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Cause-Effect Essay: Deforestation - People have been deforesting the Earth for thousands of years, primarily to clear land for crops or livestock. Although tropical forests are largely confined to developing countries, they aren’t just meeting local or national needs; economic globalization means that the needs and wants of the global population are bearing down on them as well. Direct causes of deforestation are agricultural expansion, wood extraction (e.g., logging or wood harvest for domestic fuel or charcoal), and infrastructure expansion such as road building and urbanization....   [tags: Cause and Effect Essay] 1146 words
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Deforestation Impacts Everyone - Forests play a hugely significant role on planet Earth. They act as "Earth's lungs." (WWF, n.d.) These "lungs" purify the air trapped in the atmosphere and are positively involved in the daily lives of all living things. However, the environment's harmful cigarette, deforestation, permanently removes the forest cover from an area and transforms that previously forested land to other uses. Deforestation is the primary cause of losing these valuable forests and it is occurring at an unimaginably rapid pace....   [tags: environmental analysis/issues]
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The Most Crucial Problem of Philippine: Deforestation - ... After the Spanish-American War, America purchased the Philippine Islands for 20 million dollars from Spain. Moreover, American colonizers also contributed to deforestation because during the beginning of American occupation in the Philippines, they introduced exports on commercial logging to the Filipinos, where logs were exported mainly to the United States also used it to support their mining industry. Before the America occupation the Philippines had 21 million ha of old growth forest that covered over 70% of its land area, and by 1940’s it has tragically decrease by 40% leaving 9 million ha of forest covering only 30% of the total land....   [tags: eradication, government laws] 1161 words
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Government Regulation of Illegal Logging and Deforestation - “The world’s rainforests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation.” Says National Geographic. The world’s forests play and important role in providing everyday necessary benefits such as food, water, shelter, clothing, traditional medicine, and most importantly, they maintain an equilibrium in the world’s environment, which if drastically altered, can negatively affect its surroundings. The two main causes that contribute to the deterioration and or extinction of the world’s forests are deforestation and illegal logging....   [tags: carbon emission, rainforest, soil erosion]
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Deforestation: A Major Reason for Global Warming - ... It is the raw material for photosynthesis and its carbon is incorporated into organic matter in the biosphere and may eventually be stored in the Earth as fossil fuels. Scope: I am going to discuss on climate change. Deforestation is a key to global warming. Deforestation causes many problems such as, landslides, earthquakes, floods and many more………I am going to discuss about greenhouse gas, effects of it, why there is continuous depletion of ozone layer and its effects on earth. The rate of depletion in various countries....   [tags: climate change, environmental issues] 746 words
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Deforestation in Cameroon: Negative Land Usage - Land use changes have deemed to play a significant role in societies throughout the majority of the Earth’s surface that often at times goes overlooked. With a large amount of land use changes occurring amongst different regions, they all in turn have all had some sort of altering effect upon societies. These land use changes have caused many cases of reformation amongst communities, which have also changed the livelihoods of many. One of the greatest and most widely debated topics in land use change is deforestation, and has played a key role in many indigenous societies, both as forms of exportation measures, but also a form of employment to many indigenous peoples....   [tags: farming, natural resources]
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Cause and Effect of Deforestation in Sumatra Forests - ... Another cause of deforestation is illegal logging. Many people who cut down trees to sell to other companies. Illegal logging can include cutting down property that is either not theirs or is a protected species. The demand for plywood and hardwood have increased and because of this illegal logging has also increased. According to greenpeace.org fourty percent of the trees cut down in 1998 were from illegal productions. WWF’s research in 2002 shows that in Africa, rates of illegal logging vary from 50 percent in Cameroon and 70 percent in Guinea and 80 percent in Liberia (Greenpeace)....   [tags: palm oil plantations, endangered species] 557 words
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Environmental Science: Deforestation - Environmental science Deforestation One would be amazed to learn all of the things that our environment provides for our everyday life, one of those things being trees. Trees do so many amazing things for us; they allow us to live on earth by providing oxygen, preventing soil erosion, provide housing for many different animal species around the world, providing heat and energy for us. They play such a big part of our daily lives that many people may not even realize it. Some little known benefits that trees provide us are that they actually increase our homes property value, we use them when we go to school, notebooks, when we eat lunch on fieldtrips, paper lunch bags, and so much more....   [tags: trees, energy, earth]
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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation - ... Community forestry has contributed to improving and diversifying livelihoods by mobilizing locally available natural forest. As per the Forest Act (1993), community forest user groups (CFUGs) retain 100% of revenues generated and 25% are used in forest development activities (Ojha, Persha & Chhatre, 2009). Under CF, the focus is to meet the local’s demand regarding forest products and protect forest, so CFUG are the manager of the forest. The CF’s priority is protection and production of forest related needs for its user (Acharya, 2004; Shrestha, Shrestha & Shrestha, 2010), this will complement the goal of REDD+....   [tags: carbon, forests, conservation] 1792 words
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Deforestation and Biodiversity - Deforestation, defined by biologist Charles Southwick as "the destruction of forests; may involve clear-cutting or selective logging" (p. 365), is a predominantly human-driven process that is dramatically altering ecosystems worldwide. "Clear-cutting" involves the indiscriminant removal of every single plant and tree species from within a selected area. The other major process of deforestation, "selective logging," focuses removal efforts on only specific, predetermined tree species within a chosen area....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Ecosystem Services: Deforestation and Soil Erosion - According to Mooney and Ehrlich (1997), the idea that human beings depend on natural systems traces back as far as Plato. Plato (c. 400 BC) realised that deforestation could lead to soil erosion and the drying of springs (Daily 2007; Gómez-Baggethun et al., 2009). The first modern publication that addresses this concept is in the book Man and Nature written by George Perkins Marsh dated 1864. Marsh started to realize that the world’s resources were not infinite and that natural systems are important to water, soil, climate, the disposal of waste and pest control....   [tags: environmental science, fresh water]
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Tragedy of Deforestation - Deforestation has different levels of which I am going to try to outline in a simple manner. The deforestation begins on a local level, then to a regional, level and then last the global level. As you will read, the forest is home to people and wildlife, etc. The forest also has many purposes for which we need but “we” as a whole is a big picture. We can use it but we also abuse it. Every living creature needs the forest for oxygen, that is what the trees are for, but if we keep cutting them for logging, cattle-raising for soy, and many other reasons we do what we do, then how will we breathe....   [tags: Environment Global Warming Climate Change] 2439 words
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Desertification And Deforestation - Desertification And Deforestation The Amazon Rainforest is probably the most important region that is threatened by deforestation. With over four million squared kilometers it is roughly the size of the United States. The Amazon spreads across nine South American Countries and contains one-fifth of the Worlds fresh water and one-third of the known living species. The land is home to hundreds of indigenous groups and is considered by many to be “the lungs of the planet”. Most of the Amazon is still pristine, but the region is being destroyed at an alarming rate....   [tags: Environment Environmental Essays]
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Deforestation and Biodiversity - Deforestation and Biodiversity While the loss of forests is clearly visible, a decline in biodiversity has a less apparent effect. The subtle loss of biodiversity fails to indicate the significance that fewer species in the ecosystem increases the fragility of life for all species. Despite the negative effects of deforestation and the consequential decline of biodiversity, trees are cut down for an economic and consumer benefit. Members of society need to determine how much economic cost they are willing to spend in order to preserve plant and animal species....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Stop The Deforestation - "This land is where we know where to find all that it provides for us--food from hunting and fishing, and farms, building and tool materials, medicines. This land keeps us together within its mountains; we come to understand that we are not just a few people or separate villages, but one people belonging to a homeland" (Colins 32). The "homeland" is the Upper Mazaruni District of Guyana, a region in the Amazon rain forest where the Akawaio Indians make their home (32). The vast rain forest, often regarded as just a mass of trees and exotic species, is to many indigenous people a home....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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What Deforestation Can Do to Our Environment - The deforestation of the Earth has been done for thousands of years, with the intention of clearing land to enhance farming crops or any type of livestock. Tropical forests are considered to be contributed with developing countries and our needs for them are not being met. Neither local nor national needs are being met, which influences economic globalization. This means that the needs and wants of our population are contributing to the bearing of these. Deforestation, by definition is referred to as “the removal of forest cover as a result of human activity.”(Gove 593)....   [tags: economic, globalization, expansion, land]
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Deforestation and the Elimination of Natural Habitats - The more forests that are destroyed, the more harm that is brought upon every species in existence, including humanity. The world's last rain forests are vanishing. Despite a determined international campaign waged for years by an array of conservation and government organizations, the irresistible forces of population growth and rural poverty are consuming the lush tropics as never before. Environmentalists predict that more than half of the Earth's total species will be extinct by the middle of this century2....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays Environment]
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Human Alterations, Deforestation, and its Adverse Affects - Through the progression of the Vitousek et al. class article describing domination of earth’s ecosystems by humans and subsequent articles describing what fuels deforestation and its adverse affects, much insight has been gained about land transformation. However all articles previously reviewed dealt with how agricultural methods, land transformation, and deforestation have affected solely ecological factors. Very little research has been done detailing which ways deforestation negatively affects humans....   [tags: Earth, Ecosystem, Humans, Forest]
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The Detrimental Effects of Deforestation - The Detrimental Effects of Deforestation Deforestation has been around for many years. Before America was discovered, fuelwood was the main source of energy, so many trees were being cut down all over Europe to provide energy for the inhabitants. Even still today, 2000 million people in low income countries still rely on wood for cooking and heating (Causes, 1). The rate at which we are loosing our world’s forests is steadily increasing. During the 1980’s, worldwide deforestation rates were at 15 million hectares per year for tropical forests alone (WRM, 1)....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Tragedy of Deforestation in Columbia - Deforestation should be banned Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to non-forested land, for uses such as: pasture, urban use, logging purposes, and can result in arid land and wastelands. The removal or destruction of significant areas of forest cover has resulted in an altered environment with reduced biodiversity. In many countries, deforestation is ongoing and is shaping climate and geography. Deforestation of Colombia is a dangerous act to the environmen....   [tags: Environment Geography] 350 words
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Deforestation - Deforestation Table of Contents Introduction 1 Important Facts 1 Historical Background 1-2 Background Law 2 Causes of Deforestation 2 The Green House Effect 2-3 Reducing Deforestation 3 Case Studies 3-4 Pros and Cons 4-5 Conclusion 5 Bibliography 6 Ninety percent of our trees, 300 - 900 years old, have been cut down. The remaining 10% is all we will ever have. Deforestation is a significant issue of our time and must be taken seriously if we want to protect our remaining forests....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Deforestation - Deforestation in China Deforestation has been a big problem in China to this day. Throughout its long history, China has gone through several cycles, from mild recovery to severe deforestation. When the Communists took over China in 1949, they introduced many new policies and programs to bring about economic and political changes; however, shifts in policies have led to program shifts in every field of China’s economy, including deforestation. Deforestation exercises a significant influence on the ecosystem, stimulating natural disasters, introducing negative environmental and climatic changes, and threatening biodiversity....   [tags: Environment Pollution] 825 words
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The Root Causes of Deforestation - The Root Causes of Deforestation In the second chapter of his book, Tropical Deforestation: Small Farmers and Land Clearing in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Thomas K. Rudel hypothesizes that the cause of rainforest destruction goes beyond the traditional immiserization model. The immiserization model holds that there are two groups of people separately causing deforestation: powerful businesses such as the plantation owners and extractive enterprises; and landless peasants. Instead, he contends that these groups of people, along with the local and international governments, banks and markets all cause deforestation by their mutual interactions....   [tags: Environment Evironmental Essays] 940 words
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Environment Essay: The Devastation of Deforestation - Chlorophyll enriched buds sprouted up from the fallen branches. The massive roots extended great distances from the trunk. The aged monster towered some three hundred feet into sky Many of its kind came before. The first may have originated some 130 million years ago. (7, pg.37) It stood when dinosaurs roamed and reptiles flew. Its vastness was nearly enough to cover the globe. These Species could be found from France and England in Europe. In Japan, America, Canada, and central Asia it thrived....   [tags: Environmental Preservation Essay] 1903 words
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Deforestation - “The burning of Central America” is the first of these articles and appears in Essentials of World Regional Geography, the textbook of Geography 240. This article was originally published in a magazine. This is the only article with a picture included. The picture is of the Brazilian rain forest burning and hacked to splinters after a slash and burn operation. The article tries to stay in a neutral scientific stance , however it is obvious that the article is against deforestation. The second article, “The Amazon River Lowland” is also out of the same geography book....   [tags: Nature Wildlife Essays]
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Deforestation - Deforestation The planet Earth is being scarred. Everyday the people of the planet earth are polluting the planet’s air, water and land. These are all natural resources that are necessary for our survival on this planet. Yet, we continue to abuse our planet. Our world population is growing out of control. The simple lesson of supply and demand tells us that we will need more resources in order to support the booming population. One of the most important factors in survival is food supply. With out enough food, we will not survive....   [tags: essays research papers] 1808 words
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Deforestation: Conservation and Sociological Effects - Deforestation: Conservation and Sociological Effects Introduction Top Forests have covered the earth for millions of years, providing habitat and food for animals and humans. These forests have stabilized different ecosystems and have continued the natural cycle that keeps plants and animals in check. The discovery of fire changed all of this. It was the beginning of deforestation, a process that has continued and increased over the last 200,000 years. Humans are the responsible party for the deforestation that has occurred....   [tags: Environment Forests Nature Essays]
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Deforestation of The Pacific Northwest - Deforestation of the Pacific Northwest One of the most controversial areas associated with the global problem of deforestation is the Pacific Northwest of the US. The problem can be broken down into several issues that all tie in together. These include the near extinction of the Northern Spotted Owl, the "business" aspect of logging versus the environmental aspect, and the role of the government in this problem. In 1973, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was passed. This enabled the Dept....   [tags: Environmental Endangered Species Essays] 1206 words
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Is Deforestation out of Control? - Is Deforestation out of Control. Humans are very greedy when it comes to thinking of themselves and only themselves first. This is more so a problem in the United States of America than compared to other countries around the world, but the American way of life and its economy has a huge effect on the rest of the world and how it operates. For some reason, industries struggle to respect the natural resources that are on this planet. The industries use the Earth’s natural resources with reckless abandonment and do not necessarily have a back up plan to put in effect once all of them are depleted....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1434 words
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Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation - ... The most noticeable connection between REDD and biophysical implications is that the scope of the program include whether project-based activities or national policies that aims to deal exactly with this mentioned scenery. Therefore, achieving their goals, REDD could significantly reduce emissions of CO2 and consequently mitigate climate change (Madeira 2008). For instance, in Brazil there are seven projects that might reduce emissions in 267 million of tons of CO2 (Cenamo et al. 2010). In terms of biodiversity, REDD also could play an important role in the sense that would benefit preservation of fragile ecosystems....   [tags: REDD program equity & effectiveness] 1328 words
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What´s Deforestation? - ... Removing trees deprives the forest of portions of its canopy, which blocks the sun’s rays during the day and holds in heat at night. This disruption leads to more extreme temperatures swings that can be harmful to plants and animals. Lastly, trees also play a critical role in absorbing the greenhouse gases that fuel global warming. Fewer forests means larger amounts of greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere, which can be a possible threat to humans as well as plants and animals. Although deforestation is not good, there are pros and cons to every story....   [tags: ecosystems, long term effects] 1056 words
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Three Solutions to Deforestation - Three Solutions to Deforestation      If a tree falls in the woods and no one's there to hear it, does it make a sound. Or rather, if a tree falls in the woods and no one's there to hear it, does anybody even care. This saying epitomizes the world's current view on deforestation, most notably in the Brazilian Amazon, which is known as 'The Lungs of the Earth.' Deforestation is defined as the long-term or permanent removal of forest cover, usually accompanied by burning, which is then converted to a non-forested land use....   [tags: environment green global warming forest essays]
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The Causes of Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest - The Causes of Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest        The Amazon Rain Forest crosses several national boundaries in South America, although the majority of it is located in Brazil. It covers over 3,562,000 acres, making it the largest in the world. But globally, over 138,600 acres of rain forest are lost each year to deforestation, 50,000 of those in Brazil alone (Holdsforth), and the world's rain forests are quickly disappearing. Deforestation in the Amazon occurs primarily for three reasons: clear-cutting, fragmentation, and edge effects....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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The Effect of Clearcut Deforestation on Physical and Chemical - The Effect of Clearcut Deforestation on Physical and Chemical Properties of Soils Clearcut deforestation is done for a variety of different purposes. Frequently, sites owned by lumber companies are clearcut, replanted, fertilized, and maintained to keep a cyclic supply of lumber of uniform species, size, and age. Some lumber companies claim that in their tree harvesting practices can raise mature lumber in forty years (Wood, 1971), while most tree harvesting is on 70-100 year cycles. Deforested land can alternately be used as grazing or farming land....   [tags: Environment Ecology Trees Essays]
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Deforestation Resulting from European Shipbuilding - Deforestation Resulting from European Shipbuilding Historical texts have documented the countless technologies, ideas, diseases, plants and animals the European ships delivered around the world during the Age of Exploration. However, these texts fail to include one key cargo item: deforestation. European shipbuilding triggered an epidemic of forest depletion that gradually spread to the lands they encountered. Beginning in the early fourteenth century, wood fueled the increased production of exploratory sea vessels....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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The Environmental Impact of Wetland Destruction and Deforestation - The Environmental Impact of Wetland Destruction and Deforestation Thesis: The forests and wetlands of the world are being destroyed at unacceptable rates. This destruction is causing many adverse effects on the environment, many of which will not be felt by the global population until they are irreversible. Introduction Human life cannot exist in the absence of complicated interactions of millions of species in biological systems. Yet as humans, we live during a period of the greatest loss of plant and animal species since the mega-extinctions of the Jurassic Period 65 million years ago....   [tags: Environment Nature Essays]
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The Easter Islander's Rise And Fall - The original inhabitants of Easter Island serve to show us what the ingenuity of the human spirit can accomplish and the follies that can accompany them. The first islanders were the Polynesians that arrived around 400 AD from south-east Asia. It is estimated that their were between twenty and thirty individuals that made the colossal journey. By the innovation of the double canoe it allowed them to travel a great distance to an island where they could establish a brilliant civilization. There civilization was based on being the best one can be which fostered intense competition between the different clans....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]
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Theoretical Framework The Role of the Netherlands on Illegal Deforestation in the Amazon by Importing Brazilian Beef - Theoretical Framework An important part of this paper is to outline a theoretical framework regarding the researchquestion that I asked in the beginning: “What is the role of the Netherlands in contributing to Amazon deforestation by importing Brazilian Beef?”. Let us take a closer look to two essential parts of this research, namely globalisation and green criminology, to get an better idea of what we are talking about. Globalisation Although it is disputed that globalisation is a new phenomenon, it certainly points out the complexity of meat consumption nowadays....   [tags: globalisation, green, criminology, methods] 2440 words
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On How the Environmental Issue of Deforestation Has Similarities as Cod, a Fish that Changed the World - Within the readings from the book, Cod: A Biography of a Fish that Changed the World I will be addressing in this paper how the environmental issue of deforesting has several similarities as Cod. Without proper conservation and preservation efforts, the forests will too be in the same state of depletion as the Cod. According to the American Heritage Science Dictionary deforestation is defined as “the cutting down and removal of all or most of the trees in a forested area. Deforestation can erode soils, contribute to desertification and the pollution of waterways, and decrease biodiversity through the destruction of habitat.” (AHSD, 2005) Deforestation can be attributed to various causes such...   [tags: theory comparison] 637 words
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Sustainability in Indonesia´s Rainforest - The concept of ‘Just Sustainability’ incorporates not only environmental sustainability but also a need to strive towards social justice and equity. According to Agyeman sustainability is “the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, while living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.” (Agyeman et al. 2003 as cited in Agyeman 2005: 43) Both the desire for sustainability and development can be cause for many social justice and human equity issues, but in order to fulfil the idea of ‘Just Sustainability,’ all of these things need to be taken into account....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]
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The Role of the Netherlands on Illegal Deforestation in the Amazon by Importing Brazilian Beef - Introduction containing a) background to the research problem, b) references to empirical literature on what is known about the subject, c) references to empirical ‘gaps‘ (no or little information, bad information, etc.), d) references to the research relevance, and e) clear and well formulated research question(s) (500 words) Brazil’s economy is growing rapidly. The country has gained the sixt position of the world’s largest economy in the world (Boekhout van Solinge & Kuijpers, 2013: 209). The expanding cattle industry plays an important role for their economic growth....   [tags: cattle, economy, resources, rainforest] 2127 words
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American Timber: In-Depth Approach Toward Wood Derivative Markets and Deforestation Legislation - ... The demand for timber lead to a few of America's first patents for improvements in a sawmill as well as twenty-three patents for nail making machinery. Such exploits in reducing the cost of building supplies led to reducing the cost of building and advancing building techniques. The abundance of timber boosted the colonial growth of America and a closer inspection of the prices of derivative markets may lead to fascinating efficiencies of modern deforestation legislation noting the differences with clear-cutting....   [tags: wood, economic, lumber, timber] 1071 words
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The Rainforest and Deforestataion - WHY ARE RAINFORESTS IMPORTANT. Rainforests are important to the global ecosystem. Rainforests: ? provide a home to many plants and animals, ? help stabilize the world's climate, ? protect against flood, drought, and erosion, ? are a source for medicines and foods, ? support tribal people, and ? are an interesting place to visit RAINFORESTS HELP STABILIZE CLIMATE Rainforests help stabilize the world's climate by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is believed to contribute to climate change through global warming....   [tags: essays research papers] 1113 words
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The Role of International Law Concerning Deforestation and Desertification - The Role of International Law Concerning Deforestation and Desertification The surface of the earth is, in a sense, its skin-a thin but crucial layer protecting the rest of the planet contained within it. Far more than a simple boundary, it interacts in complex ways with the volatile atmosphere above and the raw earth below. It may seem hard to imagine it as a critical component of the ecological balance, but in fact, the health of the earth’s surface is vital to the health of the global environment as a whole....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution]
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Tropical Deforestation and Its Effect on Global Climate - Tropical Deforestation and Its Effect on Global Climate Abstract Rainforests are the predominant natural vegetation throughout the wet tropics. The defining characteristics of a tropical rainforest are temperature and rainfall. Wherever temperature is high enough and rainfall heavy and regular enough, there is rainforest (Bagheera, 1996). Tropical rainforests of all kinds once covered approximately 14 percent of the Earth’s surface, more than eight million square miles (Conservation International, 1998); forming an equatorial green belt around the Earth rich in diverse plant and animal species....   [tags: Rainforests Nature Environmental Essays]
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Impacts of the Human Ecological Footprint - ... In greater extent, this leads to an environmental factor in that it accumulates chemicals in food chains such as mercury, arsenic, and copper. It can lead to political problems as well, when trying to interact with other countries and stop the problem of global pollution and eventually ending up reducing the industrial business and leaving many people unemployed. This can advance towards a bigger problem in certain ecosystems and cause a loss of habitats. Humans are the main cause of pollution and in this aspect they negatively impact our global environment....   [tags: environment, biomagnification, deforestation] 761 words
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The Effect of Economic Progress on the Environment - The environmental situation of the world is degrading day by day and it is an “open secret” now- “open” because almost every human being knows it and “secret” because most of the people, who are somehow responsible for this, are indifferent to this fact and after knowing the aftermath of this change. Warmth of the earth has been increasing; the characteristics of the main aspects of our environment-water, earth, air etc have greatly changed. Ecological system also has been disturbed in some ways....   [tags: pollution, deforestation, animals]
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The Path to Extinction for Rain Forests - Rainforests are defined by an excessive amount of rainfall. They are extremely vital organs of the global ecosystem and are responsible for nearly a third of the world’s oxygen provision. With over 30 million different species of plants and animals, they are believed to be the eldest and most complex land based ecosystems on the globe. Rainforests can be thought of as massive sponges, which suck up over half of the world’s rainfall and then release it back into the air in the forms of giant compounds of mist and water vapor....   [tags: deforestation, exploitation, landslides] 2390 words
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Effects in our Environment and a Christian’s Role in Preserving and Restoring it - Since the beginning of the industrial era, humans have contributed to a wide range of negative affects concerning the environment, and the current condition of our environment. Pollution alone contributes to global warming and public health warning; while deforestation affects our climate, ecological system, and water table cycle. Research that will be provided in this essay will reveal how pollution and deforestation have many negative impacts on our environment significantly; by identifying effects on the environment endures....   [tags: pollution, global warming, deforestation]
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Beautiful Landscapes and Scenery of New Zealad Is Dying Away - ... There are many types of soil erosion that happen in New Zealand. Two types that New Zealand deals with the most are steambank erosion and surface erosion (Soil Erosion). Both of these erosions happen in hill country and can leave devastating effects. Soil erosion is a concern because it means the soil has lost its nutrients and usually cannot sustain any plants (Soil Erosion). After the soil has eroded, it is extremely difficult to recover which makes this problem very important (Soil Erosion)....   [tags: population, deforestation, climate]
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Maintaining Agricultural Farmlands for the World's Growing Population - ... Farmers are stakeholders because if the lands are non-arable, then they won’t be able to grow any crops. Demographists are also considered stakeholders because they’re studying the population of the world, and how it affects the world today, and the occurring issue. If this issue remained unresolved, there would be a food crisis because of the population increase, and because lands are becoming non-arable due to deforestation and desertification, so crops cannot grow in those lands. In many developed countries, problems such as high demanding, and intake are common problems that are related to the issue....   [tags: deforestation, famine, developing countries] 1742 words
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Impacts of Rainforests on Global Climate Change - Introduction Imagine a rainforest with misty, lush canopies creating a vibrant green carpet over sloping valleys; sunlight dances down along the leaves, branches, and trunks until it is only a rare glow in the dense, dimlit undergrowth. The forest is alive with the heat and humidity, with the cacophony of birds, the chattering of primates and monkeys, and the hum of insects all foraging through the greenery. This is an idealistic rainforest, still unspoiled by man’s industry, the desire for conquest and dominion still held at bay while the living things grow and die in a perpetual cycle of survival....   [tags: human activities, habitat, deforestation]
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The Effects of Fires in Western Amazonia - ... After the research done by these scientists, they are able to agree with me on different levels and leads to future research impacts that may be affecting other plant species. During the study, these researchers used soil charcoal samples which scientifically are proxies for fire and phytoliths which have been recovered and analyzed from soil cores both inside and outside bamboo patches. This is seemingly really interesting to me because of the simple research and data you are able to attain from just the extraction of a single core....   [tags: bamboo, deforestation, disturbances]
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Conservation of Plant and Animals in Thrid World Countries - ... The expansion of this market system causes other countries are being drawn to this system. This system can bring economic advantages to the world and have a greater exploitation towards environment resources and causing lesser conservation of nature. This is due to the awake of isolated countries which realized that they have markets for the resources which are unexploited in the past or being used in limited scale. (Tisdell, 2005) In particular, harvesting of species may become unsustainable and the community might alter the law of nature....   [tags: endangered, deforestation, harvest, habitat] 1891 words
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The Anasazi Culture of The Southwestern United States - Anasazi of the southwestern Untied States begin as hunter-gathers around 6500 B.C.E in the four corner regions Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. These archaic Indians leaned to survive in a semi-arid environment with variable rain fall, and temperatures that range 32 degrees Fahrenheit to 102 degrees with 60 degree fluctuations in one day. The Anasazi culture not only survived in this hostile environment they flourished, and evolved many adaptations such as flood plain farming, advanced irrigation systems, storage of subsistence, diverse cropping systems, and when all else failed migration....   [tags: archaic indians, deforestation, drought]
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Saving the Environment with Veganism - A United Nations report states that land used for animal agriculture, both for grazing and production of crops fed to livestock, takes up an astounding 30% of land on Earth. ("Meat Production Wastes Natural Resources") To meet the industry’s demands, over 260 million acres of forest in the U.S. have been cleared to grow grain fed to farm animals. ("Meat Production Wastes Natural Resources") With that in mind, the meat industry also dumps disease-causing pathogens through animal waste that pollutes water and forces the need for waste lagoons to be constructed, which are susceptible to leaking and flooding....   [tags: animal agriculture, pollution, deforestation]
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Saving the Environment with Veganism - A United Nations report states that the land used for animal agriculture, both for grazing and production of crops as food for livestock, takes up an astounding 30% of land on Earth. (PETA.org) To meet the industries’ demands, over 260 million acres of forest in the U.S. have been cleared to grow grain fed to farm animals. (PETA.org) With that in mind, the meat industry also dumps disease-causing pathogens through animal waste that pollutes water and forces the need for waste lagoons to be constructed, which are susceptible to leaking and flooding....   [tags: agriculture, climate, pollution, deforestation] 876 words
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What Role Does the Amazon Rainforest Play in the World? - People have been trying to find out what role does the Amazon rainforest plays.Also there are many shifts of climate in the Amazon rainforest. Each year 28 million acres of land is burned,and cutted down causing deforestation. Killing many living species in that process.If this continues,then very many plants,and animals are going instinct in areas. The oil productions can hurt the rainforest.It says” in 2003 an oil pipline that runs through the amazon rainforest in Ecuador.”So we can see that there was a pipline going through the rainforest.That oil pipline was causeing irreparable damage to the Amazon rain forest....   [tags: deforestation, hunting, extinction] 543 words
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The Importance of Forests - How does one see the world with trees everywhere. How about a world with not one in site. Forests are natural resources that are beneficial to humans and species. They house many species and help the earth remain robust by, (holding soil together), keeping the water cycle in balance, and cleaning the air. Forests have been used since man first stood. As time has gone by, the forests population has been declining because of societies taking them down in order to make space for buildings, farm land, and to produce utilities....   [tags: environmental issues, deforestation]
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The Effects of Soil Erosion - ... When neglected, the soil degrades (Wright & Boorse, 2011). Where land receives little rainfall, this is called a dryland area (Wright & Boorse, 2011). This is an ideal place to raise livestock. However, taking advantage of this area, by over grazing, poses negativity on the land. When the grass growth doesn’t keep up with the feeding, or not giving back what was taken out, barren takes place. Barren means unproductive or unable to reproduce (Wright & Boorse, 2011). Then the land once again, is prone to wind and water damages and the land becomes degraded (Wright & Boorse, 2011)....   [tags: Deforestation, Cultivation, Farming]
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Corporate Behaviors in Indonesia - ... European companies such as Unilever, Nestle and Kingfisher have led the way in transforming their business models to respond to consumer demand for higher standards of environmental protection. In Europe, it is governments who are now playing catch-up, as new legislation such as the European Union Timber Regulation seeks to tackle illegal logging, but activists, citizens and politicians are calling for the regulations to go further and to ensure that all timber products entering the EU markets come from a sustainable source....   [tags: global deforestation, trees, forests] 668 words
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Tropical Rainforest and Its Challenges - CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Tropical rainforest and its challenges Tropical rainforest can be found near the the equator, the average rainfail is over 110 inches per year and consistently in warm temperature at about 25°C to 27C° and vary little from month to month (Molles, 2005). This warm temperature creates suitable condition for plant growth and variety of animal species to live there. The condition of rainforest made it can harboured higher diversity of organism than any other terrestrial biome....   [tags: diversity, deforestation, insects] 1448 words
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Critically Endangered Species: Amur Leopard - ... What can we do to stop this. How can we save the very animals we have endangered and threatened. The Species Survival Plan: The AZA, Associations of Zoos and Aquariums, have set up a worldwide system to attempt to save these very threatened animals. The program is called the Species Survival Plan. As part of the species survival plan, zoos and aquariums in conjunction with AZA follow a system of rules and plans to help promote the care of these endangered animals in facilities. Each animal, out of the over 500 species AZA protects, has their own management system as set up by the various ....   [tags: deforestation, ozone depletion] 656 words
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Efforts for Forest Conservation - ... The impact of forest conversion involves ecology and humanity. The World Wildlife Foundation indicates that deforestation has negative effects on biodiversity, the climate, and people. Furthermore, Riesco (2005) said that forest loss can have significant direct and indirect impacts on human health. In addition, she said that: “forest loss can contribute directly to the severity of these health problems through disruption of the water cycle and increased soil erosion, as well as indirectly though very significant – through its effects on local and global climate change, which in turn can have a profound effect on the survival and spread of disease pathogens....   [tags: deforestation, biodiversity, economics]
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Forests and Coniferous Trees - ... Deciduous trees are basically the opposite of what a coniferous tree would be, just like when the coniferous tree grows in an upward path, deciduous trees grow in an outward path, letting the branches and the leaves hang far from the tree itself. Deciduous trees have flat leaves that need sunlight and water in order to survive. The leaves start falling during the seasons of fall, and all the leaves fall from the tree at the time of winter, when it’s cold, and not enough heat from the sun, but the leaves start growing again during the spring seasons, when it gets warmer and when there’s more precipitation....   [tags: boreal trees, deforestation] 638 words
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Lost Forests and Their Impact - ... Without trees, more carbon and greenhouse gasses will enter the atmosphere and increase the speed of global warming. In addition, removing trees deprives the forests of canopy, which blocks sunlight during the day and maintains warmth at night. However, the most dramatic impact from deforestation would be the loss of habitat and biodiversity. A majority of earth’s land plants and animals (around 70%) live in forests and many cannot survive outside of their natural habitats. Furthermore, forests also house rare, undiscovered animals and new plant species that could be used in medical research....   [tags: forest acres, deforestation, human life]
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Local Land Changes - Local land changes have had everlasting impacts on global commodities contributing to the scrutiny of both the developing and developed nations. Although tea has fundamentally become one of the most sought after commodities not only here in North America; it has also sparked and gained a global desire as well. Conceived from the plant Camellia Sinensis, and extracted from various countries throughout the world we see the demand increasing by the day showing the importance and its value in an escalating manner....   [tags: developing, developed nations, deforestation]
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Non-Timber Forest Products - Non-timber Forest Products does not increase the rate of deforestation because they are harvested without damaging the trees and timbers. Plus, most of the NTFPs are based on forest environment. That means without forests, it is not really possible to acquire NTFPs. Besides traditional timber forest products, NTFP is another major resources from forests. Technically, NTFPs are defined as “all biological materials, other than timber, which are extracted from forests for human use.” These include rattan and other materials for craft making, forest fruits, resins, gums, medicinal plants and honey....   [tags: deforestation, environment, timber, trees] 679 words
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The Effects of Increased Atmospheric CO2 - Deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels have led to a great increase in anthropogenic carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. Since the Industrial Revolution, the concentration of atmospheric CO2 has increased from about 280 parts per million to above 390 parts per million; and recently has been calculated to be rising 1.5-2 parts per million per year (Kudela, 2013). This sharp increase in atmospheric CO2 has had an impact on the ocean, and can be seen by the increase in the levels of gaseous CO2 in the seawater....   [tags: Deforestation, Fossil Fuels, Natural Resources]
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Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest - In South America lies the largest and most wondrous rainforest in the world, the Amazon Rainforest. This 1.4 billion acre forest represents over half of the planets remaining rainforests, and comprises the largest and most bio-diverse tract of rainforest in the world. Ten percent of all known species on the planet are found in this rain forest, most of which have yet to be discovered. For the past century, the Amazon has been gradually decreasing in size due to agricultural expansion, ranching, infrastructure projects, energy exploration and illegal logging....   [tags: illegal logging, deforestation, tropical forest]
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Damaging Changes to Our Environment - The environment, defined as the natural world is relied upon for the existence of life on earth. These natural surroundings have always been and continue to be impacted by mankind, with the increasing human population and technology on a number of factors (Pragati. G, 2011 Link: 1). Some of these effects remain positive, which benefit the environment and the human race as a whole while others are negative, which damage or harm the environment, through little benefit to humans overall. These damaging changes include: mass deforestation, the diminishing amounts of species: pollution and climate change....   [tags: deforestation, air pollution, water misuse]
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Global Environmental Issues - The environment plays a significant role in life. It provides indispensible necessities to humans, animal life and plant life, such as water, food, shelter, and air resources. Meanwhile, human everyday actions and decisions are negatively impacting the environment, causing pollution, deforestation, overfishing. As the human population increases, it is understood that the environment will change; scenic roads become busy interstates, livestock pastures transform into shopping centers, peaceful forests are destroyed to make room for waste....   [tags: Negative Impacts, Deforestation, Air Pollution]
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Three Threats to the Sustainability of Forests - When speaking about the sustainability of forests, sustainability itself must first be defined. The concept of sustainability is not easily defined in a single sentence or even in several sentences. As quoted by Steve Nix (n.d.), the British Columbia Forest Service defines sustainability as the integration of 3 elements, the environment, the economy and the social system, into a single system that can be maintained in a healthy state indefinitely. To achieve and maintain this delicate balance, many different factors within those 3 elements are required to work together in unison....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]
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Applied Uses of Remote Sensing In Forestry and Forest Management - Remote Sensing is a technology that can offer data and information across an extremely broad range of topics, making it an invaluable tool to researchers, scientists, and many people across the world today. One such invaluable use of remote sensing is in the application of forestry. In the past, scientists used to collect data on the ground from a relatively small section of a forest, and assume that their data would be an accurate representation of the forest as a whole. Today, studying forests hands-on is mostly done as ground truthing for data originally collected by remote sensing....   [tags: Severe Deforestation, Infected Trees]
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The Far Reaching Consequences of Global Warming - Talk about global warming With the development of our society nowadays, we have witnessed the enormous changes not only in economics, politics and etc. However, the most incredible changes during those years are environmental problems, which people still a big issue for people to figure. Some of the obvious environmental problems may be salved by human beings’ struggling. However, like the biggest and the most serious problem----global warming still exist and it is having an alarming effect on climate and weather events, with far-reaching consequences across the world....   [tags: pollution, environment, deforestation] 857 words
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Logging in the United States - Logging in the United States Logging in the United States is a very controversial subject. Many people have different opinions on how we should take care of our forests and sometimes the arguments can get heated. Logging needs to be done to protect small western communities from catastrophic wild fires. Logging also gives small communities a way of income. When people think of logging they think of clear cutting which is damaging to the environment, but clear cutting does not happen too much on the national forests....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]
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Tropical Rainforest Destruction - Tropical Rainforest Destruction Introduction “In the minute that it takes you to read this page, a piece of tropical rainforest the size of 10 city blocks will vanish forever” (Lewis, 1990, pg 40). Rainforests around the world are being destroyed at such rates, three hundred and sixty-five days a year. The rainforests are “home to over half of all living things [and]…cover less than 7 percent of the land surface of the globe” (Lewis, 1990, pg 14). This paper analyzes tropical rainforest destruction from many different perspectives because there are several contributing factors to the destruction of rainforests....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]
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Destroying Our Rainforests - Destroying Our Rainforests Every day an average of two football field sizes of precious rainforest are torn down, killing millions of animals and destroying valuable pharmaceutical plants. A huge amount of these animals and plants have never, and will never be discovered. Experts say, "Close to eighty percent of the terrestrial species of animals and plants are to be found there [in the rainforest],." As people tear down the rainforests they are affecting the ozone layer, and disrupting the process that lets plants fight the deadly amount of pollution the world produces every day....   [tags: Deforestation Essays] 901 words
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The Act to Save America's Forests - The Act to Save America's Forests A new bill in the U.S. Congress, The Act to Save America's Forests will be decided on September 2001 to see if it will go into affect. The law would help reduce clearcutting in many national forests and save the endangered species living in that habitat. At one time America was once covered with one billion acres of towering primeval forests. These forests were teeming with plants and animals, a treasure-trove of evolutionary diversity and biological richness....   [tags: Environment, Law, American Goverment, Deforestatio] 327 words
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Saving the Old Growth Forests - Saving the Old Growth Forests America’s Old Growth Forests are an endangered resource that is quickly disappearing. The ancient forests are being unnecessarily wasted, and are growing smaller and smaller with each passing moment. Because the logging industry and the organizations in control of much of the remaining old growth (approx. 5%) are failing to see its value from an ecological/spiritual perspective, the children of tomorrow may never gaze upon the history of today if we do not take a stand now, and prevent the short-sightedness of others from destroying what ultimately belongs to us all....   [tags: Logging, Deforestation Essays]
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