Acid rain makes waters acidic and causes them to absorb the aluminum that makes its way from soil into lakes and streams. This combination makes waters toxic to crayfish, clams, fish, and other aquatic animals. Some species can tolerate acidic waters better than others. However, in an interconnected ecosystem, what impacts some species eventually impacts many more throughout the food chain—including non-aquatic species such as birds. Acid rain also damages forests, especially those at higher elevations.
The oxides are then transported throughout the atmosphere. When the oxides make contact with the water, a chemical reaction happens. For the examples, when combined with water the oxides form carbonic acids, nitric acid and sulfuric acid. This means that the pH of rain is lower and the acidity is higher. Acid rainfall is harmful to forests, lakes, streams, buildings and other objects and can cause certain health problems.
The adverse effects of waterlogging are creation of anaerobic condition in the crop root-zone, growth of water loving wild plants, impossibility of tillage operations, accumulation of harmful salts, lowering of soil temperature, reduction in time of maturity. We can say that the waterlogging effects in such a way when there is a satisfactory of the aeration of the soil produce the required nitrates from the nitrogenous compounds present in the soil produce by the bacteriological activities that helps the crop growth. Anaerobic condition in the soil creates by extreme moisture content. The plant roots do not get the required nourishing food or nutrients due
This can have detrimental effects on us and ecosystems. What are the ecological consequences of pesticides? Super pests are emerging that are harder to eradicate. We’ve also seen emergence of new plant disease, one example is SDS (Sudden Death Syndrome). Pesticides can
It is advised that the person who will conduct the experiment should use proper sanitary equipments like gloves and mask. Significance of the Study According to a study the worsening air pollution from economic expansion is causing a higher acidity in rainwater in cities across Asia, including the Philippines(Julsawad, 2013).This study aims to determine the effects of the quality of water on aquatic plant during acid rain.It can help to know how an aquatic plant is being affected by acid rain (using a substitute acid rain by adding vinegar to the water) on different types of water. This will also help to determine if there is a high acidity on the rainwater that will be used in the experiment by using the pH test
Introduction: In this task I will be researching the effect that acid rain has on the rate of plant growth. Acid rain is any type of precipitation with a high pH, with high levels of nitric acids. The reason why I had chosen this topic was because acid rain seems to have a great effect on the effect of plant growth, and plants play a very important role in our ecosystem. Acid rain is a major problem in our environment when we are not able to neutralize the acidity. Research Questions: What effect does acid rain have on the growth rate of plants in the wetland ecosystem?
The conventional methods are expensive and are not very effective. Thus bioremediation is the need of the hour. Bioremediation uses living organisms to degrade or remove the pollutants from a contaminated site. It is defined as “Treatment that uses naturally occurring organisms to break down hazardous substances into less toxic or nontoxic substances” (EPA). The environment has the inbuilt tendency to degrade the waste which is known as intrinsic bioremediation.
Unlike the past, people are creating chemicals materials which benefit and damage the environment at the same time. The noise, air, and water pollution cause many problems for human and animals. Effects of environmental pollution are grouped into three headings: health issues, landscape harm, and animal's death. Any unpleasant sound that our ears have not been built to mesh can affect people's health and lead
Atmospheric acid deposition in form of rain, fog or snow was identified as major environmental problems for the countries in Europe, East Asia and North America (Bouwman et al., 2002). Normal precipitation pH is slightly acidic due to the presence of natural CO2 in the atmosphere However, a rainfall that has a pH value of less than 5.6 is considered as acid rain (Stephen KL, 1999). The recorded pH of the rainfall in Western Europe often range from 4.5 to 4 (Yadav RC, 2012) The main components of acid precipitation are sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide dissolved in rainwater. When these components are present in the air and dissolved in water during rain, they forms various acids (Fig. 3) ( Wondyfraw, 2014).
Bacteria and virus that carry diseases are carried into surface and ground water. Drinking water is affected by such viruses and bacteria and as a result life is threatened. The direct damage to plants and animals due to pollution also affect human health. Plants nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus that supports the growth of aquatic plant life could be in excess causing algal gloom and excessive weed growth. This makes water to have an unpleasant smell, taste and undesired color.