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UN Report: Deforestation does not cause widespread flooding

Date : 13th October 2005, Source : ENS



BOGOR, Indonesia, October 13, 2005 - The conventional view for 100 years has been that forests prevent floods by acting as a giant sponge, soaking up water during heavy rains. But a new report from a UN agency and a forest research group released today finds there is no scientific evidence linking large scale flooding to deforestation.

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