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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Acid rain in the Adirondacks; an environmental history.
Forest Service, studies the influence of calcium depletion on tree health caused by acid rain and other human-related factors.
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Acid rain is forecasted for Thursday and Friday, and can damage buildings, metal objects and plants and contaminate water resources.
National Central University, which conducted the survey, named Zhongli in Taoyuan City as the second-worst affected city in the country, with acid rain falling on 71 percent of rainy days.
Another impact of the acid rain is that it may be fertilizing microorganisms living in the shale.
'Acid rain may impact the surrounding vegetation by damaging the leaves and crops, due to its corrosive character,' she added.
To study the cost savings associated with the Acid Rain Program, which allowed such trade, the authors model the cost of abatement for individual coal-fired power plants.
By then, acid rain and its impacts were better understood, and New York State and the federal government began to pass laws to reverse the damage.
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.
"Acid rain" is a well known term that refers to the deposition of moist (rain, snow, sleet, fog, cloud water, and dew) and dry (acidifying particles and gases) acidic components.
I was equally surprised he used the term "global warming" as it is a phrase, like the earlier "acid rain", which is shunned by environmentalists today.
But in Ahvaz, the precipitation was described as acid rain, which brought more pollutants down upon the city.
Adding calcium to the soil can help to reverse the decades-long decline of forests damaged by acid rain, according to a paper published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters.