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The different parts of the world having varying amounts and types of natural resources and how the use of those resources impacts the environment quality.


fossil fuel and material resource that formed deep in the Earth over millions from remains of ancient plants and animals; It is refined into products such as gasoline


in petroleum processing, to seperate petroleum into different substances


supply of an energy resource, such as coal, petroleum, or natural gas

Fossil Fuels

fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas; formed over millions of years from the remains of ancient plants and animals

Natural Gas

a fossil fuel; flammable, odorless gas (mostly methane) found in Earth's crust


solid fossil fuel, formed deep within Earth over millions of years


Removes resources such as coal by digging into the Earth

Geothermal Energy

energy obtained from thermal energy inside Earth

Nuclear Energy

energy contained in the center, or nucleus, of an atom


Biology: process in single-cell organisms, in which one cell splits into two or more cells; Chemistry/Physics: splitting of the nucleus of an atom


element that gives off hugh-energy rays or particles


Ecology: total mass of living organisms in a certain area; Resources: matter formed by plants or animals that is used as a fuel, such as wood or dung

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