deforestation


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Synonyms for deforestation

the state of being clear of trees

the removal of trees

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It's unwelcome news for a nation which pledged in 2015, through the UN's REDD+ scheme (with donations totalling $300million from Germany, Norway and the UK), to bring its Amazon deforestation rate down to zero by 2020.
If the current rate of deforestation continues the world's rain forests could completely vanish in a hundred years (Laurance et al.
Coastal mangrove forests are more vulnerable to the deforestation due to diversified anthropogenic threats from different sources.
Urban growth drives deforestation in at least two ways.
Since the program was short-term, the households could be expected to make up for postponed deforestation after it was over.
Global Forest Watch researchers will be able to use the deep learning algorithms to recognize patterns, such as road-building in previously undisturbed areas, and forecast deforestation before the destruction occurs.
On the other hand the worse effects of deforestation are much more than benefits.
That's not deforestation, as much as opponents of forest management would like it to be.
Forest Watch with a $25-million budget, analyzes satellite images from NASA and helps in detecting deforestation caused due to fires and logging, among others.
Deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon declined 27% from August 2011 to July 2012, reaching the lowest rates ever recorded for the fourth consecutive year, the Brazilian Ministry of Environment has announced at the ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNCCC) in Doha.
BRASILIA, Brazil, Muharram 13, 1434, Nov 27, 2012, SPA -- Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has dropped to its lowest level in 24 years, AP cited the government as saying Tuesday.
By most accounts, deforestation in tropical rainforests adds more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than the sum total of cars and trucks on the world's roads.
Deforestation is the second leading cause of greenhouse emissions globally, and Mexico is the first country to legally incorporate a strategy for reducing these emissions by addressing deforestation and forest degradation.