Most freshwater is in ice

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Just 3.5 percent of Earth’s water is fresh—that is, with few salts in it. You can find Earth’s freshwater in our lakes, rivers, and streams, but don’t forget groundwater and glaciers. Over 68 percent of Earth’s freshwater is locked up in ice and glaciers. And another 30 percent is in groundwater. Lorem ipsum dolor sit […]

It’s really great that ice floats

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Usually, when solids form, atoms get closer together to form something denser. This is why most solids sink in water. But solid water, or ice, is actually less dense. This is unusual. The water molecules form rings when water freezes. All that space makes ice less dense. This is why it floats. This is great […]

Water is part of a deeply interconnected system

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Water regulates the Earth’s temperature

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Nearly 97% of the world’s water is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2% is locked in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just 1% for all of humanity’s needs — all its agricultural, residential, manufacturing, community, and personal needs. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed maximus mollis malesuada. Sed suscipit, tortor nec […]

The amount of salt in salt water varies

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In a gallon of average ocean water, there is about 1 cup of salt. But it does vary. The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean, for instance. Most of the salt in the ocean is the same kind of salt we put on our food: sodium chloride. The saltiest water in the world […]

We get to see water in three different states, and that’s odd

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We experience water in all three states: solid ice, liquid water, and gas water vapor. That’s actually pretty unusual. While all substances can be solid, liquid, or gas, a lot of them only change states at extreme temperatures. You probably don’t see liquid silver or solid oxygen very much because their melting points and freezing […]

Most freshwater is in ice

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Glacier

Just 3.5 percent of Earth’s water is fresh—that is, with few salts in it. You can find Earth’s freshwater in our lakes, rivers, and streams, but don’t forget groundwater and glaciers. Over 68 percent of Earth’s freshwater is locked up in ice and glaciers. And another 30 percent is in groundwater. Lorem ipsum dolor sit […]

Why ice floats in water?

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Water expands by 9% when it freezes. Frozen water (ice) is lighter than water, which is why ice floats in water. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed maximus mollis malesuada. Sed suscipit, tortor nec sollicitudin tincidunt, massa ipsum vestibulum dui, ut mattis nisl nibh sit amet nibh. Etiam malesuada neque vel elit […]

Water regulates the Earth’s temperature

Categories
Glacier

Nearly 97% of the world’s water is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2% is locked in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just 1% for all of humanity’s needs — all its agricultural, residential, manufacturing, community, and personal needs. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed maximus mollis malesuada. Sed suscipit, tortor nec […]