Natural Resource Depletion: Natural resources are formed by

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Natural Resource Depletion:Natural resources are formed by various biotic and abiotic factors in theenvironment and are utilized by the human for various purposes. There are two kinds of naturalresources are present one is renewable resources that can be produced after use like – food crops,timber, paper etc. and other is non-renewable resources which can’t be created once used up such as –coal, minerals, water, natural gas, etc.Natural resource depletion is a significant current environmental issue. The rapid increase of worldpopulation eventually causes greater requirement for natural resources. The consumption of naturalresources has increased enormously due to the extensive use of natural resources by emergingcountries for the development of advanced industries worldwide. The basic reasons for naturalresource depletion are as follows-OverpopulationEnvironmental pollutionLand deterioration, soil erosion and loss of nutrient cycle.Deforestation and devastation of ecosystems promoting loss of biodiversity.Industrial and technological advancement.Overconsumption and untenable utilization of resources.Mining of fossil fuels and minerals.Natural calamities like drought and flood.Non-renewable energy source utilization brings about the discharge of greenhouse gasses, which isliable for climate change and global warming(15 Current Environmental Problems That Our World isFacing - Conserve Energy Future, 2014)Several countries are presently creating more sustainable and renewable energy resources, forexample- hydropower, solar system, the wind, biogas and geothermal energy, etc. which are naturalresources but won’t pollute the environment. Some conservation methodologies can be taken such asminimization and control the consumption and decrease wastes, modification of lifestyle, upgrade
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