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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When these gases are emitted into the atmosphere, they will react with the water molecules in the air to form acid rain.
The areas affected by acid rain are widespread and these areas may be very far away from the source.
The impact of acid rain is widespread, and the impact location can be distance away from the source.