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Environmental Studies by Anindita Basak

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UNIT II

Natural Resources

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After studying Unit II, students will be able to:

  • Define natural resources and identify problems associated with the use and extraction of natural resources in the context of environmental sciences.
  • Describe the various natural resources such as forest resources, water resources, mineral resources, food resources, energy resources and land resources.
  • Identify the uses and overexploitation of different resources.
  • Describe case studies that underline examples of damage and exploitation of natural resources and highlight people’s struggles to protect their environmental resources.
  • Explain different processes of resource extraction of water, mineral, food or forest etc.
  • Identify alternate resources and ...

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