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A natural resource that can be replaced at the same rate at which it is consumed is a renewable resource.
A resource that forms much more slowly than it is consumed is a nonrenewable resource.
A fossil fuel is a nonrenewable resource formed from the buried remains of plants and animals that lived long ago.
A natural resource is any natural material that is used by humans.
Natural resources that are used to make objects,food,or drink are called material resources.
Natural resources used to generate energy are called energy resources.
Wind energy uses the force of moving air to drive an electric generator or do other work.
Electrical energy produced by moving water is called hydroelectric energy.
Solar energy is the energy received by Earth from the sun in the form of radiation.
Biomass is organic matter from plants and from animal waste that contains chemical energy.
Geothermal energy is energy produced by heat from Earth's interior.
The energy released when the nuclei of atoms are split or combined is called nuclear energy.
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