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Deforestation

by Leonor da Costa Ribeiro

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Escola Profissional Agrícola Conde de S.Bento
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Deforestation
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Book authors:
Leonor Ribeiro
Ivan Sousa
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Deforestation is the result of a systematic and multi-secular intervention of man in the environment, aiming at the domination of nature.
Causes of deforestation:
The main causes of deforestation (destruction of forests) are: forest fires, extraction of crop areas, logging, extraction of mineral resources, air pollution/acid rain and tourist growth.
Consequences of deforestation:
The consequences are: decrease in the amount of humus, decrease in the productive capacity, decrease in the water reserves, abundant precipitation leading to floods.
Measures of deforestation:
The measures that decrease this problem are: selective felling of endangered species, clearing forests, avoid the use of pesticides, supervision of the forests, not launch rockets and recycling.
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