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Renewable & Nonrenewable Resources
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A major source of energy; coal, oil, natural gas, and other fuels that are ancient remains of plants and animals.
A natural resource that is not replaced in a useful time frame.
A natural resource that can be replaced at the same rate at which the resource is consumed
Examples of fossil fuels
coal, oil, natural gas
disadvantages of fossil fuels
Limited supply, habitat disruption, pollution, climate change
renewable energy sources
sun, wind, water
flammable gas, occurring naturally underground (often in association with petroleum) and used as fuel to heat homes.
A fossil fuel that take hundreds of millions of years to form underground from partially decomposed plant material
electrical energy produced by the flow of water
A liquid fossil fuel that is burned for energy and used in the manufacture of plastics and for gasoline
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