Earth and Space The Earths Resources

Term Definition
Natural Resources materials in the environment that are useful to people
Fossil Fuels fuels formed from the decaying remains of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago
Renewable Resources natural resources that nature can produce again, such as trees, plants, animals, water, oxygen, and soil
Nonrenewable Resources natural resources ,such as fossil fuels, that will eventually be used up and can never be replaced
Alternative Energy Sources sources of energy that do not come from fossil fuels
Geothermal Energy heat energy naturally produced within earth
Hydroelectric Power electricity mad from energy of moving water in a dam
Conservation the practice of decreasing the use of natural resources in order to save them
Biofuels fuels made from organic matter

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