Conservation of Natural Resources
General News | Mar-15-2021
Natural resources are resources that exist without any actions of mankind. These include all the valued characteristics such as industrial and commercial use, aesthetic value, scientific interest, and cultural value. On Earth, it includes sunlight, water, atmosphere, and land along with animal life and all vegetation. Our natural resources are getting destroyed. There are many types of resource depletion. Resource Depletion is the consumption of a resource faster than it can be replenished. The use of resources beyond their rate of replacement is known as resource depletion. Aquifer depletion, mining for fossil fuels and minerals, deforestation, slash and burn agriculture practices, pollution or contamination of resources, soil erosion, and overconsumption are the most popular types of resource depletion. We all know that natural resources are very important for us. They are used so much that they cannot last long. Coal, natural gas, bauxite, copper, petrol, and diesel are some examples of natural resources that are getting destroyed.
Coal is estimated to be able to last less than 200 years. It is an electricity generator. Power generation is the primary use for coal worldwide. It is the cheapest and most essential source of energy. Natural Gas which is also known as Fossil Gas, is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon gas mixture consisting primarily of methane. It is used for the heating and cooling of premises, cooking, and preparation of hot sanitary water.
Petrol and diesel are the most useful resources. While petrol is used in cars, motorcycles, and boats, diesel is used as fuel in trucks, buses, trains, and ships. It is necessary for a great number of human needs. Today, petroleum is mostly used as a source of energy, being rich in combustible carbon in the production of electricity or running some sort of heat engine.
So, now we know that how natural resources are beneficial to us. Let us know how to conserve them.
Conservation of natural resources is the careful maintenance and upkeep of a natural resource to prevent it from disappearing. Here are some ways that help in conserving our natural resources:-
- Planting trees to prevent soil erosion
- Growing of vegetation in catchment areas
- Treatment of industrial wastages and sewages before they are released in water bodies.
- Rain harvesting
- Use of biogas
- Recycling of wastes
- Use of jute and paper bags instead of plastic bags
So, this is how we can conserve our natural resources.
By: Utkarsh Garg
Sri Venkateshwar International School