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What are the effects of deforestation?

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What are the effects of deforestation? Many areas of tropical rainforest are burned to provide farmland, but the effects of this deforestation can be disastrous. After the forest is burned, new fertile ground is exposed. But after one or two years this new land is exhausted. The clearing process is repeated, eventually destroying the forest and its wildlife.

The bare ground becomes eroded because there is little vegetation to slow the run-off of rainwater.

The water strips away the topsoil, dumping it into rivers. The end-result is useless, infertile land that is prone to flash floods. Also, the smoke from burning forests contributes to global air pollution.

Deforestation can have an unforeseen outcome on the ecology of a region, and its effects may be irreversible.


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Category: Education  - ( Education Archive)

Date Added: 12 December '11


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