Water, Facts & Figures
The more I read about water, the more fascinated I become. Water not only covers two thirds of our planet, but also makes up a large percentage of plant and animal life, including us humans.
Plants are composed of 90 to 95% water. Humans average about 55 to 60% water. Plants take in water through their roots and leaves, while humans and most other animals must drink it. Plants do not have circulatory systems as animals do. Our circulatory system carries the water we ingest to the small intestine whereby it enters the bloodstream (through osmosis) which circulates it throughout the body and into the cell walls.
In order for plants to release water, …
Water and Our World; Fascinating Facts You Should Know
Water, sustainer of life
Water, or H2o, is an enigma. It can wash away the dirt from your car or an entire town. It has the power to quench your thirst or to sink a ship. Water holds the power of life in its every drop, be they too many or too few, as is the case in California right now with their devastating drought. On May 21st and for the first time this century, the U.S. Drought Monitor declared the entire state of California in a severe drought.
*That is sad news considering water covers about 70% of our planet. The salt water of the oceans account for …