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For reefs in SE Asia the synergistic effects of rapid land-development, insufficient environmental policies and a lack of enforcement has led to poor water quality and compromised coral health from increased sediment and pollution. Those inshore turbid coral reefs,...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27422v1
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Background. Leaching of nutrients from agricultural areas is the main cause of water pollution and eutrophication of the Baltic Sea. A variety of remedial actions to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus losses from agricultural holdings and cultivated fields have been...

["Agricultural Science","Computational Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27419v1
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Introduction Social isolation induces depressive-like behavior in animals and humans by impacting RNA editing, but the detailed mechanisms are still unknown. The purpose of this study was to explore how an ADAR1 (RNA-editing enzyme) inducer and inhibitor may impact...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience","Zoology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27413v1
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Governments around the world rely on environmental impact assessment (EIA) to provide rigorous analyses and an accurate appraisal of the risks and benefits of development. But how rigorous are the analyses conducted in EIAs, and how do they compare across nations?...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27409v1
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The aim of this research was to study seagrass classification by using aerial photography with Visible Atmospherically Resistant Index (VARI) in the Kung Krabaen Bay, Chanthaburi, Thailand, which covers an area of 5.59 km2 and has an average depth of 2.5 m in the...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27407v1
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Ecological metrics and assemblages of three orders of aquatic insects (Odonata, Coleoptera and Trichoptera – OCT) in an industrial canal system affected by dredging were studied. Five sites (a river as a control site and canals) along the Vistula River in Central...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Freshwater Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27404v1
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Sustainability goals are seeking to jointly improve environmental conditions and the well-being of society. Yet achieving both environmental and human well-being goals remains challenging because improving the material well-being of people can often mean increasing...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27375v1
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To curb greenhouse gas emissions and reduce concentrations of toxic substances in Canada’s atmosphere, many pieces of environment legislation are targeted at reducing industrial emissions. Traditional regulation prescribes penalties through fines to discourage...

["Science Policy","Atmospheric Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27372v1
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Plastics have become increasingly dominant in the consumer marketplace since their commercial development in the 1930s and 1940s. Global plastic production reached 335 million tons in 2016, a 640% increase since 1975. In 1960, plastics made up less than 1% of municipal...

["Ecosystem Science","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27371v1
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Developments on traditional Aboriginal territory in Canada often require environmental assessments (EAs) to predict potential environmental and social impacts. Impacts considered during the Canadian government’s (Crown) consultation process (between the Crown,...

["Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27348v1
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Anthropogenic environmental changes coupled with rapid population growth are altering the Earth’s biota at an unprecedented rate, posing an alarming threat to the long-term persistence of many species of both animals and plants. The Philippine archipelago includes...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27169v2
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Private property makes up a large proportion of urban green space and differs from public greenspace in ecologically important ways. While including private property in urban landscape research is necessary, ecologists are frequently unprepared to work on private...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26457v2
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The 21st century will undeniably represent a major turn in the development of human societies, as Earth’s limiting resources can no longer support the current pace of material consumption (supplemental file S1). In this context, Ripple et al. (2017) identified...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ethical Issues","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27276v1
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Nitrogen (N) deposition is a major threat to biodiversity in many habitats. The recent introduction of cleaner technologies in Switzerland has led to a reduction in the emissions of nitrogen oxides, with an according decrease in N deposition. We examined different...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27230v1
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Habitat fragmentation is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity conservation and productivity, that are mediated by direct human impact. Its consequences include genetic depauperation, including phenomena such as inbreeding depression or reduction in genetic...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27222v1
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