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natural resources
anything from Earth that helps people make food, clothing, and shelter.

Examples: soil, water, minerals, plants
raw material
anything that has to be changed before it can be used.

Examples: trees must be changed into paper and wood
recyclable resource
things that cycle through natural processes

Example: nitrogen and carbon
renewable resource
a natural resource that nature continues to supply or replace
nonrenewable resource
a resource that cannot be replaced once it is used

Examples: minerals, oil, coal, natural gas
fossil fuels
any one of several nonrenewable resources