Archive for the ‘Acid Rain’ Category
So what makes an ordinary rain becomes acid rain? This happens when the acidity of rain falls in reaction to common air pollutants, primarily sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides. So when the rain water comes into contact with human pollution of the atmosphere, forms sulfuric and nitric acids. So the rain becomes more acidic yet, with a pH below 3.
What causes it? Human pollutants such as noxious fumes long run factories and power plants as clean energy from coal, gas or petroleum products. Vehicles also emit harmful gases which contribute their grain to the general pollution.
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Aquatic and terrestrial animals, trees and plants and even human infrastructure suffer the damaging effects of acid rain. It’s the fault of human beings, which emits nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide from factories, power plants, cars, etc.
Da effects of acid rain can become devastating, since the acidification of rivers, lakes and seas hamper aquatic life, to wear and death of plant life in forests.
To make matters worse, when acid rain falls to the ground, dragging the acidified water with natural fertilizers of the land, thus giving a total poverty, ending stressing the plants, since they remove their minerals and essential ions , thus producing more carnage.
statue degraded by acid rain But not only affects living things, but corrodes buildings and human infrastructure. For example statues and monuments made of marble or limestone, dissolve with each acid rain. Read the rest of this entry »