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Chap4 Sec1

World Resources

QuestionAnswer
natural resource materials in the natural environment that people value and use to satisfy their needs
renewable resource a natural resource that is constantly being regenerated or replaced by the environment(ex. soil)
nonrenewable resource a resource that cannot be replaced once they have been used (ex. fossil fuels)
fossil fuel one of the most important nonrenewable mineral resources (ex coal, oil, natural gas)
nuclear energy a type of energy produced by fission-the splitting of uranium atoms in a nuclear reactor, releasing stored energy
water power energy produced from falling water to move machinery or generate electricity
geothermal energy energy produced from the earth's intense internal heat
solar energy energy produced by the sun
cap and trade an energy tax bill-massive charge on companies to encourage carbon emission reduction
Created by: mrsbbaum