These are resources found in the environment and developed without the intervention of humans. Air, sunlight, water, soil, stone, plants, animals, and fossil fuels are all examples of natural resources. Natural resources are naturally occurring materials that are useful to man or could be useful in conceivable technological, economic, or social circumstances, as well as supplies drawn from the earth, such as food, building and clothing materials, fertilisers, metals, water, and geothermal power. Natural resources have long been the domain of the natural sciences. Natural resources are a part of the environmental context. The environmental setting encompasses all of the materials, features, and processes of landscapes.