Flashcards on Management of natural resources

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What is the meaning of natural resources?

Natural resources are substances or materials that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain.

Why is the management of natural resources important?

The management of natural resources is important to ensure their sustainable use for present and future generations.

What are renewable natural resources?

Renewable natural resources are resources that can be replenished or replaced naturally over time, such as sunlight, wind, and forests.

Give an example of a non-renewable natural resource.

Fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas, are examples of non-renewable natural resources.

What is deforestation?

Deforestation is the permanent removal of trees or destruction of forests for purposes such as agriculture, logging, or urban development.

How does deforestation affect the environment?

Deforestation leads to loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, climate change, and disruption of ecosystems.

What is water pollution?

Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies, such as rivers, lakes, and oceans, with harmful substances.

List three methods of conserving natural resources.

Three methods of conserving natural resources are reducing waste, recycling, and using renewable energy sources.

What are the advantages of sustainable management of natural resources?

Advantages of sustainable management of natural resources include preservation of biodiversity, reduced environmental impact, and long-term economic stability.

Explain the concept of 'reduce, reuse, recycle'.

'Reduce, reuse, recycle' is an approach to waste management that encourages minimizing waste generation, reusing materials, and recycling to conserve resources.

What is the role of government in the management of natural resources?

The government plays a key role in developing and implementing policies, regulations, and programs to ensure sustainable management of natural resources.

What is sustainable agriculture?

Sustainable agriculture is a farming method that focuses on producing food without harming the environment, conserving resources, and maintaining ecological balance.

What is the greenhouse effect?

The greenhouse effect is the trapping of heat by gases in the Earth's atmosphere, resulting in warming of the planet.

What are some examples of renewable energy sources?

Examples of renewable energy sources include solar power, wind power, hydroelectricity, and geothermal energy.

What is the importance of biodiversity?

Biodiversity is important for maintaining the balance of ecosystems, providing ecosystem services, and contributing to the overall resilience and stability of the planet.

Explain the concept of sustainable development.

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, considering social, economic, and environmental aspects.

What is the meaning of natural resources?

Natural resources are substances or materials that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain.

Why is the management of natural resources important?

The management of natural resources is important to ensure their sustainable use for present and future generations.

What are renewable natural resources?

Renewable natural resources are resources that can be replenished or replaced naturally over time, such as sunlight, wind, and forests.

Give an example of a non-renewable natural resource.

Fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas, are examples of non-renewable natural resources.

What is deforestation?

Deforestation is the permanent removal of trees or destruction of forests for purposes such as agriculture, logging, or urban development.

How does deforestation affect the environment?

Deforestation leads to loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, climate change, and disruption of ecosystems.

What is water pollution?

Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies, such as rivers, lakes, and oceans, with harmful substances.

List three methods of conserving natural resources.

Three methods of conserving natural resources are reducing waste, recycling, and using renewable energy sources.

What are the advantages of sustainable management of natural resources?

Advantages of sustainable management of natural resources include preservation of biodiversity, reduced environmental impact, and long-term economic stability.

Explain the concept of 'reduce, reuse, recycle'.

'Reduce, reuse, recycle' is an approach to waste management that encourages minimizing waste generation, reusing materials, and recycling to conserve resources.

What is the role of government in the management of natural resources?

The government plays a key role in developing and implementing policies, regulations, and programs to ensure sustainable management of natural resources.

What is sustainable agriculture?

Sustainable agriculture is a farming method that focuses on producing food without harming the environment, conserving resources, and maintaining ecological balance.

What is the greenhouse effect?

The greenhouse effect is the trapping of heat by gases in the Earth's atmosphere, resulting in warming of the planet.

What are some examples of renewable energy sources?

Examples of renewable energy sources include solar power, wind power, hydroelectricity, and geothermal energy.

What is the importance of biodiversity?

Biodiversity is important for maintaining the balance of ecosystems, providing ecosystem services, and contributing to the overall resilience and stability of the planet.

Explain the concept of sustainable development.

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, considering social, economic, and environmental aspects.

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