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Synonyms for acid rain

rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water

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Liu KH, Fang YT, Yu FM, Li FR, Liu Q, Peng SL (2010) Soil acidification in response to acid deposition in three subtropical forests of subtropical China.
27) The first report, due in 1993, required the EPA to report "on the feasibility and effectiveness of an acid deposition standard .
These pollutants are linked to other atmospheric stresses such as acid deposition, ground-level ozone ([O.
Hubbard Brook scientists make it clear that they want to bring the latest scientific evidence and research to policy makers at national, state, and local levels, so that sound, science-based, cooperative decision-making can reverse the effects of acid deposition.
110) The EPA has used computer models to indicate how sensitive areas have responded to emissions reductions in the Clean Air Act, and has provided estimates of acid deposition reductions that would be necessary to achieve a range of environmental goals.
Other nitrogen compounds contribute to smog and acid deposition.
A number of environmental groups echoed the warning that acid deposition was damaging forests and lakes across the northeastern U.
Certainly, environmentalists and many scientists would challenge to claim that the acid deposition problem has been solved.
It especially considers the interactions between climate change and other drivers of change including hydromorphological modification, nutrient loading, acid deposition and contamination by toxic substances using evidence from palaeolimnology, time-series analysis, space-for-time substitution, laboratory and field experiments and process modelling.
Tenders are invited for Acid Deposition and Mercury Research in New York State.
Among those honored, Suzanne Fisher, an environmental scientist and senior adviser in TVA Technology Innovation in Knoxville, was cited for her analysis of more than 20 years of research by EPRI and others on the variety of ways ecosystems react to acid deposition.
Problems with haze, smog, and acid deposition at Mammoth rival those at Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains national parks.
Participants are expected to decide on designating a Niigata-based acid rain research center as the backbone of the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET).
If we have to go back and say we made a mistake in the 1980s when we concluded that acid deposition was not a big problem, then, as they say in Los Angeles, 'If the globe fits'.