ACID RAIN As kids our parents probably hadn’t herd of smog, ozone depletion, greenhouse gases or even acid rain. This is fairly new too our society, things could have been done but they haven’t, Acid rain is ruining wild life, animal species and humans, we are hurting our own bodies with the gases we let into the atmosphere. From trees too babies we are suffering. You’ll see how it happens what it does to wild life, how it affects us and how it affects the rest of the world. Acid rain is rain water contaminated with certain chemicals released into the atmosphere through human activity, such as industries and cars. It’s caused when compounds such as Sulfur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide are released by American coal burning industries, cars, motorcycles, buses and chimneys, into the air. They usually rise up high into the atmosphere and mix together with water, Oxygen and other minor chemicals, together they form acidic pollutants and are released back down to earth in the water they were absorbed in. This is a big problem in many countries like Poland and north into Scandinavia mostly all of eastern Europe also Canada because of its crops, wild life, its soft water and its animals. The acid rain that falls across Canada can burn the roots of plants and even stay in the plant and damage the inside of our bodies which aren’t used too such acidity. Acid rain burns the leaves off trees leaving animals such as squirrels, birds and many others homeless in forests. The amount of acidity in soft water streams and lakes across Canada may vary due to a couple different things such as the type and amount of soil and bedrock, it also depends on the duration of the precipitation. Soils and bedrock containing a lot of carbonate-containing materials like limestone and calcite are usually less affected by the acidic rain because of their capability of neutralizing acids. But there are lakes and streams situated on the Precambrian Shield which means they have a lot less types of limestone’s and have a lot less capability of neutralizing acidity in the lakes and streams. Lakes and streams in that area usually show a smaller number of Ph level in the waters. The acidic PH of these waters also have side effect on not only the aquatic life in it but also the ecosystem around it and the animals who drink from that source of water. The water destroys plant roots which again affect the animals around it. The acidity I in the lake is not the direct cause of animal death, it’s the effects that kill fish and even eliminate fish species. The acid rain flows through the soil and aluminium is released into the streams and lakes as the PH level decreases the aluminium level increases, low PH and high levels of aluminium is directly toxic too fish, it might not kill them right away but it does lead too loss of weight and smaller weaker fish who have trouble fighting for food or fighting for a new habitat, fish will die quickly, it will also be bad for humans too eat, even fishing as a recreational sport won’t be as fun because the fish will be smaller.
The chemicals released into the air can and does affect humans directly, the particles and matter of the “poisoned” air that we breathe in can get stuck and lodged in out lungs where they can cause inflammation and
What is the Effect of Acid Rain on Plant Growth?
My topic is about how acid rain affects plant growth. My hypothesis is that the plant will grow faster with the distilled water. My research says that it won’t grow well with the acid rain.
Acid rain is a rain or any other form of precipitation that is usually acidic, meaning that it possesses elevated levels of hydrogen ions. (“Acid Rain” Wikipedia) It can have harmful effects on plants, aquatic animals, and infrastructure…
Acid rain is a type, or form, of precipitate that includes unnaturally high levels of hydrogen ions (low pH).
The cause of acidic rain is due to chemical reactions like sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide released in the air. The reactions can climb high in the atmosphere. When this happens, these substances mix with oxygen, water, and other types of chemicals to create acidic pollutants, also identified as “acid rain”. This happens because…
Chemistry 7th Period
Acid rain, also known as atmospheric pollution, is when deposition becomes acidic. This deposition can be carried by the wind of long distances and when gets wet, can be caught in the rain, therefore causing the rain to become acidic (Students). Acid rain can cause damage to many things, including trees, soils, paint, and some buildings (EPA). Because of the damage of acid rain, people need to take steps to prevent further damage and pollution causing…
ACID RAIN REPORT
ACID RAIN REPORT
Today our society struggles with many things. Pollution is a large quantity of that struggle. It has gotten to the point where we have polluted the air and polluted the rain, making it a very dangerous situation. Although this acid rain only affects some parts of the world it is critical to try putting an end to this self-inflicted environmental disaster.
Causes and parts of the world where it is most serious;
Acid Rain is a mixture of wet and dry disposition…
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The sky was wearing a blue coat, but humans are forced to give it on a blue coat; the earth had clear blood, but humans make it black, dirty and stinking, and his green coat was torn to rags. Did you hear that the sky is crying, and the earth is crying? All this is caused by acid rain. Acid rain exists in so many countries that become a common problem. So, what is acid rain? How does acid rain form? How does it affect the environment and our…
Acidification of rain -water is recognized as one of the most severe environmental problems brought forth by air pollution. Burning of fossil fuels, industrialization, and urbanization have been responsible for the increase in gaseous sulphur and nitrogen emissions in the atmosphere, which combine with water molecules to deploy acidic precipitation on vegetation. Acid rain has been known to contribute to altercations in plant species’ physiology and chemical makeup. Altercations include…
Paragraph # 1 (Smoking – Effects)
Normally smokers enjoy smoking and have a pleasurable time with that, however, it has many side effects such as heart failure, bad breath and lung cancer. To begin with, heart failure is very common in smokers. Smoking tends to damage the blood vessels in our heart. The chemicals in tobacco smoke burn the blood vessels. There is a tartar formed in our veins and arteries which clogs up, which makes the flow of the blood slower and slower every day. At the same point…
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Acid rain is rain that is acidic due to certain pollutants in the air. The rain is unusually acidic because it contains elevated levels of hydrogen ions. Acid rain is a form of acid deposition, which can be found in a wet or dry form. Wet deposition can be anything from rain to sleet, snow, or fog. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen…
To burn or not to burn?
Carbon dioxide is a gas which is always produced when hydrocarbons are burned. Carbon dioxide has dangerous effects to our atmosphere and environment as it behaves like a glass- it traps infra-red radiation so that the Earth’s atmosphere heats up. This is crucial for life, without this effect caused by greenhouse gases, Earth would be too cold to sustain life. Methane and water are more effective than CO2 at this, but only CO2’s levels have been changing. CO2’s levels have…
An atmospheric issue I decided to write on was acid rain. According to air-quality.org sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides both combine with water in the atmosphere to create acid rain. Acid rain makes the soil acidic wherever the rainfall falls. This rain kills off plants, it can cause them severe damage as well. Forest decline is often the first sign that trees are in trouble due to air pollution. Scientists believe…