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Water on Earth
Almost 80 percent of the Earth's surface is covered with water.
There are 362 trillion gallons of water on Earth.
Without water, the Earth would look like the moon!
About 3 percent of all the water on Earth is freshwater. But only 1 percent is freshwater we can use for drinking, bathing and other purposes.
The other 2 percent of the freshwater is glacier ice at the North and South Poles. It is frozen and too far away from where people live to be able to use it.
About 97 percent of the water on Earth is saltwater. We cannot drink this water. It's very difficult and expensive to remove the salt.



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