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What is the definition of Renewable Resources?
Resources that can renew themselves without any human managment. (e.g. wind,sunlight)
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What is the definition of Non-Renewable Resources?
Resources that can't be remade/renewed, there is only a fixed amount. (e.g. coal)
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What is the definition of Sustainable Resources?
Resources that can be managed so they renew themselves. (e.g. wood)
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Name four different types of resources?
Energy, Minerals, Physical and Biological.
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What three regions consume the most resources?
Europe, USA and Japan.
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What three regions consume the least resources?
Africa, South America and parts of Asia.
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The USA has only 5% of the population but...
It uses 21% of the world's oil.
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20% of the world's electricity is generated by what...
Hydroelectric Power - supplying One Billion People.
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What country has 99% of it's energy coming from HEP?
Norway
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