Natural Resources Vocab
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a useful material or organism that is not man-made, which can be used by people, including sunlight, air, water, plants, animals, soil, stone, minerals, and fossil fuels.
everything living on Earth, including humans, animals, plants, and insects
solid Earth including soil, rocks and minerals.
all water found on, under, and over the surface of Earth. It includes all oceans, seas, rivers, lakes and groundwater and rain.
the gases that surround the Earth (air) and includes all the levels, from troposphere to exosphere, includes wind, clouds, and the sun.
always available or naturally replaced in a short time. Examples water and trees.
materials that are not replaced in a useful time frame. Examples minerals and metals.
maintains a certain quality for a period of time. A city has enough clean water for the next 50 years.
the amount of land and water that individuals use to meet their needs and absorb the waste they produce.
the practice of managing the use of resources wisely so the resource lasts longer.