acid rain

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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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The scientists have claimed that the subsequent gas cloud, which was caused by the asteroid which created the Chicxulub crater in the Gulf of Mexico, would have caused a mass amount of sulphuric acid rain to fall in just a few days, which made the surface of the ocean too acid for upper ocean creatures to live.
However, there are some measures, which can be taken by human beings to prevent sources of acid rains. Smokestacks and exhaust pipes need to be kept clean, as all of the electrical energy is generated from burning fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, and oil.
Acid rain is a severe environmental problem and affects various regions of the world.
The term, 'acid rain' refers to a phenomenon in which falling rain sometimes can be acidic.
They react with other substances in the atmosphere to make the acids found in acid rain. NO2 reacts to make nitric acid, and SO2 reacts to make sulfuric acid.