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Title: Natural Resource Depletion - Reasons & Effects

Natural Resource Depletion
  • Reason and Effects

What are Natural Resources??
  • Natural resources are resources that exist
    without actions of humankind. This includes all
    valued characteristics such as magnetic,
    gravitational, electrical properties and forces
  • On earth it includes sunlight, atmosphere, water
    , land along with all vegetation, crops and
    animal life that naturally subsists upon or
    within the heretofore identified characteristics
    and substances.

Types Of Natural Resources
  1. Renewable resourcesRenewable resources are
    those that are constantly available (like water)
    or can be reasonably replaced or recovered, like
    vegetative lands. Animals are also renewable
    because with a bit of care, they can reproduce
    offspring's to replace adult animals. If
    renewable resources come from living things,
    (such as trees and animals) they can be
    called organic renewable resources.If renewable
    resources come from non-living things, (such as
    water, sun and wind) they can be called inorganic
    renewable resources.
  2. Non-renewable resourcesNon-renewable resources
    are those that cannot easily be replaced once
    they are destroyed. Examples include fossil
    fuels. Minerals are also non-renewable because
    even though they form naturally in a process
    called the rock cycle, it can take thousands of
    years, making it non-renewable. Non-renewable
    resources can be called inorganic resources if
    they come from non-living things. Examples
    include include, minerals, wind, land, soil and
    rocks.Some non-renewable resources come from
    living things such as fossil fuels. They can be
    called organic non-renewable resources. 

What do you mean by Natural Resource Depletion?
  • Resources are exhausted when it is being utilized
    quicker than it can recharge itself. The modern
    transformation is the point at which everything
  • Resource depletion is the utilization of a
    resource quicker than it can be renewed. Normal
    resources are usually isolated between
    inexhaustible resources and non-sustainable
    resources .
  • Utilization of both of these types of resources
    past their rate of substitution is thought to be
    resource depletion

What are the Natural Resources been Depleted?
  • Water
  • Coal
  • Oil
  • Natural Gas
  • Fish

Reason For Natural Resource Depletion?
  • 1. Fast population increase
  • 2. Contamination,
  • 3. High utilization of resources, and
  • 4. Disintegration of land.

Effect of Natural Resource Depletion on Human
  • Poverty
  • Atmospheric Changes
  • Loss of Biodiversity

Solutions for Conserving Natural Resources?
  1. Use of Alternative sources of power such as Solar
    and Wind energy.
  2. Plant trees to prevent Soil Erosion.
  3. Use pipelines to transport oil.
  4. Treatment of industrial wastes and sewages before
    they are released in the water bodies.
  5. Rain harvesting.
  6. Use of biogas in our homes.
  7. Use of bio-fuels.
  8. Ensure the recycling of wastes.
  9. Make use of electronic mails.
  10. Use energy saving fluorescent bulbs
  11. Practice crop rotation.
  12. Constructions of reservoirs

Our livelihood is intimately tied to the food we
eat, water we drink and places where we recreate.
That's why we have to promote responsibility and
conservation when it comes to our natural
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