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Unformatted text preview: environmental impacts. One of the major impacts of these noxious fumes is acid rain. Acid rain occurs when sulfur dioxides and nitrogen dioxides are emitted into the atmosphere, where they react with the water in the clouds to form acids. This acidic solution then falls to the ground whenever it rains leaving behind a layer of unusually acidic water. This water can cause pH imbalance in lakes, and streams that kills algae and other types of organisms. This in turn disrupts the food pyramid which sets off a chain reaction with damaging results.-Pages in textbook where the phenomena is discussed: Pages 172-176. Physical Geography-A Landscape Geography, McKnight and Hess. 9 th Edition Citation of related reference: http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/ http://www.policyalmanac.org/environment/archive/acid_rain.shtml...
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