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Acid Rain Susan Baze Unit 4 SCIE 210-1501A-07
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Acid Rain is a general term used for a mixture of material deposits from the atmosphere, both wet and dry, which contain high amounts of sulfuric and nitric acids. Being a non-point source pollutant, there can be many possible causes acid rain. Some of these sources are natural like volcanos, and vegetation which is decaying. The source of majority of acid rain comes from humans. Like the combustion of fossil fuels and the emissions of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and (NOx) Nitrogen Oxide Acid rain has many effects on both human civilization and the ecosystem. In the ecosystem, acid rain may contaminate bodies of water such as rivers and streams. This contamination can be dangerous and even deadly to aquatic life. There could be a dramatic decrease in the number and types of aquatic plants and animals. Besides the wetlands, acid rain is also harmful to areas like the forest. The acidulous material which falls from the air could completely erode the external layers of trees, in turn killing them. Humans are affected by the
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