Acid Rain Grant RObben

This is one example of acid rain.

What is acid rain?

Acid rain is basically a form of precipitation... only... it contains high levels of nitric and sulfuric acids that can be deadly to the environment. It's one of the biggest threats towards our ecosystem and it's all because of the things humans use to get around and use in their everyday life.

What species does it impact?

Acid rain can impact a lot of things but one crucial thing it impacts is the water/drinking water for species who breathe oxygen. Not only does it impact the water, species living in the water are greatly impacted as well . Such living things it impacts, for example, crayfish, fish, clams, and other water creatures.

What causes acid rain?

One of the biggest problems causing acid rain is burning fossil fuels, power plants, factories, cars etc. Basically anything that releases sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) into the atmosphere. This concludes that acid rain is mainly caused by us, human activity. Although, acid rain can also happen naturally due to rotting vegetation or erupting volcanoes. 

Is there a solution to prevent acid rain?

One solution is being conservative. What that means is using less electricity, using less gasoline etc. Using less electricity will help because power plants will emit less chemicals into the atmosphere. But what about transportation? How are people going to get to places they need to go? Public transportation carpooling, biking, or even walking. Only use gasoline if you are going somewhere of great distance apart from where you are.

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