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Natural resources

Natural resources are things found in nature that can be used by humans. Renewable resources can be replaced over human lifetimes. Nonrenewable resources cannot. Both renewable and nonrenewable resources are unevenly distributed across Earth's surface. Created by Khan Academy.

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