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An inexhaustible resource is one that is replaceable, while an exhaustible resource is not replaceable, according to the University of Missouri. Experts sometimes disagree about the category to which a particular resourc... More »

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Exhaustible resources, or nonrenewable resources, include fossil fuels, mineral ores and uranium. Use of these natural resources leads to their depletion. Inexhaustible resources include solar, wind and hydroelectric pow... More »

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A natural resource map shows the expanse of natural resources found on and in the surface of the Earth. Natural cover of the worlds, world map of natural vegetation and world map of minerals are examples of natural resou... More »

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Overconsumption, or people consuming resources faster than they can be replenished, is the main cause of resource depletion. Overpopulation, industrial and technological development, erosion, deforestation, over-fishing,... More »

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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 t... More »

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A resource is any source or supply, man-made or natural, from which humans can benefit. There are many different resource classification systems. Resources can be classified based on their availability, development, basi... More »

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The effects of natural resource depletion vary depending on the type of resource. Reduced water quality affects humans and animals by reducing the amount of healthy and safe drinking water, while the rapid use of fossil ... More »

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