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Natural Resources by Mind Map: Natural Resources

1. Water Resources

1.1. most abundant substance on the Earth's surface

1.2. Blue Water

1.3. Green Water

1.3.1. feeds plants and crops

1.4. 71% of the Earth is covered with water

1.5. The world's water in diff. forms & locations

1.5.1. surface air

1.5.2. below the ground and in oceans

1.6. Precipitation and Evaporation

1.6.1. rivers, lakes and aquifiers

1.7. Surface Waters

1.7.1. lakes, ponds, rivers, etc.

1.8. Groundwater

1.9. Wetlands

1.9.1. swamps, bogs, marshes and lagoons

2. Mineral Resources

2.1. Mining

2.1.1. 1. Finding a Deposit Detecting Radiation Measuring Magnetism Variations in Magnetic Field Satellite Photography Geologic Structure

2.1.2. 2. Establishing a Mine

2.1.3. 3. Mining Surface Mining Open- Pit Mining Strip Mining Underground Mining In- Situ Leach Mining Heap Leaching Brine Mining

2.2. The Milling Process

2.2.1. Heavy Media Separation

2.2.2. Magnetic Separation

2.2.3. Flotation

2.2.4. Cynide Heap Leaching

2.3. Environmental Laws


2.5. Republic Act 7942

2.5.1. An act instituting a new system of mineral resources exploration,development, utilization and conservation

3. Energy Resources

3.1. Energy Sources

3.1.1. Renewable Sources Solar Wind Hydropower Biomass Geothermal

3.1.2. Non- Renewable Sources Coal Oil Natural Gas Nuclear

3.2. Types of Energy

3.2.1. Biomass Energy organic matter

3.2.2. Chemical Energy energy stored on chemical bonds of molecules

3.2.3. Electrical Energy charged particles attract or repel

3.2.4. Kinetic Energy motion energy

3.2.5. Mechanical Energy to do work

3.2.6. Nuclear Energy energy in the nucleus of atoms

3.2.7. Potential Energy energy stored by an object

3.2.8. Sound Energy audible energy

3.2.9. Heat Energy molecules of substance vibrate

4. Soil Resources

4.1. Soil is vulnerable to erosion. We speed up erosion through the ff. actions:

4.1.1. Overgrazing Animals - animals who eat grasses and shrubs

4.1.2. Agricultural Depletion - farming

4.1.3. Deforestation cutting of trees, etc.

4.1.4. Mining Operations - leave large amounts of loose soil

4.1.5. Development and Expansion - urban and suburban development

4.1.6. Recreational activities - driving vehicles off road or hiking

4.2. Republic Act No. 9003

4.2.1. An act providing for an ecological solid waste management program, creating the necessary institutional mechanisms and incentives, declaring certain acts prohibited and providing penalties, appropriating funds therefor, and for other purposes