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Acid Rain

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Shruti Chudasama

on 1 October 2012

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Acid Rain By Shruti and Aishwarya Economic Consequences Acid rain kills crops Farmers cannot farm on that land and will have nothing to sell Prices of fruits and vegetables go up Kills aquatic life People who depend on fish as a source of income will have problems Fish prices go up People in third world countries who don't have money will have problems feeding there family. Suicide rates go up Environmental Consequence Damages soil Destroys ecosystem Increases pH levels in water Old trees die and new trees cannot grow. Animals that use the tree as shelter and as a food source will be effected There will not be trees that will take in carbon dioxide and take out oxygen All living organisms in that ecosystem would effected (food web) Kills the plants and animals in and surrounding the lake. Effects all the animals that depend on the aquatic life inhabiting the water as a food source (effects the whole food web). Social
Consequences Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide are being inhaled Can increase risk of getting respiratory disease like asthma and bronchitis If the price of vegetables increase you have to pay more Legal/Ethical
Consequences The Clean Air Amendments of 1990 (in the USA)- told the EPA( US Environmental Protection agency )to start the acid rain program. Puts a limit of the amount of sulfur that can released into the air by power plants. Reducing pollution Using renewable sources of energy Costs a lot of money Reduces the amount of harmful toxin going into the air Protests happen more frequently Personal
Consequences We may be paying more for produce The chance of me getting a respiratory disease is higher That might mean spending less on entertainment, example: make-up, music,new gaming systems or just the games Scientific Consequences Scientist found four new ways to produce energy without the use of fossil fuels More people will change to those four ways of producing energy COST??? References Acid rain for students. (n.d.). Retrieved from EPA website:
http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/education/site_students/whatisacid.html Plympton, B. (Director). (1989). MTV "Environmental: Acid Rain" - Bill Plympton [Video file].
Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOeyNjn4huY&feature=related Harms some of our building and monuments Acid Rain Eating Washington, D.C. [Video file]. (1989). Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=MqHw1hMEkAQ Image credit http://i.ytimg.com/vi/iSKtKshmMvE/0.jpg http://www.greendiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/pollution-is-killing-the-dolphins_9.jpg http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/sciences/earthscience/geology/watercycles/WaterPollution/GlobalWater/acidrain.jpg http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/images/wsci_01_img0009.jpg
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