Authors: Andre Patrick Heinrich, Timm Zöltzer, Leonard Böhm, Manuel Wohde, Sara Jaddoudi, Yassine El Maataoui, Abdelmalek Dahchour and Rolf-Alexander Düring
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:77
  22. In rural areas, the surface water quality is seriously threatened by pollution from agriculture, breeding, industrial and tourism activities. Even though many strategies and programs were launched for rural en...

    Authors: Ying Shao, Yueting Fan, Yinjie Yang, Min Zhou, Tingting Li, Fang Fang, Chenchen Wang, Yanxue Jiang, Zhongli Chen and Jinsong Guo
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:76
  23. A European inter-laboratory test with 29 participating laboratories investigated whether a battery of four ecotoxicological tests is suitable for assessing the environmental compatibility of construction produ...

    Authors: Ines Heisterkamp, Monika Ratte, Ute Schoknecht, Stefan Gartiser, Ute Kalbe and Outi Ilvonen
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:75
  24. Tropical coral reefs have been recognized for their significant ecological and economical value. However, increasing anthropogenic disturbances have led to progressively declining coral reef ecosystems on a gl...

    Authors: Ingo B. Miller, Sascha Pawlowski, Matthias Y. Kellermann, Mechtild Petersen-Thiery, Mareen Moeller, Samuel Nietzer and Peter J. Schupp
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:74
  25. The drought environment occurs frequently due to the unpredictable future climate change, and drought has a direct negative impact on crops, such as yield reduction. Drought events are random, frequent, and pe...

    Authors: Dong Won Jeon, Jae-Ryoung Park, Yoon-Hee Jang, Eun-Gyeong Kim, Taehun Ryu and Kyung-Min Kim
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:73
  26. While many studies analyze the effect of extreme thermal events on health, little has been written about the effects of extreme cold on mortality. This scarcity of papers is particularly relevant when we searc...

    Authors: José Antonio López-Bueno, Miguel Ángel Navas-Martín, Julio Díaz, Isidro Juan Mirón, María Yolanda Luna, Gerardo Sánchez-Martínez, Dante Culqui and Cristina Linares
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:72
  27. Fresh water bodies represent less than 1% of overall amount of water on earth and ensuring their quality and sustainability is pivotal. Although several campaigns have been performed to monitor the occurrence ...

    Authors: Alberto Celma, Geeta Mandava, Agneta Oskarsson, Juan Vicente Sancho, Lubertus Bijlsma and Johan Lundqvist
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:70
  28. There is increasing global concern regarding the health impacts of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are emerging environmental endocrine disruptors. Results from previous epidemiolog...

    Authors: Xin Xie, Xueqiong Weng, Shan Liu, Jingmin Chen, Xinrong Guo, Xinyu Gao, Qiaoyuan Fei, Guang Hao, Chunxia Jing and Liping Feng
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:69
  29. Human pharmaceuticals are extensively studied and assessed before marketing approval. Since 2006, this also includes an assessment of environmental risks. In the European Union, this is based on the guideline ...

    Authors: Simon Schwarz, Daniela Gildemeister, Arne Hein, Patrick Schröder and Jean Bachmann
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:68
  30. In 2009, Spanish farmers reported a novel weed, now identified as a relative of maize’s ancestor, teosinte, in their maize fields. Introgression of the insect resistance transgene cry1Ab from genetically modified...

    Authors: André Felipe Lohn, Miluse Trtikova, Ignacio Chapela, Rosa Binimelis and Angelika Hilbeck
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:67
  31. Despite 15–36% of the U.S. population reporting Chemical Intolerances (CI) or sensitivity, the condition has been overlooked in medicine and public health. CI is characterized by multisystem symptoms and new-o...

    Authors: Shahir Masri, Claudia S. Miller, Raymond F. Palmer and Nicholas Ashford
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:65
  32. Tetracycline pollution is a growing global threat to aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity due to its unprecedented use in aquaculture, livestock, and human disease prevention. The influx of tetracycline may an...

    Authors: Fiaz Ahmad, Daochen Zhu and Jianzhong Sun
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:64

    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:71

  33. The concentration of heavy metals and their spatial distribution in surface sediments collected from the Thondi coast, Palk Bay, South India were analysed in this study. The sediment grain size, pH, EC, and ma...

    Authors: Karthikeyan Perumal, Joseph Antony and Subagunasekar Muthuramalingam
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:63
  34. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Johan Lundqvist, Kenneth M. Persson and Agneta Oskarsson
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:62

    The original article was published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:34

  35. The Blue Economy is a recent field of study that encompasses economic activities that depend on the sea, often associated with other economic sectors, including tourism, maritime transport, energy and fishing....

    Authors: Rosa María Martínez-Vázquez, Juan Milán-García and Jaime de Pablo Valenciano
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:61
  36. The phosphorus (P) stocks of arable subsoils not only influence crop production but also fertilizer P sequestration. However, the extent of this influence is largely unknown. This study aimed to (i) determine ...

    Authors: Nina Siebers, Liming Wang, Theresa Funk, Sabine von Tucher, Ines Merbach, Kathlin Schweitzer and Jens Kruse
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:60
  37. Groundwater—especially for the use as drinking water—is a strictly protected resource in the existing guidelines for pesticide registration and drinking water protection in the EU. One aspect that has hardly p...

    Authors: Marco Herrmann and Robin Sur
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:59
  38. Pesticides are washed from agricultural fields into adjacent streams, where even short-term exposure causes long-term ecological damage. Detecting pesticide pollution in streams thus requires the expensive mon...

    Authors: Akbar A. Ganatra, Faith Jebiwot Kandie, Ulrike Fillinger, Francis McOdimba, Baldwyn Torto, Werner Brack, Matthias Liess, Henner Hollert and Jeremias M. Becker
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:58
  39. The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) has been implemented to achieve a good ecological status in European water bodies requiring macrophyte community assessment as one of the biological quality element...

    Authors: Oliver Machate, Julian Dellen, Tobias Schulze, Valerie Carolin Wentzky, Martin Krauss and Werner Brack
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:57
  40. Cyanobacterial blooms are of increasing concern for drinking water supply. In Sweden, a survey among drinking water producers showed that the sense of urgency was little. At 60% of the Swedish drinking water t...

    Authors: J. Li, K. M. Persson, H. Pekar and D. Jansson
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:54
  41. Understanding the responses of riverine dissolved carbon dynamics and chemical weathering processes to short-term climatic variabilities is important to understand the Surface-Earth processes under ongoing cli...

    Authors: Jing Liu, Jun Zhong, Shuai Chen, Sen Xu and Si-Liang Li
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:53
  42. This study seeks to answer two questions about the impacts of the 2020 Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement regulation rollbacks: is this suspension bolstering the economic viability of industries as ...

    Authors: Emily Chang, Kenneth Zhang, Margaret Paczkowski, Sara Kohler and Marco Ribeiro
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:52
  43. Glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) are among the most often used pesticides. The hundreds of GBHs used worldwide consist of the active ingredient (AI) glyphosate in form of different salts, possibly other AIs,...

    Authors: Johann G. Zaller, Maureen Weber, Michael Maderthaner, Edith Gruber, Eszter Takács, Mária Mörtl, Szandra Klátyik, János Győri, Jörg Römbke, Friedrich Leisch, Bernhard Spangl and András Székács
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:51
  44. Although debates about the assessment of potential effects of pesticides on amphibians are ongoing, amphibians are not yet considered in the current EU environmental risk assessment of pesticides. Instead, the...

    Authors: Elena Adams, Christoph Leeb, Alexis P. Roodt and Carsten A. Brühl
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:49
  45. The development of highly innovative techniques and technologies to enhance performance and technical sustainability of materials used in the field of cultural heritage conservation is providing conservators w...

    Authors: Andrea Brunelli, Loris Calgaro, Elena Semenzin, Virginia Cazzagon, Elisa Giubilato, Antonio Marcomini and Elena Badetti
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2021 33:48

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