Water Distribution on Earth

Water Distribution on Earth

Availability of freshwater is vital to live on Earth, yet freshwater makes up a tiny fraction of all the water available on the planet.


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Ecology, Geology, Oceanography, Conservation

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Although water covers about 70 percent of Earth's surface, only a small percentage of that water is freshwater, and even less of that is easily accessible to the billions of organisms that depend on freshwater for survival.

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October 19, 2023

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