Natural Resources (Some Notes)

Natural Resources (Some Notes)

Natural resources are anything found on earth and in the ground that can be used by humans to make cool things. There are two types of natural resources: renewable and nonrenewable.

Renewable resources (water, wind, grass, trees, etc...) can be renewed in the lifespan of a human, nonrenewable (ores, gems, minerals, fuel, etc...) cannot be renewed in the lifespan of a human.

Both of these types of resources are unevenly spread across the earth because of different geological processes. For example, porphyry copper deposits are found only at convergent tectonic boundaries.

Some things that humans do can impact the amount of natural resources in one place. For example, if a dam is built, it will provide more water for the people of that region but decrease it in other regions.

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