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Environmental Conservation: Ranching

The process of ranching, the adverse effects caused due to ranching on the environment, solutions to reduce the adverse effects of ranching with a discussion regarding the utilization of new technology which renders raching more environmental friendly in nature.

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Ranching is a process of farming in which domestic animals (livestock) are reared for the purpose of obtaining meat and wool. Almost all industries pose problem to the natural environment, so also ranching. Overgrazing has been a challenge to the conservation of fertile grasslands from time immemorial. It causes an imbalance in our ecosystem. It leads to desertification of fertile land and growth of unwanted desert plants such as cactus. Weeds and invasive woody plants growing in grasslands used to graze livestock reduce the fertility of the soil. Surface and underground pollution affect ranching and causes life-threatening diseases among the livestock. Ranchers will have to face scarcity of water and electricity for their livestock due to shrinking of the water table over the years to come, as cattle ranching are a major cause for rain forest destruction. Deforestation due to ranching causes scarcity of space to live and increases the accumulation of green house gases like Carbon-di-oxide ...

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The solution provides in-depth information regarding the process of ranching in about 550 words. Details on the adverse effects caused due to ranching, solutions to reduce the adverse effects of ranching, along with a discussion regarding new technology are included. Four references are also included.