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A material in the natural environment that people value and use to satisfy their needs

Natural resource

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A natural resource that the environment continues to supply or replace as it is used

Renewable resource

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A natural resource that cannot be replaced once it is used

Nonrenewable resource

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Any one of the several nonrenewable mineral resources are formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals and are used for fuel

Fossil fuel

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A type of energy produced by fission-- the splitting of uranium atoms in a nuclear reactor ,releasing stored energy

Nuclear energy

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Energy produced from falling water to move machinery or generate electricity

Waterpower

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Energy produced from the Earths intense interior heat

Geothermal energy

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Energy produced by the sun

Solar energy

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economic activity that takes or users natural resources directly such as fishing or mining

Primary economic activity

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Farming that provides only enough needs of the family or a village

Subsistence Farming

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The raising of crops and livestock for sale in markets; large quantities

Commercial farming

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An economic activity in which people use raw materials to produce or manufacture new products a great power

Secondary economic activity

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A small scale manufacturing operation using little technology, often located in or near peoples homes

Cottage industry

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And economic activity in which people do not directly gather or process materials but pursue activities that serve others

Tertiary Economic activity

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And economic activity that focuses on the acquistion, processing, and the sharing of information, such as education or research

Quaternary economic activity

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An item that is sent out of the country for sale

Export

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An Item that is brought into a country for sale

Import