Kanpur is a city which has huge number of leather product units and leather processing plants. These units are one of major contributors of keratinous waste and produces keratinous material as waste in the form of hairs, hides, dermis. During the present study 83 keratinophilic fungi were isolated from 40 soil samples of urban waste and cattle field habitat of various localities. From 20 samples of urban waste, 44 keratinophilic fungi were isolated, 39 fungi recorded from Cattle field. The frequency of genera Chrysosporium was recorded in urban waste (29.54%) and cattle field soil (20.51%). Maximum (13.83%) frequency was recorded in the case of Chrysosporium indicum in urban waste.
Public awareness and knowledge of environmental protection are crucial to avoid environmental pollutions. Lack of relevant scientific principles and lack of public awareness of environmental or other projects are hindrances to controlling environmental pollution. The objective of the study was to identify the importance of public awareness in environmental pollution management. Environmental education and public awareness are crucial to avoid environmental pollutions. The study aims to analyze public awareness of environmental protection. The study was conducted in Sharana, the center of Paktika province, and was attended by 71 students from the Paktika Higher Education Institute’s Education Faculty. Questionnaires and field observations have been selected as methodologies for this research. The results of the study show that 59.2 percent of survey participants consider public awareness and 35.2 percent think that enforcement of environmental laws is important. People in Paktika do not take part in environmental activities due to a lack of public awareness and throw away pollutants everywhere. If this situation continues, it is not far off that it will turn into a disaster.
Sungai Cidurian adalah salah satu sungai yang mengalir di Kabupaten Tangerang dan Kabupaten Serang yang melintasi 17 (tujuh belas) kecamatan dan 2 (dua) kabupaten dengan panjang 67,5 Km. Kajian dilakukan untuk menganalisis status kualitas air Sungai Cidurian pada segmen hilir agar dapat mengetahui kondisi dan tingkat status mutu airnya sehingga dapat mengambil kebijakan pengelolaan dan pengendalian pencemaran dengan tepat. Penelitian dilakukan pada saat musim kemarau dan musim hujan. Nilai status mutu air dianalisis dengan Metode Indeks Pencemaran (IP) yang perhitungannya mengacu pada KepMen LH No. 115 Tahun 2003 tentang Pedoman Penentuan Status Mutu Air. Hasilnya menunjukan pada 4 (empat) lokasi titik sampling memperlihatkan rata-rata nilai Indeks Pencemaran (IP) pada hilir sungai dalam kondisi baik dan cemar ringan berdasarkan Baku Mutu Kelas II PP 22/2021, untuk nilai Indeks Pencemaran (IP) terendah sebesar 0,66 dan tertinggi sebesar 1,56. ABSTRACTThe Cidurian River is one of the rivers that flows in Tangerang Regency and Serang Regency which crosses 17 (seventeen) sub-districts and 2 (two) districts with a length of 67.5 Km. The study was carried out to analyze the water quality status of the Cidurian River in the downstream segment in order to know the condition and level of the water quality status so that it could take appropriate pollution management and control policies. The research was conducted during the dry season and the rainy season. The value of water quality status was analyzed by using the Pollution Index Method (IP), the calculation refers to the Minister of Environment Decree No. 115 of 2003 concerning Guidelines for Determining Water Quality Status. The results show that at 4 (four) sampling point locations, the average Pollution Index (IP) value in the downstream river is in good condition and lightly polluted based on the Class II PP 22/2021 Quality Standard, for the lowest Pollution Index (IP) value of 0, 66 and the highest of 1.56.