acid precipitation


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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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emissions of sulfur dioxide have dropped by 30 percent, with most of the decline coming in the 1970s and early 1980s, says Derek Winstanley, director of the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program in Washington, D.
Not only can highly acidic waters kill embryos and slow larval growth and development, acid precipitation also damages zooplankton and algae, robbing ponds of nutrients.
amphibians to environmental factors, including acid precipitation and gamefish stocking in lakes (137: 116, 142).
Again, acid precipitation is believed to play a part.
602,541 pounds of Carbon Dioxide -- The leading cause of Global Warming -- 7,659 pounds of sulfur dioxide -- The leading cause of Acid Rain -- 2,578 pounds of nitric dioxide -- The leading cause of Smog and Acid Precipitation -- 52 passenger cars removed from the road each year
Burning practices around the world pollute the atmosphere far more than scientists had assumed, leaving once-pristine tropical regions bathed in high levels of harmful ozone and acid precipitation, researchers reported last week in Williamsburg, Va.
Daughtrey, who works closely with Hibben, believes that if the fungus has been around for some time, its suddenly more lethal effects could be explained by acid precipitation.
675,932 fewer pounds of Carbon Dioxide - the leading cause of Global Warming -- 8,583 fewer pounds of Sulfur Dioxide - the leading cause of Acid Rain -- 2,889 fewer pounds of Nitrogen Dioxide - the leading cause of Smog and Acid Precipitation -- 59 passenger cars removed from the road this year.
When President Carter set up the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) in 1980 (SN: 2/24/90, p.
Part of Britain's response has been to point out that while British smoke emissions have fallen by 85 percent since 1958, acid precipitation has increased.
706,000 pounds of Carbon Dioxide * the leading cause of Global Warming -- 9,000 pounds of Sulfur Dioxide * the leading cause of Acid Rain -- 3,000 pounds of Nitric Dioxide * the leading cause of Smog and Acid Precipitation -- 61 passenger cars removed from the road this year.
Irving, associate director of the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP).
Their joint effort, the Forest Response Program (FRP), began in 1985 as part of the multi-agency National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program.
650 thousand pounds of Carbon Dioxide -- the leading cause of Global Warming -- 8,000 pounds of Sulfur Dioxide -- the leading cause of Acid Rain -- 2,800 pounds of Nitric Dioxide -- the leading cause of Smog and Acid Precipitation -- 263 thousand pounds of Coal Not Burned per Year, equivalent to 56 passenger cars removed from the road this year.
And that's why researchers are beginning to focus their attention on watershed liming -- an alternative buffering strategy that's expected to provide at least five to 10 years of benefits per treatment, says Olem, who conducted a peer-reviewed survey of liming science and technology for the federally funded National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program.