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Acid Rain Action Plan

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bailey durocher

on 23 October 2012

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Transcript of Acid Rain Action Plan

Acid Precipitation Action Plan & Prevention

By: Emma,Kelly, Alyesha, Elsa, & Bailey What Can we do? #1 #2 #3 Effects Of Acid Precipitation What is it? Causes Acid Rain Acid rain is rain water, snow or fog that has been polluted through chemicals in the atmosphere. It's officially acid rain when the pH is less than 5.3. Acid precipitation can fall to earth either with water or without which is called dry deposition. Emissions of sulfur and nitrogen oxides combine with atmospheric water and form acids. Damages Turn off lights, computers, televisions, and other electrical appliances when not being used. Purchase equipment that uses less electricity, including lights, air conditioners, heaters, refrigerators, and washing machines. Such equipment might have the Energy Star label. Try to limit the use of air conditioning. Lower the temperature when your out, or away for a long period of time. Industrial & automobile emissions
Coal-fired generators
Iron & steel mills
Pulp & paper mills
Car exhaust Kills fish, insects, plants and bacteria
Harms organisms ability to reproduce
Drops pH levels
Increases sulfate & metals including aluminum and maganese "Acid Rain Students Site: What is Being Done?." US Environmental Protection Agency. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Oct. 2012. <http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/education/site_ Bibliography
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