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Article: Deforestation causes landslide

31/03/2015 by Shi Min · No Comments · GE3246, Soil Pollution

Similar to Haiti’s incident, deforestation can also cause natural disasters like landslides. This is due to the fact that there is no forest trees left to hold the soil after deforestation. As a result, shear strength decreases and landslides are more prone to occur. The root cause of the landslide is mainly due to the levelling of land on the hill for cultivation and uprooting of trees, according to Satish Thigale who is a landslide expert. With heavier rain, shear stress on the soil particles can increase so more landslide can occur.

How deforestation is linked to deforestation

References

Article: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-28578939

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