Conservation of Natural Resources

Conservation of Natural Resources

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Conservation Of Natural Resourses

Natural Resources Conservation
Water pollution remains one of the most visible and persistent signs of our impact on the natural world. Cleanup of some older pollutants has been offset by new contaminants that threaten freshwater ecosystems and foul our drinking water.
The sight and smell of grossly polluted waterways provided some of the original impetus to the environmental movement in the 1970s. Nearly a century before that, the dangers of polluted water to human health drove what became known as the "sanitary revolution" in Europe and the United States, emphasizing clean water supplies and sewer systems in cities. Today, despite progress in cleaning up waterways in some areas, water pollution remains a serious global problem, with impacts on the health of freshwater ecosystems and the human communities that rely on them for water supply. Natural Resource

Resources are things that help satisfy a need. Resources can range from gases to human labor. Many natural resources are essential for survival for example; water, and some of these nonrenewable resources have been discovered to help mankind further his advancement as the industrial revolution took hold.  Petroleum became a very useful and important resource but because it is a nonrenewable product it must be conserved because its biological replenishment is either not possible or too slow compared to human use. 

Petroleum, also called crude oil, is a thick, natural, flammable, toxic liquid. This liquid is a hydrocarbon, an organic compound that is made up of hydrogen and carbon, and is believed to have formed underneath the earth’s surface. Petroleum is also called a fossil fuel because it is the result from the remains of plants and animals that died millions of years ago.

Conservation Of Natural Resources
Soils Conservation: Easier - Soil is the loose top layer of our planet's crust. It is dirt or earth in which plant life can grow....

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