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Water: at what cost?

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Water is an essential part of nature; it is the most accommodating and refreshing. Its serves as a transporting and transportation medium for both lower and higher organisms. It is absolutely the beginning of every living organism on earth.    

    Water supports all forms of life, and unlike oxygen, no organism can survive without water. Hence, without water, there is no life.

      

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    Water, as the most expensive gift of nature, given for free, is available at every corner of the universe. It inhabits millions of species of organisms at any given volume. Water, also known as the universal solvent, can dissolve different varieties of different substances, making it a suitable solvent. Water potentially cools off the body system by lowering the temperature. No one can deny that water is crucial to human conditions and life. Ultimately, its overall functions can never be undermined, especially as one of nature's most generous contributions.

         Water could potentially be the worst enemy of man on earth if we do not take good care of its body and environment.

  5 Habits ways water can be deadly/dangerous to living organisms.

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1.Unhealthy drinking water: Unhealthy water can be contaminated or polluted water. These contaminants come in an array of species of harmful germs and pathogens that upon consumption can lead to severe illness or potential death. Other microorganisms could be produced directly from man or other sources. Still, water as a transporting medium can help ferry them from one region to another.

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2.Excessive water intake:  Believe it or not, this can be harmful to one's health. It has been proven by biochemists who say that drinking excessive water could potentially harm the system as it washes away essential metals and substances from the body. 

   Excessive water intake has dealt with some mercilessly with some individuals, whose later require to take food supplements to retain the deficient vitamins or other essential substances.

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3: Deforestation: This can be one of the primary reasons why water provokes and upset the peaceful balance in our environment. Water from the onset has been most extensive in volume and trees and forests. Still, man continuously and ceaselessly cut down trees and occupy these spaces with buildings and structures until absorption of water by the soil is nearly impossible. These, in return, continue to torment man's properties and environments via flooding and erosion.

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      As we all know, the matter can neither be created nor destroyed but can only be transformed from one form to another. Thereby shows water cannot be wasted or stopped. The only part of nature that can be converted equivalently to other substances are trees, which is also composed of water and Co2, Co2 can be given off into the atmosphere, but water always attracted to the earth surface (soil).

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4.Water abuse: the more we think of water as a waste manager or trash can, the more dangerous and cruel we are to other organisms and ourselves. Siphoning water from natural sources leaves the other creatures bereft of this most required substance. 

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      Throwing plastics into the ocean, and waterways have caused lots of floodings, placed marine lives at risk and rendered drainage system useless. Our agenda should be more inclusive; we should consider ourselves and every living being in the environmentally friendly attitude and solutions.

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5.Drilling of aquifer/borehole drilling: These drilling processes are detrimental to the environment and can lead to total surface destruction or even possibly earthquakes. Wastewater has been proven to likely cause higher earthquakes due to pressure from its deeper and heavier water areas, making the underlying fault less stable when exported on rocks.    

              Researchers at the USGS and other institutions have tied earthquake surges in eight states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Kansas and Arkansas, to oil and gas operations. Hence excessive drilling could weaken the earth's surfaces.

Edited by: Simbiat Adanlawo

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