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Acid Rain

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Acid Rain By Winston Chae What is acid rain? Acid rain is generally rain that contain excessive amounts of certain components. In acid rain, immoderate amounts of nitric and sulfuric acids could be found. (COFFEY, 2010) What does acid rain do to the ecosystem? The two acids, nitric and sulfuric traverse through many countries and group with rain and becomes what we know as acid rain. Natural acid rain has a pH of 5.0 and now, the humans have made it much lower. (Walke, 2011) (Jaqiue , 2002) Acid rain harms most species at any habitat, however, it is critically harmful to the aquatic species. (Ex. Fishes, frogs, tadpoles, and etc.) (Amanda, 2011) (Christopher, 2010) What causes acid rain? Although acid rain could occur naturally, the human activities, like the use of cars, factories and power plants have made it way worse. Those acts released the sulfur and nitric acids into the atmosphere.
(Dowdey, 2012) (Coffey, 2010) How is it formed? (Whitman, 2011) What can be done to reduce acid rain There are two fundamental things that can be done. Reduce the amount of use of automobiles and save energy. A single automobile does not produce a lot of pollution but, having many of those automobiles can cause a major problem. Also, we can reduce the amount of energy that we use by turning off electronics when not in use. This way, less fossil is required and less fossil means less pollution (Walke, 2011) (Spiegel, 2013) Acid rain is a great conflict towards the trees because it weakens the trees by making the tree's important nutrients disappear.
(Ophardt, 2003) Credits:
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Walke, C. (2011, October 2). United states environmental protection agency. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/education/site_students/whatcauses.html
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Walke, C. (2007, June). Acid rain students site: What is acid rain?. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/education/site_students/whatisacid.html
Amanda, B. (2011, Dec. 10). About.com. Retrieved from http://geography.about.com/od/globalproblemsandissues/a/acidrain.htm
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Walke, C. (2011). U.s. environmental protection agency. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/education/site_students/whatcanyoudo.html Information Pictures Jaqiue , W. (2002, January 07). Retrieved from http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0215471/acid_rain.htm
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Whitman, A. (2011). Post#12. Retrieved from http://claremontgeography12.blogspot.ca/2011/04/post-12.html
Christopher, C. (2010). The effects in animals and vegtation. Retrieved from http://acidrainpablo.blogspot.ca/2010/11/blog-post_4569.html
Spiegel, T. (Photographer). (2013). acid rain: damaged tree branches from black forest. [Print Photo]. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/69717/Branches-from-a-tree-in-Germanys-Black-Forest-show-needle
Golijan, R. (Photographer). (2010). Electronic noses can smell if you have asthma. [Print Photo]. Retrieved from http://gizmodo.com/5512158/electronic-noses-can-smell-if-you-have-asthma
Takroori, Q. (Photographer). (2008). An hour sniffing exhaust fumes may alter your brain function. [Print Photo]. Retrieved from http://palscience.com/health-medicine/an-hour-sniffing-exhaust-fumes-may-alter-your-brain-function/ Does acid rain affect humans? Yes, acid rain can be violent to humans. It can create asthma, coughs, headaches, diarrhea, bacteria infections, and body irritations. ("www.angelfire.com," 2012) (Golijan, 2010) What is pH? (Dowdey, 2007) pH is a term used to measure how much a solution is acidic. The lower the number, more acidic it is.
Even when acid rain is weak, it is still harmful to the ecosystem. (Dowdey, 2007) Thank you for listening to my project! Thank You For Listening! It has been estimated that 50,000 people had died because of acid rain just inside the United States and Canada (Ornes, 2009) There are two different ways of acid deposition. Either wet deposition or dry deposition. Wet deposition is basically acid rain that comes down as a snow, rain, fog or sleet form while dry deposition is when it comes down as gas or dust particles. (Walke, 2007) (Stadermann, 2004) (Takroori, 2008) Acid deposition
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