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We need water to survive--and Earth is covered in it! Unfortunately, almost all of that water is salty. In this weeks episode of Reactions find out why getting freshwater from ocean water is a lot trickier than you might imagine.


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Credits:
Producer: Kirk Zamieroski
Writer: Samantha Jones
Scientific Consultants: John H. Lienhard, PhD
Executive Producer: George Zaidan

Music:
Smidi - Cadillac Candy
Mako Yama - At Starry Night

Sources:
https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/desalination?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects
https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-water-scarcity-increases-desalination-plants-are-on-the-rise
https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/how-much-water-there-earth?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects
https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/whysalty.html
https://manoa.hawaii.edu/exploringourfluidearth/chemical/chemistry-and-seawater/salty-sea/weird-science-types-salts-seawater
https://www.popsci.com/thermal-water-desalination/
http://www.middleschoolchemistry.com/lessonplans/chapter5/lesson3

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