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Deforestation

The logging industry is important for society. It supplies lumber and paper. The logging began in 1886 and surged during the post-WWII housing boom. Harmful DDT was sprayed on the forests to eliminate insect damage to the trees and later was banned. The clear-cutting of all trees has an environmental impact on streams, fish, irrigation, sediment runoff and decreased water quality.

Deforestation, or the destruction of woodlands in a nation, is one of the most severe problems impacting the environment and that faces every nation. Wood is a renewable resource; however, regrowth is slow and the cutting of trees must be done with a recovery plan so that the woodland is not destroyed. When a forest is mowed down, the soil is damaged causing erosion which sweeps away soil rich in nutrients that further delays regrowth and causes more problems beyond the woodland. The majority of cultures that have...

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