African Journal of
Environmental Science and Technology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0786
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEST
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 999

Full Length Research Paper

Air quality in city centres: The transportation effect in Minna metropolis Chanchaga Local Government Area, Niger State Nigeria

Okobia Efegbidiki Lympson
  • Okobia Efegbidiki Lympson
  • Nigerian Environmental Society, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar
Abdul Husaini
  • Abdul Husaini
  • Nigerian Environmental Society, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 29 April 2020
  •  Accepted: 17 June 2020
  •  Published: 31 July 2020


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Baboo B, Sagar R, Bargali SS, Verma H (2017). Tree Species Composition, Regeneration and Diversity within the Protected Area of Indian Dry Tropical Forest. Tropical Ecology 58(3):409-423.


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Gosain BG, Negi GCS, Dhyani, PP, Bargali SS, Saxena R (2015). Ecosystem Services of Forests: Carbon Stock in Vegetation and Soil Components in a Watershed of Kumaun Himalaya, India. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Science 41(3-4):177-188.


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Okobia LE (2018). Geospatial Ambient Air Pollution Dispersion Analysis in Residential and Commercial Land Use Areas in the Federal Capital Terrritory Nigeria. An Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, University of Abuja.


Saxena N, Shrivastava RK, Gautam G (2013). Air Pollution due to Road Transportation in India: A Review of Assessment and Reduction Strategies. Journal of Environmental Research and Development 8(1).


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