Acid Rain

Effects of Acid Rain and why this problem needs fixing

What is acid rain and why is it harmful?

Acid Rain is caused by pollution called nitrogen oxide created by greenhouses gasses created for energy. The nitrogin oxide causes asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, and permanent lung damage.

Effects of Acid Rain on Aquatic Life

Acid Rain's effects are most easily seen in aquatic environments such as lakes and streams. After Pouring onto buildings and trees, the acid rain rolls into the aquatic environment, leading to the death of entire species' and causing a domino affect on all aquatic life in the body of water.

Acid Rain Program

"The Acid Rain Program (ARP), established under Title IV of the 1990 Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments, requires major emission reductions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), the primary precursors of acid rain..." ( McGarthy 1)

Cites

"Effects of Acid Rain - Surface Waters and Aquatic Animals." EPA. Environmental Protection Agency, 4 Dec. 2012. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.

Human Health, EPA. "Effects of Acid Rain - Human Health." EPA. Environmental Protection Agency, 4 Dec. 2012. Web. 08 Apr. 2015.

McGarthy, Gina. "Acid Rain Program." EPA. Environmental Protection Agency, 26 Jan. 2015. Web. 22 Apr. 2015.

Procopio, Elyse. "The Health Benefits of the Acid Rain Program." Acid Rain Program 20th Anniversary RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Apr. 2015.


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