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Natural Resources
materials in the environment that are useful to people
fuels
material that is burned to produce heat energy
nonrenewable resources
natural resources, such as fossil fuels, that will eventually be used up and can never be replaced
renewable resources
natural resources that nature can produce again such as trees, plants, water, oxygen, and soil
alternative energy source
energy coming from a source other than those made from fossil fuels (solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biofuels)
conservation
the practice of decreasing the use of natural resources in order to save them
fossil fuels
nonrenewable resources made from dead plants and animals
biofuels
fuel created from plants or other organic matter
hydroelectric energy
energy that is generated by water power plants using falling water to spin turbines
geothermal energy
uses heat stored inside of the Earth to spin turbines to generate electricity