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Natural Resources

6th Earth Science

Any natural material that is used by humans. (examples = soil, minerals, air, water, plants, and animals) natural resources
A natural resource that can be replaced at least as quickly as it is used. renewable resources
A resource that is being used more quickly than it can be replenished. (examples = oil, minerals, coal) nonrenewable resoures
A nonrenewable resource formed from the buried remains of plants and animals that lived long ago. fossil fuel
A natural resource that humans use to make objects or to consume as food or drink. material resource
A natural resource that humans use to generate energy. energy resource
The protection and wise use of resources so they do not run out. conservation
Protecting and reviving natural resources that can be harmed by human activities. stewardship