Nonrenewable resources

Nonrenewable resources are natural resources that are not naturally replenished once they have been used. Nonrenewable resources can be used up completely or consumed to such a degree that they become economically

Developing countries Developed countries

Figure 1 Round wood and fuel wood production (million m3).

Developing countries Developed countries

Figure 1 Round wood and fuel wood production (million m3).

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Figure 2 Food production index based on 1999-2001 average (FAOSTAT, 2004).

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Figure 2 Food production index based on 1999-2001 average (FAOSTAT, 2004).

inaccessible. Fossil fuels, minerals, and metals are examples of nonrenewable resources.

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