Non Renewable Resources Essay

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2.1 INTRODUCTION
Non-Renewable Resources are resources that have the potential to be used up due to consumption or overuse, they have production, development or replenishment rate that cannot match up with the depletion rate. In short these are resources that can be finished, output exceeds input, and they are infinite. Non-Renewable resources vary from non-renewable fossil fuels like coal, natural gas and oil, non-renewable alternative energy sources like nuclear energy and deep-earth geo-thermal energy, soil, and minerals (Botkin & Keller, 2012). These non-renewable resources range from a few years, up to thousands of years to replenish. The local as well as global challenge, is that most non-renewable resources are directly exploited by humans and their existence is widely threatened were usage
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Another major challenge in the exploitation of non-renewable resources is that they have negative environmental, social and economic impacts that have far reaching implications ranging from climate change to loss of biodiversity.
2.2 NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES
Non-renewable energy resources can
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The treatment of such coal reduces its sulphur content avoiding excessive atmospheric pollution. Through surface mining methods such as stripping and open-pits, leave the land sterile, losses of vegetation and habitats for fauna results. However land reclamation initiatives which restore vegetation cover and soils reduce the negative. Impact of surface coal mining. Acid mine drainage is another negative impact of coal mining especially in wet environments. When surface water (H2O) reacts with sulphide minerals in coal heaps or exposed coal rocks it chemically reacts to produce acidic water such as sulphuric acid (H2SO4).
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