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Acid Rain in Germany

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brittany miller

on 19 November 2014

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Transcript of Acid Rain in Germany

Another effect of acid
rain in Germany
What caused acid rain to happen in Germany?
Burning coal and other fuels sent chemicals into the air which caused the acid rain. It was a big problem in Germany.
What are some effects of acid rain in Germany?
What Is Acid Rain?
Acid Rain is rain that is polluted by gases released into the air by the burning of fossil fuels, like coal or oil. Acid rain was considered a major problem in the 1980s and while steps to reduce sulfur emissions have been successful we are still feeling the effects today.
Acid Rain in Germany
By: Brittany Miller

Acid rain effects stonework building. Centuries old buildings and sculptures have been ruined due to the acidic content in acid rain. Culture has been tarnished by new age-problems.
What is the last effect of acid rain?
The last effect is it eats away at brick and stonework buildings. Experts say the same buildings are losing up to 4 percent of their weight each year from acid rain damage!
This is what it looks like when acid rain eats stonework buildings
So overall, acid rain is a big problem in Germany. It causes many effects to plants, animals, and stonework buildings. People are trying to prevent acid rain from damaging the environment!
What is being done to
prevent acid rain in
Now that you know why acid rain is a problem, you might be wondering whats being done to control it. Regulations and new technologies are helping reduce acid rain in Germany.
Ways people can help prevent acid rain
Government agencies and scientists are not the only ones that can take action to stop acid rain. People can become part of the solution, too! One way, is to understand the problem and its solutions and share it with other people. Also, people can decrease the amount of miles you drive.
There are many effects of acid rain in Germany. When acids from rain and snow enter rivers and lakes, it can kill fish and their eggs. Trees are easily killed/damaged by acid rain. When acid rain falls on tress, it takes out valuable nutrients found in the soil.
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