Deforestation is happening in this world every minute of the day. It is destroying trees and habitats of the animals that live in it. The question is, what is Deforestation? Deforestation is a process of clearing of tress from a large area, mainly forest and woodlands. It is also a process that involves a competition among different land users for scare resources which means the interaction of the many environmental, social, economic, cultural, and political forces of any given region.
There are a lot of factors contributing to this deforestation, and because...VIEW DOCUMENT
Eight thousand years ago, when humans didn't have an astounding affect on the world ecosystem, trees covered two fifths of the land. Since that time, the human race has burnt and chopped down half of the original forestland. According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, deforestation is defined as the action or process of clearing of forests... (www.m-w.com). The act of deforestation could, in a matter of just a few decades, completely strip the earth of trees. Deforestation not only has a phenomenal effect on the ecological balance of the world, but its economic stability as well. Tropical rainforests are disappearing faster than ever before. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)...VIEW DOCUMENT
Surrounded by hills and plains, a small distance away from the Mongolian Plateu, Beijing suffers from extreme temperature change and deforestation. Every year after battling a brutal winter, that sandstorm from the Gobi desert invades the city as spring approaches. The entire city is swallowed in dust and diminishes visibility. To the people of Beijing it is the most miserable time of the year. Year after year, local residents have adjusted themselves and learnt to deal with this dusty season by covering their head and face with a mask or a scarf. In 2013, the sandstorm and smog was said to be so bad that even the now deceased chairman of the Communist party,VIEW DOCUMENT
Deforestation is a serious problem today, and has been for a long time. It is one of the greatest threats to nature on Earth, if not the single greatest. It is one root cause of soil erosion, the root cause of global warming, and the greatest contributor to the endangerment and extinction of so many species throughout the world. To understand deforestation though, one must know exactly what it is first. Therefore, deforestation is defined by the Encyclopedia Britannica Online as "The cutting down and clearing of trees from forests, usually causing ecological harm. The process has occurred as long as wood has...VIEW DOCUMENT
The subject of deforestation and the effects that it has on the environment have been heavily debated for a long time; particularly over the last few years. Governments and large lumber companies see large profits in the mass deforestation of forests and state that their actions are having few, if any, harmful effects on the environment. Most people disagree with this and think that the environmental effects are devastating and will become irreversibly disastrous in the very near future. Whether or not the pros outweigh the cons will be hotly debated for years to come but the fact is that deforestation is harmful to the environment and leads to declining wildlife populations, drastic...VIEW DOCUMENT
Centuries prior to the ruling of the Castro government, in the 16th century
precisely, 90 percent of Cuba was covered with forests. Agriculture Ministry officials in
Cuba revealed that the Castro government, in the last for decades, had sown 1.24
million acres of trees, of which were mainly derived from the mountainous zones of the
Sierra Maestra, Escambray, and Sierra de los Organos. This reduced...VIEW DOCUMENT
Old growth forests in the Northwest have fallen victim to the activities of human beings. Companies are replacing these vital forests with plantations or second-growth forests, resulting in the disruption of the vital network of harmonious relationships that sustain the intricate old-growth forest communities. Many people are oblivious to the fact that these forests are essential to our planet. Not only do they provide homes for many wildlife species, but they also accumulate biomass more efficiently than any other ecosystem on Earth, are responsible for the majority of recycled nutrients in the forest...VIEW DOCUMENT
Deforestation and the Amazon Rainforest: The Downfall
The Amazon Rainforest is more than likely the most well-known rainforest in the world. It is home to many species of animals, insects, plants, microorganisms, and some indigenous populations. Some species that thrive in the Amazon are actually becoming extinct. The Amazon as a whole has seen a lot of deforestation in past years, and is continuing to see it. Logging and burning for different purposes is what deforestation really boils down to. From logging the trees for urbanization purposes, to burning forestland for...VIEW DOCUMENT
There are approximately 2,000 million hectares of tropical forests in the world. Deforestation is happening all over the world, even in Canada. We may not notice it, but it's still here.
Many hectares are constantly being converted to other land uses, mostly for agricultural uses. Several types of deforestation occur from "slash and burn" farmers, commercial farmers, ranchers, loggers, firewood collectors, industrial developers and much more.
Forests are very important to the environment because they use carbon dioxide (CO2) and produce oxygen. They also provide food and a home for many different types of plants and animals. For example, if there was deforestation...VIEW DOCUMENT
Disasters can carve up to two sorts. One is natural, and another is by human behaviour. Do you know how does the flood formed? Do you know why people always threaten by landslide, sands storm, and air pollution? Have you understand why animals leaving us far and far, lesser and lesser? Have you counted how many trees cut to make pencils and paper? How many forests disappeared for found building and make furniture ( IKEA's profit has exceeded than Microsoft in last year), every year, ever month, every day even every minute? Nowadays, life materials demanded more and more by the high speed economy developing. But the natural resources are very limited. It is equals to...VIEW DOCUMENT
The Amazon rain forest is number one when it comes to size topping the scales at a baffling 2.3 million square miles situated mostly in Brazil (Salas 9). Many of the world's rare and endangered plants and animals abide there. This important ecosystem is getting destroyed by the many trees that logging companies cut down. The deforestation of the Amazon has a negative effect on animals, people, and the world.
The deforestation of the Amazon has bad effects on endangered animals such as the harpy eagle who live and depend on the...VIEW DOCUMENT
Deforestation: An Overview of Global Programs and Agreements
In recent years, global environmental concerns have figured prominently on the American political agenda. In particular, tropical
deforestation and its implications for global climate change and biological diversity loss have prompted public outcry. Concerns have since
grown to include other forest types as well. The Congress has considered a variety of legislation to stem the tide of increasing deforestation
and the United States has supported a number of bilateral and multilateral initiatives to assist other countries in managing their forest
In addition, the issue...VIEW DOCUMENT