deforestation deforestation  /dɪ ˌfɔ rɪ ˈsteɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the state of being clear of trees
  2. (n) the removal of trees


  1. Yet rampant deforestation, a swelling human population and the early effects of climate change have already pushed countless species out of existence.
  2. At the UN climate change summit in Bali, global deforestation an oft-forgotten source of CO2 emissions is finally getting attention.
  3. He first addressed deforestation as a graduate student at Columbia University.


  1. The Amazon's Secret Killer

    The biggest killers of Amazon trees might not be the massive walls of flame set by humans for deforestation, but stealthy understory fires that eat away at the trees like a cancer beneath the canopy. Continue reading ?
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Discovery News

  2. Satellite spots 'hidden' fires in Amazon that outdo deforestation

    Small fires in the Amazon rain forest are having a huge impact.A new satellite imaging technique has allowed scientists to see Amazonian fires burning beneath the jungle canopy, called "understory fires," which were previously difficult to detect. These fires destroy several times more forest than is taken out by deforestation each year, according to a new study, published recently in the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  3. Costa Rica's Biodiversity

    Farmers in Costa Rica are encouraged to set aside part of their land from production to help maintain biodiversity and prevent deforestation. Costa Rican Farmland Low intensity farmland near San Vito, Costa Rica, where as much as a third of the land consists of forest fragments, directly integrating biodiversity and its services into food production. Farmers in Costa Rica are encouraged to set ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Online NewsHour

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  1. "There are scars which mark the surface of our earth, erosion, deforestation, the squandering of the world's mineral and ocean resources in order to fuel an insatiable consumption," the Pope said.
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source:

  2. "Efforts against deforestation may give us the largest, quickest and cheapest reductions in greenhouse gas emissions," Stoltenberg told reporters. "Brazilian efforts against deforestation are therefore of vital importance if we shall succeed...
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Jens Stoltenberg Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Key says he was not going to stop imports of palm kernel, because it was "used for about 1% of feed in New Zealand". "It's a waste product, in my opinion it's not leading to deforestation and on that basis I have no intention of intervening."
    on Sep 16, 2009 By: John Key Source: TVNZ

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