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deforestation

[dē‚fär·ə′stā·shən]
(forestry)
The act or process of removing trees from or clearing aforest.

Deforestation

To cut down and clear away the trees or forests from an area.

deforestation

(programming)
A technique invented by Phil Wadler for eliminating intermediate data structures built and passed between composed functions in function languages.
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The road to deforestation: An assessment of forest loss and its causes in Basho Valley, Northern Pakistan.
Deforestation and local socioeconomics are strongly related to each other.
to reduce carbon emissions, such as hybrid and electric car subsidies." They also suggest that offering permanent incentives to discourage deforestation could offer more bang for the buck, although such programs need to be tried and evaluated.
Moreover deforestation leads to the infertility of the surface soil.
What is happening in the hills of Western Oregon, which Sundquist labels "deforestation," is not the conversion of forest into another use, but rather the conversion of forests back into forests.
Deforestation is a complex phenomenon of forest cover change that is usually unevenly distributed and often converges within a smaller region [18, 25, 26].
Dominick Spracklen, Professor of Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions at Leeds, said: "Deforestation decreases the amount of water emitted to the atmosphere from the forest through a process called evapotranspiration."
Agriculture is a principal driver of deforestation, and accounts for around 80 percent worldwide.
"There is not the slightest doubt," he told Reuters when asked whether the data pointed to a trend of significantly increasing deforestation. "Our data is absolutely correct."
The country has a total forest cover of 4.4 million hectares, and the current rate of deforestation is 27,000 hectares per year, the data revealed.
According to data from Brazil's space research agency, deforestation in the world's largest tropical rainforest totaled 920 square km (355 square miles).
Senior analyst Matt Piotrowski at Climate Advisers pointed out that cattle ranching has the greatest impact on Amazon deforestation in Brazil.