nonrenewable resource

Something (specifically a resource) that will not return, or renew, or will only return after a long period of time.

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  • Non-renewable resource — A coal mine in Wyoming. Coal, produced over millions of years, is an inherently finite and non renewable resource on a human time scale. A non renewable resource is a natural resource which cannot be produced, grown, generated, or used on a scale …   Wikipedia

  • Nuclear power proposed as renewable energy — Although nuclear power is considered a low carbon power generation source,[1] its legal inclusion with renewable energy power sources has been the subject of debate. Statutory and scientific definitions of renewable energies usually exclude… …   Wikipedia

  • World3 — The World3 model was a computer simulation of interactions between population, industrial growth, food production and limits in the ecosystems of the Earth. It was originally produced and used by a Club of Rome study that produced the model and… …   Wikipedia

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  • depletion — de·ple·tion /di plē shən/ n: the reduction of the value of the assets of a company engaged in removing natural resources (as by mining) because of the decrease over time of the natural resources (as coal) available in or on the land being worked… …   Law dictionary

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