acid rain


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Precipitation laced with pollution, produced predominantly by power plants that burn coal of variable purity, generating SO2 and NO2, lowering the pH of precipitation

acid rain

any rain that contains pollutants such as dissolved sulphur compounds, and as a result adversely affects plant and animal life on precipitation. The pollutants are released into the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels such as coal or oil.
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"Even now, if we were somehow able to stop acid rain, those streams would be running acid for many decades because of that bankroll of sulfur," says James P.
In New York, the Adirondack region has suffered the most from acid rain due to high annual precipitation along with shallow soils and bedrock of the type that doesn't buffer acid runoff very well.
Acid rain caused acidity in 75 per cent of the examined acidic lakes and about 50 per cent of the acidic streams.
Achievements: The water is currently monitored with regard to the acid rain problem.
Then in the sixties the effects of acid rain hit the rivers and gradually most of the fish stocks were lost.
"We know that acid rain is falling on La Loche," explained Bryan Chappell, Chemistry 30 teacher at La Loche Community School.
Acid rain is a severe environmental problem and affects various regions of the world.
Cemeteries make perfect outdoor laboratories for measuring damage caused by acid rain. The date of death on a gravestone can be used to determine just how long the rock slab has been exposed to the elements.
Al Ain Do not panic or believe the contents of an e-mail or SMS that you receive predicting acid rain in the Arabian Gulf.
ISLAMABAD, April 15, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Director General of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Dr Qamaruz Zaman Chaudhry refuted the rumours about acid rain in the coming week saying, the acid rain alerts being connected with NASA is false.
Acid rain is caused by human emissions of sulfur and nitrogen compounds which react in the atmosphere to produce acids.
CLIMATE change is hampering the long-term recovery of rivers from the effects of acid rain, with wet weather offsetting improvements, according to research published yesterday.