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Conserving Resources

Natural Resources Review

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Saving resources by using them wisely. CONSERVATION
Material from the earth that is used by living organisms. NATURAL RESOURCES
A natural resource that is constantly recycled or replaced by nature (sunlight, water, air, crops). RENEWABLE RESOURCE
Nonrenewable energy resources that form in Earth’s crust over very long periods of time (petroleum, natural gas and coal). FOSSIL FUELS
Natural resources that are used up more quickly than they can be replaced. NONRENEWABLE RESOURCE
A substance that contaminates the environment (smoke, ash, carbon dioxide). POLLUTANT
Gases in the air mix with water and fall to the earth. ACID RAIN
The thinning of Earth's ozone layer. OZONE DEPLETION
The heat-trapping feature of the atmosphere that keeps Earth warm enough to support life GREENHOUSE EFFECT
The most inexhaustible source of energy for all life on Earth. THE SUN
To use less of fossil fuels, or natural resources. REDUCE
Using something again without changing it or reprocessing it. REUSE
A form of reuse that requires changing or reprocessing an item or natural resource. RECYCLE
Created by: gizmo131