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The Habitable Planet

Water Resources (#108)

While essential to the lives of humans and animals, fresh water only accounts for six percent of the world's water supply. Scientists in Florida's Everglades and the water-challenged Southwest consider the optimum use of existing sources of fresh water for both humans and ecosystems. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This series begins with an overview of the Earth's systems — geophysical, atmospheric, oceanic, and ecosystems — as they exist independently of human influence and explores the effect that human activities have on the different natural systems. Topics include human population growth and resource use, increasing competition for fresh water, and climate change.

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