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Rainforest on Fatu-Hiva, Marquesas Islands is an example of an undisturbed natural resource.
The Upsala Glacier in the Santa Cruz Province of Argentina is an example of a natural resource.
The ocean is an example of a natural resource.
.Natural resources (economically referred to as land or raw materials) occur naturally within environments that exist relatively undisturbed by mankind, in a natural form.^ Actually, "natural resources" are defined as any naturally occurring materials that can be used by man.
  • Alberta's Resource Inventory 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.abheritage.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Natural Resources and Environment: nr-home .
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^ International Institute for Environment and Development Skip to Navigation International Institute for Environment and Development policy - research - climate - ecology - urban - economics - sustainability Climate Change Governance Human Settlements Natural Resources Sustainable Markets Biodiversity & Conservation Empowerment & Land Rights Food & Agriculture Forestry Water & Ecosystems News feeds .
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  • Staff & Contact | Natural Resources | International Institute for Environment and Development 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.iied.org [Source type: Academic]

.A natural resource is often characterized by amounts of biodiversity existent in various ecosystems.^ Ecological research methods Natural Resource principles & management Statistical measures Geographic Information Systems & Global Positioning Systems Ecology Biodiversity Sustainability Ecosystem Management Endangered Species Habitats Wildland Restoration .
  • Natural Resource Management at Colorado Northwestern Community College 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.cncc.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Mexico is known as The Land of Enchantment, a name that captures the state’s cultural history and its beautiful and unique landscape – including its rich and varied natural resource heritage.
  • Welcome to The Office of the Natural Resource's Trustee! 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.onrt.state.nm.us [Source type: Academic]

^ Application is here Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant application - Teachers may apply to receive funds for natural resources-related field trips with their students.
  • Info on Financial Assistance 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.dnr.state.il.us [Source type: Academic]

.Natural resources are derived from the environment.^ Geographical regions Environment Flora Fauna Natural Resources People Territory Climate Natural resources Culture .
  • Natural Resources 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.poland.gov.pl [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cooperative efforts to encourage, enhance and improve international programs for the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources otherwise within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.

^ Our practice is also focused in the Pacific Northwest, which is a constant battleground for legal issues involving the environment and natural resources.
  • Environment and Natural Resources | Services & Industries | Garvey Schubert Barer | Law Firm 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.gsblaw.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Many of them are essential for our survival while others are used for satisfying our wants.^ We use plants for food and many other uses.
  • BrainPOP Jr. | Natural Resources | Lesson Ideas 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.brainpopjr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We can manage our natural resources for a variety of uses including timber production, watershed protection, conservation, wildlife, and many other uses.
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^ Many of our courses involve other Stanford departments, and all integrate multidisciplinary materials.
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program (ENRLP) | Stanford Law School 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC naturalresourceslaw.stanford.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Natural resources may be further classified in different ways.^ What will be different under natural resource reform .
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^ Brainstorm different ways people can conserve natural resources.
  • BrainPOP Jr. | Natural Resources | Lesson Ideas 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.brainpopjr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Site Policy webmaster@dnr.iowa.gov © Iowa Department of Natural Resources Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
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Classification

On the basis of origin, resources may be divided into:
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  • Biotic - Biotic resources are obtained from the biosphere, such as forests and their products, animals, birds and their products, fish and other marine organisms.^ Our science and technology activities provide technical expertise in such areas as animal husbandry and clean water, ecological sciences, engineering, resource economics, and social sciences.
    • About the Natural Resources Conservation Service | NRCS 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.nrcs.usda.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Reviews the Oregon Forest Practices Act concerning chemical and other petroleum products.
    • Natural Resources 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.chemeketa.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We can manage our natural resources for a variety of uses including timber production, watershed protection, conservation, wildlife, and many other uses.
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    .Mineral fuels such as coal and petroleum are also included in this category because they formed from decayed organic matter.
  • Abiotic - Abiotic resources include non-living things.^ Fossil fuels such as oil and coal are non-renewable natural resources.
    • BrainPOP Jr. | Natural Resources | Lesson Ideas 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.brainpopjr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Non-renewable natural resources are listed as: fossil fuels, oil, coal, copper, diamonds, natural gas, iron ore, minerals, gold, silver, platinum, rocks, and many more.
    • Renewable Natural Resources 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC ag.udel.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Renewable Natural Resources 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC ag.udel.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Examples of natural resources include coal, iron, and ore.
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    Examples include land, water, air and ores such as gold, iron, copper, silver etc.
Considering their stage of development, natural resources may be referred to in the following ways:
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  • Potential Resources - Potential resources are those that exist in a region and may be used in the future.^ A land trust is important to the future of Bridgewater because of changes in land use that are taking place as the region continues to experience robust economic growth.
    • The Natural Resources Trust of Bridgewater Online 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.nrtb.org [Source type: General]

    ^ A natural resource is something that exists in nature which can be used by humans at current economic, technological, social, cultural, and institutional conditions.
    • Natural resource quality - Encyclopedia of Earth 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.eoearth.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Moreover, the consequences of our resource use in terms of impacts on the environment may induce serious damages that go beyond the carrying capacity of the environment.
    • Environment - Sustainable Use of Natural Resources 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC ec.europa.eu [Source type: Academic]

    .For example, petroleum may exist in many parts of India, having sedimentary rocks but until the time it is actually drilled out and put into use, it remains a potential resource.
  • Actual Resources are those that have been surveyed, their quantity and quality determined and are being used in present times.^ Natural resource damage assessment may sound easy but it can be difficult and time-consuming to (1) understand the complex ecosystem of which a particular resource is part, (2) trace the services these resources provide, (3) determine injuries caused by release of hazardous substances, and (4) determine appropriate compensation.
    • Welcome to The Office of the Natural Resource's Trustee! 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.onrt.state.nm.us [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Renewable resources , on-the-other-hand, can be replaced in a relatively short period of time or used through conservation efforts without depleting the resource.
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    • Renewable Natural Resources 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC ag.udel.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Subsequent executive orders and press releases have been equally vague as to what definition of sustainability is being used, 97 and to this day the matter remains unsettled.
    • WealthandWant Theme: Natural Resources 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.wealthandwant.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The development of an actual resource, such as wood processing depends upon the technology available and the cost involved.^ The commercial viability of natural resource extraction is thus a function of the availability of competitive technology, transportation routes to major consumption centres, and production costs determined by the geological structure of natural resource reservoirs.
    • Natural resources policy [EBRD - Policies] 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.ebrd.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Briefing paper - ODI Natural Resource Perspectives 103, December 2006 Is low external input technology contributing to sustainable agricultural development?
    • ODI Natural Resource Perspectives - Publication series - Resources - Overseas Development Institute (ODI) 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.odi.org.uk [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Development Review The NRMP Section reviews development proposals for natural resource impacts on parkland during the zoning and site plan review processes.
    • ResOURces Online: Natural Resource Management and Protection Section 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.fairfaxcounty.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    That part of the actual resource that can be developed profitably with available technology is called a reserve.
With respect to renewability, natural resources can be categorized as follows:
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  • Renewable resources are ones that can be replenished or reproduced easily.^ Renewable resources One treasure of Poland that until recently was used little or not at all is geothermal waters, their resources ranking among the richest in Europe.
    • Natural Resources 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.poland.gov.pl [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Some of them, like sunlight, air, wind, etc., are continuously available and their quantity is not affected by human consumption.^ Some of them are free from DNR or UW-Extension, and others are available for purchase from DNR, UW-Extension, Minnesotas DNR, etc.
    • Natural Resources 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC townofmukwonago.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ However, all of the ingredients required sunlight, soil, water, air, planting and harvesting machinery, and human time and energy to grow and be harvested.
    • A Growing Problem: Resource Depletion 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.islandwood.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Many renewable resources can be depleted by human use, but may also be replenished, thus maintaining a flow.^ Resources are a huge concern for environmentalists because human activities, as well as natural events, over time have dramatically impacted the state of all of these resources — leading many of them to scarcity and, in some cases, depletion.
    • Natural Resources | MNN - Mother Nature Network 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.mnn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A natural resource is something that exists in nature which can be used by humans at current economic, technological, social, cultural, and institutional conditions.
    • Natural resource quality - Encyclopedia of Earth 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.eoearth.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ For example, many crops are renewable natural resources.
    • BrainPOP Jr. | Natural Resources | Lesson Ideas 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.brainpopjr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Some of these, like agricultural crops, take a short time for renewal; others, like water, take a comparatively longer time, while still others, like forests, take even longer.
  • Non-renewable resources are formed over very long geological periods.^ Other resources, however, are non-renewable.
    • BrainPOP Jr. | Natural Resources | Lesson Ideas 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.brainpopjr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ How long does it take to renew the air within the maximum effective range?
    • Natural Air Research & Resources - Warranties, Manuals, Guides, Promotion, Videos | Natural Air Direct 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.naturalairdirect.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Resources are a huge concern for environmentalists because human activities, as well as natural events, over time have dramatically impacted the state of all of these resources — leading many of them to scarcity and, in some cases, depletion.
    • Natural Resources | MNN - Mother Nature Network 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.mnn.com [Source type: General]

    .Minerals and fossil fuels are included in this category.^ We also use petroleum, a fossil fuel, to make a variety of materials, including plastics.
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    ^ Q: I assume you're speaking in particular of oil and mineral rights, but would not Broadband Spectrum rights also be included in that category?
    • WealthandWant Theme: Natural Resources 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.wealthandwant.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We convert fossil fuels into energy to power and heat our homes and fuel modes of transportation, including planes, buses, boats, and cars.
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    Since their rate of formation is extremely slow, they cannot be replenished once they get depleted. .Of these, the metallic minerals can be re-used by recycling them.^ We use rocks and minerals to make a variety of materials, including glass, metal, and ceramics.
    • BrainPOP Jr. | Natural Resources | Lesson Ideas 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.brainpopjr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The non-metal natural resources are very different, forests, water, oil, etc, many of these seem to get used up faster then nature can replenish them … .
    • The Big Picture » Blog Archive » Natural Resources: How Long Will They Last? 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.ritholtz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    But coal and petroleum cannot be recycled.

Examples

The natural resource of wind powers these 5MW wind turbines on this wind farm 28 km off the coast of Belgium.
Some examples of natural resources include the following:

Management

.Natural resource management is a discipline in the management of natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals, with a particular focus on how management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations.^ All areas with water are natural resources.
  • Geography4Kids.com: Biosphere: Natural Resources 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.geography4kids.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Natural resources contribute greatly to the quality of life in the City of Lakeland.

^ Brainstorm different natural resources together, such as soil, land, plants, and animals.
  • BrainPOP Jr. | Natural Resources | Lesson Ideas 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.brainpopjr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Natural resource management is interrelated with the concept of sustainable development, a principle that forms a basis for land management and environmental governance throughout the world.^ Communication for Development: A medium for innovation in natural resources management .
  • Natural Resources Management — UN-APCICT 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.unapcict.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The management of natural resources is on the frontline of the struggle for more sustainable and equitable development.
  • Natural Resources 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.iisd.org [Source type: Academic]

^ NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ACT 2004 .
  • NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ACT 2004 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.austlii.edu.au [Source type: Academic]

.In contrast to the policy emphases of urban planning and the broader concept of environmental management, Natural resource management specifically focuses on a scientific and technical understanding of resources and ecology and the life-supporting capacity of those resources.^ Natural resources policy [EBRD - Policies] .
  • Natural resources policy [EBRD - Policies] 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.ebrd.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Natural resources policy .
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^ NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ACT 2004 .
  • NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ACT 2004 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.austlii.edu.au [Source type: Academic]

Depletion

.In recent years, the depletion of natural resources and attempts to move to sustainable development have been a major focus of development agencies.^ Independent Canadian Natural Resources expects to move forward with two major oil sands projects this year, extending a string of recent developments in the sector as industry conditions improve with .
  • CANADIAN NATURAL RESOURCES LTD Mining News | MINING.com News 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC news.mining.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "NWU"), it has submitted a joint proposal to the Alberta Government Canadian Natural gets back to work Upstream Online Jan 21 Comment Independent Canadian Natural Resources expects to move forward with two major oil sands projects this year, extending a string of recent developments in the sector as industry conditions improve with higher oil prices and falling costs.
  • Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ) 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.wikinvest.com [Source type: General]

^ RELATED ON INFOMINE: CANADIAN NATURAL RESOURCES LTD. , OIL SANDS TSX hits another year-long high .
  • CANADIAN NATURAL RESOURCES LTD Mining News | MINING.com News 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC news.mining.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This is of particular concern in rainforest regions, which hold most of the Earth's natural biodiversity - irreplaceable genetic natural capital.^ Natural capital is a financial metaphor that treats the earth like a bank account, and suggests it is wise for humans to live off the natural interest (i.e.
  • natural resources - Geography & Geology Encyclopedia 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.geodz.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Ohio must find a way to grow our economy while at the same time identifying and protecting our most irreplaceable natural assets.
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.Conservation of natural resources is the major focus of natural capitalism, environmentalism, the ecology movement, and green politics.^ Science > Biology > Ecology > Natural Resources Conservation (87 resources) .
  • Natural Resources Graphic Organizer (K) - TeacherVision.com 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.teachervision.fen.com [Source type: General]

^ There are many ways by which a person can conserve their environmental natural resources.
  • Natural Resources — Blogs, Pictures, and more on WordPress 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC en.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ It is great to have a book on natural resource economics for noneconomics majors that is not so quantitative.
  • Field - Natural Resource Economics 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.waveland.com [Source type: Academic]

.Some view this depletion as a major source of social unrest and conflicts in developing nations.^ Ian Bannon is manager of the Conflict Prevention and Reconstruction Unit, in the Social Development Department of the World Bank.
  • Amazon.com: Natural Resources and Violent Conflict: Options and Actions (9780821355039): Ian Bannon, Paul Collier: Books 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Mining, petroleum extraction, fishing, hunting, and forestry are generally considered natural-resource industries.^ Natural Resource Industry Photos enlarge .
  • Natural Resource Industry : Natural Resource Industry News and Photos - chicagotribune.com 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.chicagotribune.com [Source type: News]

^ Natural resources general .
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www3.uwsuper.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Industries dealing with natural resources (11 C) M .
  • Category:Natural resources - Wikimedia Commons 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC commons.wikimedia.org [Source type: Reference]

.Agriculture is considered a man-made resource.^ A distinction is sometimes made between \'stocks\' (natural resources that have taken millions of years to form and are considered nonrenewable, e.g.
  • natural resources - Geography & Geology Encyclopedia 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.geodz.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Waterways are evaluated according to indigenous natural resource values, character and extent of man-made development, resource endangerment, and recreational use or potential.
  • Natural Resources |Green Communities | US EPA 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.epa.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Define human-made resources as things made by man.
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.Theodore Roosevelt, a well-known conservationist and former United States president, was opposed to unregulated natural resource extraction.^ Resources are a huge concern for environmentalists because human activities, as well as natural events, over time have dramatically impacted the state of all of these resources — leading many of them to scarcity and, in some cases, depletion.
  • Natural Resources | MNN - Mother Nature Network 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.mnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Details: ...Company and its affiliates acquire, develop and trade petroleum and natural gas properties in the United States, Canada and Brazil.
  • Natural Resources Careers in the United States (EnvironmentalChemistry.com) 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC environmentalchemistry.com [Source type: Academic]

^ NATR 310 (4 units) Natural Resources Measurements Prerequisite: None.

The term is defined by the United States Geological Survey as "The Nation's natural resources include its minerals, energy, land, water, and biota."[2]

Protection

.The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem.^ Applies knowledge of basic functions related to propagation, replenishment and conservation of aquatic or terrestrial natural resources.

^ Search Books by subject: Management of land & natural resources Politics & government Conservation of natural resources - Government policy Political Science Politics/International Relations Nature / Natural Resources Political Science / General General Conservation of natural resources Natural resources Policy sciences Environment & Planning i.e., each book must be in subject 1 AND subject 2 AND ...
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^ It is an integrated network of web sites dealing with different topics on nature, nature conservation and natural resources management.

Unless we solve that problem, it will avail us little to solve all others.
Theodore Roosevelt[3]
.Conservation biology is the scientific study of the nature and status of Earth's biodiversity with the aim of protecting species, their habitats, and ecosystems from excessive rates of extinction.^ What are the current states of nature, species, biodiversity, animals, wild spaces and our treasured outdoor spaces?
  • Mission Zero - Natural Resources 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC missionzero.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wildlife conservation and management, conservation biology, Native American/Tribal natural resource management .
  • People at the School of Natural Resources | School of Natural Resources and the Environment 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.snr.arizona.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Every year, hundreds of decisions are made that affect biodiversity and natural resources sometimes without sound scientific advice.
  • Natural Resource Consulting 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.statpros.com [Source type: Academic]

[4][5] .It is an interdisciplinary subject drawing on sciences, economics, and the practice of natural resource management.^ Measurement and analysis in natural resource management .
  • MSc in Natural Resource and Environmental Management 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC cermes.cavehill.uwi.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ACT 2004 .
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^ The Districts have the responsibility to protect and maintain natural resources in areas ranging from water quality and quantity to forestry, range management, soils and more.
  • Lower Loup Natural Resources District (NRD) 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC llnrd.org [Source type: General]

[6][7][8][9] .The term conservation biology was introduced as the title of a conference held University of California at San Diego in La Jolla, California in 1978 organized by biologists Bruce Wilcox and Michael Soulé.^ This kids' site from the San Diego Natural History Museum offers a shark FAQ, a glossary, profiles of sharks that live off the California coast and an overview of a shark's anatomy.
  • NRDC: Environmental Links for Kids 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.nrdc.org [Source type: General]

^ More information  on and / or  Apply for Senior Conservation Biologist/Planner, Southern California position .
  • Natural Resources Careers in the United States (EnvironmentalChemistry.com) 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC environmentalchemistry.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Senior Conservation Biologist/Planner, Southern California (apply/more info) .
  • Natural Resources Careers in the United States (EnvironmentalChemistry.com) 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC environmentalchemistry.com [Source type: Academic]

.Habitat conservation is a land management practice that seeks to conserve, protect and restore, habitat areas for wild plants and animals, especially conservation reliant species, and prevent their extinction, fragmentation or reduction in range.^ What are the current states of nature, species, biodiversity, animals, wild spaces and our treasured outdoor spaces?
  • Mission Zero - Natural Resources 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC missionzero.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Despite its relatively limited variety of animal and plant species, Iceland is one of the most important breeding grounds for many bird species in the North Atlantic.
  • Environment and Natural Resources < Foreign Policy < Ministry for Foreign Affairs 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.mfa.is [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Established to conserve the nation’s natural heritage by protecting plant and animal species, the ESA (1973) sets out requirements for Federal agencies with regard to potential impacts of actions on endangered or threatened species and their habitat.

[10] .It is a priority of many groups that cannot be easily characterized in terms of any one ideology.^ With an area of about 4,500 sq km, it has as many as 108 deposits, and the most valuable ones, characterized by high heating value, are located in the west and north.
  • Natural Resources 6 February 2010 12:39 UTC www.poland.gov.pl [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

See also

References

  1. ^ United States Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service Retrieved May 2009.
  2. ^ "Natural Resources". U.S. Geological Survey. http://www.usgs.gov/themes/resource.html. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  3. ^ Theodore Roosevelt, Address to the Deep Waterway Convention Memphis, TN, October 4, 1907
  4. ^ M. E. Soulé and B. A. Wilcox. 1980. Conservation Biology: An Evolutionary-Ecological Perspective. Sinauer Associatess. Sunderland, Massachusetts.
  5. ^ M. E. Soule. (1986). What is conservation Biology? BioScience, 35(11): 727-734 [1]
  6. ^ Soule, Michael E. (1986). Conservation Biology: The Science of Scarcity and Diversity. Sinauer Associates. pp. 584. ISBN 0878937951, 9780878937950 (hc). 
  7. ^ Hunter, M. L. (1996). Fundamentals of Conservation Biology. Blackwell Science Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts., ISBN 0-86542-371-7.
  8. ^ Groom, M.J., Meffe, G.K. and Carroll, C.R. (2006) Principles of Conservation Biology (3rd ed.). Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA. ISBN 0-87893-518-5
  9. ^ van Dyke, Fred (2008). Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications, 2nd ed.. Springer Verlag. pp. 478. ISBN 978-1-4020-6890-4 (hc). 
  10. ^ Habitat Conservation Planning Branch. "Habitat Conservation". California Department of Fish & Game. http://www.dfg.ca.gov/habcon/. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 

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Simple English

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A natural resource is anything people can use which comes from nature. People do not make natural resources, but gather them from the earth. Examples of natural resources are air, water, wood, crude oil, solar energy, wind energy, hydro-electric energy, and coal. Refined oil is not a natural resource, for example, because people make it.

We often say there are two sorts of natural resource: renewable resources and non-renewable resources.

  • A renewable resource grows again or comes back again after we use it. For example, sunlight, water, and trees are renewable resources.
  • A non-renewable resource is a resource that does not grow or come back, or a resource that would take a very long time to come back. For example, coal is a non-renewable resource. When we use coal, there is less coal afterward. One day, there will be no more of it to make goods. The non-renewable resource can be used directly (for example, burning oil to cook), or we can find a renewable resource to use (for example, using wind energy to make electricity to cook). It is important to conserve (save) non-renewable resources, because if we use them too quickly there will not be enough.

All places have their own natural resources. When people do not have a certain resource they need, they can either replace it with another resource, or trade with another country to get the resource. Some resources are difficult to find, so people sometimes fight to have them (for example, oil resources).

When people do not have some natural resources, their quality of life can get lower. For example, when they can not get clean water, people may become ill; if there is not enough wood, trees will be cut and the forest will disappear over time (deforestation); if there are not enough fish in a sea, people can die of starvation. Some examples of renewable resources are wood, solar energy, trees, wind, hydroelectric power, fish and sunlight. Non renewable resources cannot be recycled. For example, oil, minerals, and other non renewable resources cannot be recycled. Natural resources are very important to a human lifestyle. Natural resources are certain materials Earth produces.


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