Non-Renewable Resource


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Non-Renewable Resource

Any natural resource that does not replenish itself. Any use of a non-renewable resource reduces the amount available to be used in the future. The finite amount of non-renewable resources may influence their prices on the open market. Major examples of non-renewable resources are coal and oil.
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It's time to see antibiotics as they are: a non-renewable resource.
Equally serious, the taking of the phosphate rock depletes a non-renewable resource, enriching the Moroccan government as occupying power and entrenching its occupation of Western Sahara while denying the full potential of the resource to an eventually independent Sahrawi people.
The program responds to major environment issues facing the planet including climate change, waste reduction and non-renewable resource management.
Due to the region's growing population, and the scarcity of fresh water in the Arabian Peninsula in general, securing the availability of this precious and non-renewable resource will become increasingly vital.
Firstly peat renews at approximately one mm per year, therefore it is considered a non-renewable resource.
Instead, we hope to cooperate with other countries in the use of rare earths on the basis of win-win outcomes and jointly protect the non-renewable resource," he added.
Al-Zebeir Ahmed Al-Hassan made the remarks at the Sudanese national assembly at discussions over the Abyei referendum law stressing that oil is a non-renewable resource.
The soft-drink maker also said the bottle has a lower reliance on a non-renewable resource, reducing carbon emissions by up to 25%, compared with other petroleum-based PET plastic bottles.
Despite the vastness of this non-renewable resource, the International Joint Commission's final report says less than one per cent of Great Lakes water is renewed annually by precipitation, surface water runoff, and inflow from groundwater sources.
Joe Handley, Minister of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development announced that the GNWT had finalized the Non-Renewable Resource Development Strategy.
Their task force of northern stakeholders running the Aboriginal Communities and Non-renewable Resource Development Program was supposed to find ways Aboriginal people, industry, government and environmentalists can make sure resource development over the next decade or so supports economic development in Aboriginal communities without wrecking the environment or dumping on Native culture more than it already has.
And they're a non-renewable resource needing to be repurchased every year.