REVIEW PAPER
1. Prospecting for geothermal energy through satellite based thermal data: Review and the way forward

F. Howari

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 265-274

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2015.04.001

Abstract
  Geothermal investors need to be confident with the methods and results of exploration programs. Also cutting the upfront cost of geothermal exploration will further encourage investors to consider investment in this emerging clean energy field. Hence, it is of paramount importance to improve prospecting ...  Read More

CASE STUDY
2. An investigation on heavy metals in soils around oil field area

A.R. Karbassi; S. Tajziehchi; S. Afshar

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 275-282

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2015.04.002

Abstract
  Oil and pollutants resulting from its extraction and exploitation are considered as one of the serious problems for human health. Vast oil fields of Ahvaz City located in southern Iran are known as one of controversial subjects in contamination with heavy metals. In this study, oil fields' soils of Ahvaz ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER
3. Effect of automobile pollution on chlorophyll content of roadside urban trees

M. Iqbal; M. Shafiq; S. Zaidi; M. Athar

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 283-296

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2015.04.003

Abstract
  The effect of automobile pollution was determined on chlorophyll content of four different tree species viz. Azadirachta indica L., Conocarpus erectus L., Guiacum officinale L.and Eucalyptus sp. growing along the roads of the city.  Significant changes in the level of chlorophyll “a”, ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER
4. Removal of contaminants in a paper mill effluent by Azolla caroliniana

D. Sivakumar; J. Nouri

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 297-304

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2015.04.004

Abstract
  This study was focused on removal of various parameters in paper mill effluent using a method called bioremediation by Azolla caroliniana.  The experimental investigations have been carried out using Azolla caroliniana for conducting the sorption study with various dilution ratios (2, 4, 6, 8, and ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER
5. Marine debris surveys on four beaches in Rizhao City of China

C. Zhou; X. Liu; Z. Wang; T. Yang; L. Shi; L. Wang; L. Cong; X. Liu; J. Yang

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 305-314

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2015.04.005

Abstract
  Compared with USA, UK, Brazil, Indonesia, Australia, etc., marine debris research in China has received less attention and few studies have attempted to quantify the abundance and mass of marine debris. In this paper, the abundance, composition and source of beached marine debris, and debris collection ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER
6. A comparative study for air pollution tolerance index of some terrestrial plant species

R.N. Lohe; B. Tyagi; V. Singh; P. Tyagi; D.R. Khanna; R. Bhutiani

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 315-324

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2015.04.006

Abstract
  Although water and land pollution are very dangerous, air pollution has its own peculiarities due to its transboundary dispersion of pollutants over the entire world. In any well planned urban set up, industrial pollution takes a back seat and vehicular emissions take precedence as the major cause of ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER
7. Environmental problems indicator under environmental modeling toward sustainable development

P. Sutthichaimethee; W. Tanoamchard; P. Sawangwong; P Pachana; N. Witit-Anun

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 325-332

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2015.04.007

Abstract
  This research aims to apply a model to the study and analysis of environmental and natural resource costs created in supply chains of goods and services produced in Thailand, and propose indicators for environmental problem management, caused by goods and services production, based on concepts of sustainable ...  Read More

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER
8. Nitrogen use efficiency and life cycle of nodules in alfalfa after different mineral fertilization and soil cultivation

V. Vasileva; I. Pachev

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 333-339

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2015.04.008

Abstract
  Nitrogen use efficiency and life cycle of root nodules in alfalfa after different mineral fertilization and soil cultivation practices were studied. Field trial was conducted in the Institute of Forage Crops, Pleven, Bulgaria on leached chernozem subsoil type and no irrigation. The next treatments were ...  Read More