Acid Rain


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Acid Rain

Precipitation with low pH, usually resulting from excessive sulfur or nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere. Acid rain is detrimental to both plant and animal life. It has become less common since the 1970s, when governments began to take steps to reduce the sulfur released into the air.
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With regard to fresh bodies of water, acid rain can also increase the alkalinity of lakes, rivers and even those dedicated to aquaculture, she said.
The researchers find a greater level of particulate air pollution and associated premature mortality under the Acid Rain Program than under a hypothetical no-trade scenario in which units emitted SO2 at a rate equal to 2002 allowance allocations plus observed drawdowns of their allowance banks.
Acid rain is a broad term referring to rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog, and deposits of particles and gases from the atmosphere.
Meanwhile, a rainstorm brings much-needed water until it changes to acid rain, threatening the lives of everyone it touches.
When acid rain flows via soils in a watershed, aluminum is leached out from soils into the lakes and streams present in that watershed.
I recall Llyn Berwyn at Tregaron losing its fish stocks but applying lime to the lake helped to neutralise the hugely detrimental effects of acid rain.
Where the trees are, we're getting lots of acid rain from the oil sands and we're just trying to see the effects on it, what new elements we find in the tree cores," said Klein.
Moreover, people need to be educated regarding the after-effects of acid rain over time.
Scottish chemist Robert Angus Smith coined the term acid rain in his 1872 book Air and Rain: The Beginnings of a Chemical Climatology.
However, in addition to the fact that HCFCs act like super greenhouse gases, 4,500 times more potent than carbon dioxide (which was revealed by earlier studies), HCFCs may break down in the atmosphere to form oxalic acid, one of the culprits in acid rain.
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.