gep 1024 study guide

gep 1024 study guide - This course has three objectives (1)...

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This course has three objectives (1) The nature and distribution of geologic resources (2) The importance of resources in society (3) Environmental impacts of resource use Resource (general) a natural feature or phenomenon that enhances the quality of human life • source of wealth or revenue • an available means • anything used to help one earn a living anything used to help one earn a living Resource (specific) -A resource is a naturally occurring solid, liquid, or gas at a concentration that has potential for economic extraction Renewable resources: replaced by natural processes at a rate comparable or faster than its rate of consumption by humans . Replenished on a time scale comparable with a human lifetime Examples: Solar, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal, fresh water fresh water, , timber fish Non-renewable resources: cannot be produced, re-grown, regenerated, or reused on a scale
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