Natural Resources

Natural resources

NATURAL RESOURCES 

A natural resource is a resources that exists without the intervention of mankind. Valued characteristics include commercial and industrial use, aesthetic value, scientific interest, and cultural value. Abiotic and Biotic resources are involved.

Abiotic resources include land, water, air, sunlight, and material. Forests with wild plants and animals, human populations, coal, and natural gas produced millions of years ago make up biological resources…

Types of Resources 

Renewable resources: They are inexhaustible and regenerate over time. Examples include water, air, sunlight, wild plants…

Resources that cannot be regenerated, once used they cannot be reused. Examples include coal, petroleum, etc.

Resources 

Forest Resources  

It is a renewable natural resource. Herbs, trees, and shrubs dominate the forest ecosystem. Forests cover 33 percent of the Earth’s surface.

They are home to insects, birds, and animals. Native trees and plants grow naturally in the forest. Forests grown by humans consist of species of trees, shrubs, etc.

Water Resources

It is the elixir of life. It is a renewable and essential natural resource.

1.4 billion cubic kilometers of water cover the earth.

93% of which is seawater.

4.1% is fresh water on land.

0.2% is glaciers, and 0.0001% is humidity in the air.

There are 8 million cubic feet of underground water. 

Water covers 97% of the earth’s surface.

If the earth were flat, it would be two feet underwater.

Humans use about 1% of the world’s water.The body of an animal or plant contains 60 -65% water.

In total, 77% of the rain falls on the sea and 23% on land.

About 84% of water vapor rises from the sea surface, while 16% rises from land. Using and over-using surface and groundwater

Mineral Resources

It is a deposit, concentration or occurrence of solid material of economic interest in or on the Earth’s crust in a form, grade, or quality and quantity that offers reasonable prospects for economic extraction.

Food Resources

Living organisms require food for growth and development. This essential material is called nutrients.

Plants and animals provide these nutrients.

 The world is home to thousands of edible plants and animals, but only about three dozen types are major sources of food for humans.

Energy Resources

Energy is defined as the capacity to perform work. .

It is essential to our existence.

We cannot live without it.

Agriculture, transportation, industries, and domestic consumers rely on energy for development.

Land resources 

For our basic needs, it is a finite and valuable resource.

We must preserve land by all means.

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