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Raw Material
Resource or material that is still in its natural state, before being processed or manufactured into a product
Recyclable
Resources
A resource that cycles through natural processes in the environment; water, nitrogen, carbon are recyclable resources.
Renewable
Resources
Natural resource that the environment continues to supply or replace as it is used; trees and water are renewable resources.
Nonrenewable
Resource
A resource that cannot be replaced once it is used; fossil fuels such as coal and oil, and minerals such as iron, copper, and gold.
Fossil Fuel
Any one of several nonrenewable resources such as coal, oil, or natural gas, created from the remains of plants and animals.
Manufacturing
The process of turning raw materials into a finished product.
Developed Nation
A modern industrial society with a well-developed economy.
Commercial
Farming
farming that is done by companies; commercial farms are large and use modern technology.
Subsistence Farming
Farming that provides only enough food and animals for the needs of a family or a village.
Plantation
A large estate, usually in a warm climate, on which crops are grown by workers living there; usually raise a single crop.
Foreign Aid
Economic and military aid to another country.
Ecosystem
A community of living things and their environment; the elements of an ecosystem interact with one another.
Deforestation
The process of clearing land of forests or trees, usually to make room for farms and homes.
Habitat
The area in which a plant or animal naturally grows or lives.
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Chapter 5
Natural Resources