Is oil renewable or nonrenewable?

Answer According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, oil is a non-renewable resource. It was formed millions of years ago when land and sea animals were buried by layers of sand and then turned... Read More »

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Are forests renewable or nonrenewable?

Some argue that calling forests "renewable" is misleading because, once a forest ecosystem is destroyed, it is very difficult---sometimes impossible---to rebuild it, and deforestation is a serious ... Read More »

Is hydroelectric renewable or nonrenewable?

Hydroelectricity is a renewable resource, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Hydroelectricty is generated by rushing water spinning turbines, and it accounted for about 2.5 pe... Read More »

Are rubies renewable or nonrenewable?

Renewable materials are those that can be replenished as quickly as they are used. Natural rubies that are mined from the earth are not renewable, as they take many thousands of years to form.Sourc... Read More »

Is copper renewable or nonrenewable?

Copper is a nonrenewable resource, according to the Copper Development Association. The Earth’s copper stores are estimated to be 5.8 trillion pounds, but only 12 percent of it has been mined to ... Read More »