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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Meanwhile, a rainstorm brings much-needed water until it changes to acid rain, threatening the lives of everyone it touches.
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.
The lakes around northern Saskatchewan are fairly basic, so the acid rain is neutralized.
The sulfur dioxide released during a volcanic eruption can also cause acid rain.
The false alert says the acid rain will fall during April 20 and April 28.
With average acidity in rivers falling due to improvements in the levels of acid rain, the researchers expected that up to 29 insect species to have re-colonised the less acidic Welsh streams.
With average acidity in rivers falling due to improvements in the levels of acid rain, the researchers expected up to 29 insect species should have re-colonised the improving Welsh streams.
Acid rain is a problem that has plagued the automotive industry since the introduction of clearcoat systems in the 1980s.
Some 70% of the country is affected by acid rain formed in part by emissions from the coal-burning power plants that China currently relies on.
Boyden Gray under the elder Bush, Holmstead had toiled on the Acid Rain program signed into law in 1990, which set the stage for Clear Skies by establishing a novel emissions trading program.
ACID rain can benefit the environment by blocking one of the most powerful greenhouse gases, scientists said yesterday.