Acid rain, definition of
- Acid Rain
Rainwater that has an acidity content greater than the postulated natural pH of about 5.6. It is formed when sulfur dioxides and nitrogen oxides, as gases or fine particles in the atmosphere, combine with water vapor and precipitate as sulfuric acid or nitric acid in rain, snow, or fog. The dry forms are acidic gases or particulates.
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- This T-shirt changes colors in response to water pollution
Ocean acidification isn't something that most folks lose sleep over. As a side effect of climate change, it doesn't present a striking image the way a crack in the Antarctic ice shelf or a hurricane-battered coast might. But some problems need to be seen...
- Acid Rain is Turning Canada’s Lakes Into Jelly
You’d have to be living under a rock not to know that acid rain is a monumental problem, but these days, the consequences of industrialization are beyond anything we could have imagined...
- pH Conditioner: Floating Jellyfish Skyscrapers Combat Air Pollution While Producing Fresh Water
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- Dangerous Coal Use Surges Despite Despite Global Warming
On the heels of the recent COP 18 climate conference in Qatar, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has reported that global coal use is on the rise. Without controls to make one of the most polluting fossil fuels on earth less economically attractive,...
- New Study Finds that Pollution Turns Carnivorous Plants Into Vegetarians
Dr. Jonathan Millet from Loughborough University has revealed that pollution is causing carnivorous plants, such as the Venus flytrap, to change their behavior and become vegetarian. An increase in acid rain has caused there to be more nitrogen in the...
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