Definitions

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  • noun A forestry practice in which most or all trees in a harvest area are cut down.

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Examples

  • Humor aside, about 30 years ago when Brazil announced plans to begin clearcutting the Amazon, scientists warned that the reduction on CO2 conversion capacity would result in an increase in atmospheric CO2, and possibly lead to in increase in overall temperatures.

    Time to go Mike - NASA Watch

  • Humor aside, about 30 years ago when Brazil announced plans to begin clearcutting the Amazon, scientists warned that the reduction on CO2 conversion capacity would result in an increase in atmospheric CO2

    Time to go Mike - NASA Watch

  • When the clearcutting was authorized, the timber companies, and their sponsoring congressmen used the justification that the recent Biscuit fires had been caused by too little cutting.

    Timber Interests In Bed With Politicians?! The Scientific Activist

  • So, over the protests of environmental groups, the clearcutting was authorized.

    Timber Interests In Bed With Politicians?! The Scientific Activist

  • One reason is that world-class rail systems require national subsidies, and a substantial part of political America hates the whole idea of subsidy unless the subsidies are for natural resources extraction, such as clearcutting federal forests, of course, or fighting endless wars in distant lands.

    F. Kaid Benfield: Village Green: Six Sustainable Communities Stories to Watch in 2011

  • One reason is that world-class rail systems require national subsidies, and a substantial part of political America hates the whole idea of subsidy unless the subsidies are for natural resources extraction, such as clearcutting federal forests, of course, or fighting endless wars in distant lands.

    F. Kaid Benfield: Village Green: Six Sustainable Communities Stories to Watch in 2011

  • Some forestry practices, such as clearcutting and the use of “skid trails” can expose soil and contribute to erosion.

    Pollution~ forestry and mining operations

  • MFW founder Chris Matera said the dramatic increase in logging, including the use of "clearcutting," is designed to supply a network of proposed biomass plants with a dependable source of fuel.

    The Valley Advocate: News

  • So far the term refers to "Property Damage" and frighetining people when it supports anti-Civilization causes and direct action against the activities of Corporate Fascism: such as clearcutting, overdevelopment, vivisection and other crimes against non-humans and nature.

    CommonDreams.org Headlines

  • But clearcutting so many square miles of prime wildlife habitat is horrible

    Habitat in the Making

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