natural resource


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natural resource

n.
A material source of wealth, such as timber, fresh water, or a mineral deposit, that occurs in a natural state and has economic value.

natural resource

Something, such as a forest, a mineral deposit, or fresh water, that is found in nature and is necessary or useful to humans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.natural resource - resources (actual and potential) supplied by naturenatural resource - resources (actual and potential) supplied by nature
resource - available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
land resources - natural resources in the form of arable land
mineral resources - natural resources in the form of minerals
renewable resource - any natural resource (as wood or solar energy) that can be replenished naturally with the passage of time
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Razumihin, in his youthful ardour, had firmly resolved to lay the foundations at least of a secure livelihood during the next three or four years, and saving up a certain sum, to emigrate to Siberia, a country rich in every natural resource and in need of workers, active men and capital.
The mother did her best, but no woman, out of her natural resources, could feed three babies.
I do not mean that the adult Martians are unnecessarily or intentionally cruel to the young, but theirs is a hard and pitiless struggle for existence upon a dying planet, the natural resources of which have dwindled to a point where the support of each additional life means an added tax upon the community into which it is thrown.
There the men were engaged in developing the country, organizing its railroads, opening up its mines, making accessible its vast natural resources. Their play was bound to be big and stable.
"A new country, bounded by the oceans, situated just right in latitude, with the richest land and vastest natural resources of any country in the world, settled by immigrants who had thrown off all the leading strings of the Old World and were in the humor for democracy.
Given natural resources, the other great factor in industry is labour.
Leones said it is important to study the proposed Federal Constitution as it may change the way the country's environment and natural resources are managed, especially in terms of natural resource exploitation.
There is very fundamental and unique type of relationship between natural resource agglomeration and employment.
QUETTA:The development and prosperity of Balochistan is attached with the fair utilization of natural resources. Though Balochistan is rich in natural resources, absence of modern structure and in meager resources the proper utilization of natural resource is not possible.
As the list shows, there is no correlation between per capita riches and natural resource riches.
It was the second of four consultative meetings that have been lined up to provide an opportunity for relevant stakeholders to have an input in the strategy that is expected to be a major initiative to help African governments improve their natural resource management for inclusive growth.
Rule is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and is interviewed for numerous radio, television, print and online media outlets concerning natural resource investment and industry topics.

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