Resource depletion occurs when the renewable and non-renewable natural resources become scarce due to high demand. This is because the resources are being consumed much faster than it can recover.
Resource depletion has been primarily caused by human activities. Actions like deforestation remove more than enough trees from their environments that top soil can be eroded, making the area unsuitable for plants and animals. At the same time, the burning of fossil fuels.
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