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41: Acid Rain
Acid Rain Acid rain is a great problem in our world. It not only causes fish and plants to die in the waters it contaminates, but adversely affects the entire food chain. Acid rain is all the ...
ACID RAIN When fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline, and fuel oils are burned, they emit oxides of sulfur, carbon, and nitrogen into the air. These oxides combine with moisture in the air to form sulfuric acid, carbonic acid, and nitric acid. When it rains or snows, these acids are brought to Earth in what is called acid rain. During the course of the 20th century, the acidity of the air ...
43: Acid Rain 8
Acid Rain is a type of air pollution, which is formed when oxides of sulfur and nitrogen combine with atmospheric moisture to yield sulfuric and nitric acids, which may then be carried long distances from a source before they are deposited by rain. This pollution may also take the form of snow, fog, or a dry form of precipitation. Acid rain is currently a subject of great controversy because of widespread environmental damage, for which it has ...
44: Effects of Acid Rain on Water
Effects of Acid Rain on Water The effects of acid rain are most clearly seen in the aquatic, or water, environments, such as streams, lakes, and marshes. Acid rain flows to streams, lakes, and marshes after falling on forests, fields, buildings, and roads. Acid ...
45: Acid Rain
Acid Rain Acid rain is a form of air pollution which is the cause of a lot of environmental damage now and in the past. It is formed when oxides of sulfur and nitrogen combine whith atmospheric ...
46: Air Pollution Report
... substances. Small amounts of mineral and metal impurities are released into the air as fly ash. "Sulfurous impurities produce sulfur oxides, especially sulfur dioxide. Sulfur dioxide combines with water in the air to form sulfuric acid, the largest component of acid rain." The Effects of Air Pollution Effects on the Environment Air pollution, as like any other pollution, is harmful to the environment. Unlike other pollutions though, air pollution is not always visible in the environment. ...
47: Acid Rain 3
Acid Rain Acid rain is caused by extra amounts of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Natural sources of sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides do exist, but are balanced by nature. Normal rain reacts with alkaline chemicals from ...
48: To What Extent Does Acid Precipitation Affect Annelids?
To What Extent Does Acid Precipitation Affect Annelids? In order to truly understand acid rain and it's eventual effect on earthworms, it would be best to look at the causes of acid rain. How and why does altered acidity in precipitation have a devastating effect? Acid rain is ...
49: Ozone
... information transfer with China, Brazil and Venezuela. ĻA Multilateral Fund has been set up by industrialized countries under the Montreal Protocol to assist developing countries in the phase-out of controlled substances. (Environment Canada, 1996) Acid rain, the widely used term for precipitation acidified by atmospheric pollutants may be either dry or wet deposition. Acid rain is caused by pollutants such as sulphur dioxide (SO2 ) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), these pollutants originate from fossil fuel burning utilities, industrial and automotive sources. In the atmosphere sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen ...
50: The Cause and Effects of Acid Mine Drainage
The Cause and Effects of Acid Mine Drainage INTRODUCTION Imagine going fishing on a cool Autumn day, the trees are all different shades of orange, brown and red and the birds are singing their beautiful songs, but their is a serious problem because when you arrive at the river all plant and animal life are gone. This is by no means a recent phenomenon. This is due to the effects of acid rock drainage (ARD). This is a problem that has been occurring since ancient times, but it was not until the 1800's when fast growing industrialization and heavy mining that it caught alot of attention. Acid rock drainage is the term used to describe leachate, seepage, or drainage that has been affected by the natural oxidation of sulfur minerals contained in rock which is exposed to air and water. The ...

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