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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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