natural resource, natural resources(noun)
resources (actual and potential) supplied by nature
Any source of wealth that occurs naturally, especially minerals, fossil fuels, timber, etc.
Natural resources occur naturally within environments that exist relatively undisturbed by mankind, in a natural form. A natural resource is often characterized by amounts of biodiversity and geodiversity existent in various ecosystems. Natural resources are derived from the environment. Some of them are essential for our survival while most are used for satisfying our wants. Natural resources may be further classified in different ways. Natural resources are materials and components that can be found within the environment. Every man-made product is composed of natural resources. A natural resource may exist as a separate entity such as fresh water, and air, as well as a living organism such as a fish, or it may exist in an alternate form which must be processed to obtain the resource such as metal ores, oil, and most forms of energy. There is much debate worldwide over natural resource allocations, this is partly due to increasing scarcity but also because the exportation of natural resources is the basis for many economies. Some natural resources such as sunlight and air can be found everywhere, and are known as ubiquitous resources. However, most resources only occur in small sporadic areas, and are referred to as localized resources. There are very few resources that are considered inexhaustible – these are solar radiation, geothermal energy, and air. The vast majority of resources are exhaustible, which means they have a finite quantity, and can be depleted if managed improperly.
The numerical value of natural resource in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of natural resource in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.
The only silver lining is that Cyprus may now be able to have a discussion about its natural resource prospects that is grounded in reality rather than in wishful thinking.
Agent Smith I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to an area, and you multiply, and multiply, until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet, you are a plague, and we are the cure.
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- přírodní zdrojCzech
- natürliche Ressource, BodenschatzGerman
- luonnonrikkaus, luonnonvaraFinnish
- risorsa naturaleItalian
- naturressursNorwegian Nynorsk
- resursă naturală, resurse naturaleRomanian
- prirodno bogatstvoSerbo-Croatian
- naturtillgång, naturresursSwedish
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