The Environmental Literacy Council: Acid Rain


Subject:
Water , Weather , Pollutants & Toxic Substances , Acid Rain

Description:
Overview of the phenomenon of acid rain, also known as acidic precipitation or acid deposition, which occurs "when sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere [from pollution] react with oxygen in the air to form sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and nitric acid (HNO)." Includes discussion about the effect of acid rain on aquatic ecosystems, plants, buildings, and human health.??Also includes links to related sites.

Publisher:
The Environmental Literacy Council

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.enviroliteracy.org/article.php/2.html


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