Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Volume 3, June 2021, 100101

Contributing to SDGs 6, 12 and 14, this article explores the effects of groundwater extraction within an area of India and the resultant polluting effects.

Geography and Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2021, Pages 95-98

Contributing to SDGs 14 and 17, this paper analyses the ecological impacts caused by the Fukushima nuclear accident and the potential impacts of releasing the nuclear wastewater into the ocean and propose science-based solutions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has stalled and rolled back progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ecosystem services (ESs), defined as the contributions of ecosystems to human well-being, underpin the achievement of SDGs. To promote SDG achievement in post-pandemic era, we teased out the links between ESs and SDGs while examining the impact of COVID-19. We found that ESs benefited all SDGs, yet man-made pressures led to degradation of ecosystems and their services. There is broad consensus that the virus lurks in degraded ecosystems and generates spillover due to human interference.
The Ganga basin includes some of the most densely populated areas in the world, in a region characterized by extremely high demographic and economic growth rates. Although anthropogenic pressure in this area is increasing, the pollution status of the Ganga is still poorly studied and understood. In the light of this, we have carried out a systematic literature review of the sources, levels and spatiotemporal distribution of organic pollutants in surface water and sediment of the Ganga basin, including for the first time emerging contaminants (ECs).
Blood donation saves lives, and the communication between blood centers and donors plays a vital role in this. Smart apps are now considered an important communication tool, and could be best utilized in blood donation if they are designed to fit the users’ needs and preferences.
This paper investigates the relationship between institutional freedom and environmental resources from the perspective of forest carbon sinks, which is different from previous studies. This paper examines the shape of the relationship between forest carbon sinks and economic development.

Forensic Science International: Reports, Volume 2, December 2020, 100121

Contributing to SDGs 3, 5 and 16, this paper examines the demographic profile of female victims with intellectual disablities who were sexually assaulted and the characteristics of sexual assault.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explores how common phycophagy is among collembolan species inhabiting extreme habitats and a temperate spruce forest. The authors conclude that soil phototrophic microorganisms should be considered an important channel for nutrient cycling in soil communities.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explores how rhizosphere can be exploited for novel nematicides.

Rhizosphere, Volume 16, December 2020, 100271

Advancing SDG 15, this article explores plant growth promoting properties of the fungal endophytes isolated from sunchoke and some medicinal plants.