Energy Resources. Chapter 5 Earth Science. Natural Resources. Natural Resource – any natural material that is used by humans. Ex. Water, petroleum, minerals, forests, and animals. Most resources are changed and made into products that make people’s lives more comfortable and convenient.
the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth.
the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is converted to a non-forest use. Examples of deforestation include conversion of forestland to farms, ranches, or urban use.
(also called farming) is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi and other life forms for food, fiber, and other products used to sustain life.
when plants are exposed to intensive grazing for long periods of time, or without enough recovery time. It can be caused by either livestock in poorly managed agricultural applications, or by overpopulations of native or non-native wild animals.
the physical growth of urban areas as a result of global change.
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Wind isn’t strong enough or frequent enough to create energy on a large scale.