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Acid Rain--A Contemporary World Problem Acid rain is one of the most dangerous and widespread forms of pollution Sometimes called the unseen plague acid rain can go undetected in an area for years Technically acid rain is rain that has a larger amount of acid in it than what is normal The acidity of rain in parts of Europe and North America has dramatically increased over the past few decades It is now common in many places for rain to be ten to seventy times more acid than unpolluted rain Many living and non-living systems become harmed and damaged as a result of acid rain This website gives an informational in-depth look at acid rain--its causes and effects and solutions to the acid rain problem Causes of Acid Rain Acid rain is caused by smoke and gases that are given off by factories and cars that run on fossil fuels When these fuels are burned to produce energy the sulfur that is present in the fuel combines with oxygen and becomes sulfur dioxide some of the nitrogen in the air becomes nitrogen oxide These pollutants go into the atmosphere and become acid Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide are produced especially when coal is burnt for fuel Burning coal produces electricity and the more electricity that people use the more coal is burnt Of course nowadays people probably couldnt live without electricity so coal will continue to be burnt but electricity and energy are constantly being overused Think of it this way every time you turn on a light switch or the television set without really needing to youre indirectly contributing to the acid rain problem Automobiles produce nitrogen oxides which cause acid rain so every time you dont carpool when you can you are helping to cause acid rain So now that we know what causes acid rain heres a look at how acid rain can hurt you and the world around
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