A savanna or a grassland biome is home to a number of natural resources, including water, livestock and lumber in tropical savannas, and coal, oil, wheat, gas, oats and livestock in temperate savannas. Some grasslands are also found to have mineral deposits, such as iron, mercury, nickel and uranium.Continue Reading
Northern Australia is home to the largest savanna in the world. It stretches 1,250 miles across the continent and accounts for more than a quarter of all the remaining grasslands that once thrived over Asia, Africa and South America. The Australian tropical savanna is rich in metal deposits, making it the largest money generator in that part of the country. Metal resources mined in the tropical grassland include silver, gold, tin, nickel, copper, bauxite, magnesite, uranium and manganese. Phosphate rock, diamonds, limestone and silica are also mined in the savanna, as are petroleum and coal.
The vast expanse of grassy vegetation in eastern South Africa supports nearly 2 million herbivorous mammals and over 500 species of birds. The grassy landscape is also the location of large deposits of gold and coal. The Eurasian and North American savannas are known for having shale formations of petroleum and natural gas. The ever-increasing human habitation, extensive mining and natural energy explorations threaten to irreversibly modify and damage the natural ecosystem of savannas around the world.Learn more about Natural Resources
The term nonrenewable resource is generally used to refer to the energy-providing resources of oil, coal, natural gas and uranium. Nonrenewable resources are any resources comprised solely, or in part, from elements on the periodic table and that were created through chemical reactions that either required conditions no longer found on Earth or that took millions of years to complete, making them nonrenewable in a practical sense.Full Answer >
Natural resources of Alberta, Canada, include natural gas, oil, minerals, coal and the Athabasca oil sands. Especially rich in resources, this vast region of Canada is considered the country's energy province, despite the challenges of permafrost and extreme temperatures. The largest single contributor to Alberta's GDP, capital investments and exports is energy development. As of 2013, oil and gas technology revenue totaled $33 billion.Full Answer >
India contains an abundance of natural resources, including coal, iron ore, petroleum, chromite, natural gas, limestone, mica and manganese, along with diamonds, rare minerals and agricultural land. India contains large reserves of coal, making it the fourth largest coal supplier in the world. Its resources span the country, appearing in forests, mines and open fields.Full Answer >
Some of Pennsylvania's natural resources include natural gas, coal and forestry resources. Pennsylvania is the country's second-largest natural gas producer, has the country's fourth-largest coal reserves and owns the largest hardwood inventory in the country, as of 2015.Full Answer >