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  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Introduction Acid rain has become an environmental concern of global importance within the last decade. With the increasing environmental awareness of the "unhealthy" condition of our planet earth the concern about acid rain has not lessened. In brief, acid rain is rain with pH values of less than 5.6. When dealing with acid rain one must study and understand the process of making Sulfuric acid. In this project we will take an in depth look

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Artur
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Normal rainfall is slightly acidic because carbon dioxide in the atmosphere dissolves in the raindrops to produce hydrogen ions. Yet, normal rainfall is not considered acid rain. Acid rain is a form of air pollution in which airborne acids produced by electric utility plants and other sources fall to Earth in distant regions. The corrosive nature of acid rain causes widespread damage to the environment. The problem begins with the production of sulfur dioxide

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    Essay Length: 355 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: David
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Acid rain is caused by burning fossil fuels like coal and oil and allowing them to pollute the atmosphere. This form of pollution is so strong that many trees and lakes are dying, buildings are decaying and, in some cases, people’s health is being damaged. Acid rain is one of many pressures on our environment caused by the modern way of life enjoyed by people in the more industrialized countries. Modern technology has made many

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    Essay Length: 890 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Top
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    ACID RAIN What is Acid Rain? Most people think rain isn’t a damaging kind of weather. However the increase in acidity of rain is unsafe and damaging. In order to fully understand the term acidity, it is essential to know something about the pH scale. This scale has a range of 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Anything below 7 (0-6) is known to be acidic and anything above 7 (8-14) is alkaline. A

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Victor
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    When thought of acid rain, some people may think of green, burning acid falling from the sky, destroying everything in sight. This may be a bit ridiculous and hard to believe, but as absurd as it sound, it is not far from the truth. Acid deposition has long been a subject of debate because of the widespread environ-mental damage it is responsible for. As one of the major results of air pollution, acid rain can

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    Essay Length: 555 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: regina
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Acid rain is something we hear about in the news all the time and is a term used to describe several ways that acid falls out of the atmosphere. Actually, a more accurate term for this fallout would be “acid deposition.” Everything in nature has a certain amount of acidity, but too much acidity is harmful to our ecosystem as well as our own health. In this paper I’ m going to discuss what acid

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    Essay Length: 380 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    INTRODUCTION: Acid rain is a great problem in our world. It causes fish and plants to die in our waters. As well it causes harm to our own race as well, because we eat these fish, drink this water and eat these plants. It is a problem that we must all face together and try to get rid of. However acid rain on it's own is not the biggest problem. It cause many other problems

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    Essay Length: 5,192 Words / 21 Pages
    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Jon
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Acid rain is a serious problem with disastrous effects. Each day this serious problem increases, many people believe that this issue is too small to deal with right now this issue should be met head on and solved before it is too late. In the following paragraphs I will be discussing the impact has on the wildlife and how our atmosphere is being destroyed by acid rain. CAUSES Acid rain is a cancer eating into

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    Essay Length: 1,213 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Acid Rain 2 Acid Rain Acid rain is a serious problem with disastrous effects. Each day this serious problem increases, many people believe that this issue is too small to deal with right now this issue should be met head on and solved before it is too late. In the following paragraphs I will be discussing the impact has on the wildlife and how our atmosphere is being destroyed by acid rain. CAUSES Acid rain

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    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: David
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Acid Rain What is acid rain? Acid rain is not a recent phenomenon. In the 17th century, scientists noted the ill effects that industry and acidic pollution was having on vegetation and people. However, the term acid rain was not coined until two centuries later when Angus Smith published a book called 'Acid Rain' in 1872 ( Zumdahl 173). Acidic pollutants can be deposited from the atmosphere to the Earth's surface in wet and

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    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Jon
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Acid Rain If you have ever wondered why precious monuments are fading away, or the reason your car starts to look old, or if you can't understand why the bricks on the side of your house are breaking, look up the term Acid rain in your encyclopedia. Acid rain is the cause of all of this and much more. Acid rain is a widespread term used to describe all forms of acid precipitation (rain, snow,

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    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: Mike
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Acid Rain are form of precipitation containing high levels of sulfuric or nitric acids, which is produced when sulfur dioxide and various nitrogen oxides combine with atmospheric moisture, acid rain can contaminate drinking water, damage vegetation and aquatic life, and erode buildings and monuments, and also my dad works with cars and told me that one of biggest prolems he has is acid rain, because when acid rain occures science the cars are stored the

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    Essay Length: 323 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Acid Rain When thought of acid rain, some people may think of green, burning acid falling from the sky, destroying everything in sight. This may be a bit ridiculous and hard to believe, but as crazy as it sound, it is not far from the truth. Acid deposition has long been a subject of debate because of the widespread environ-mental damage it is responsible for. As one of the major results of air pollution, acid

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    Essay Length: 562 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Bred
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    People generally think that the largest animals ever to live on earth were the dinosaurs, but even those giants were not as huge as the blue whalethat is still alive today. Named for its blue-gray color, this huge cetacean may grow to be roughly 30.5 m (100 ft) long and weigh more that 108,000 kg (120 tons). Its close relatives include the smaller fin, humpback, sei, Bryde's, and minke whales. The blue whale and its

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Acid Rain Introduction Acid rain has become an environmental concern of global importance within the last decade. With the increasing environmental awareness of the "unhealthy" condition of our planet earth the concern about acid rain has not lessened. In brief, acid rain is rain with pH values of less than 5.6. When dealing with acid rain one must study and understand the process of making Sulfuric acid. In this project we will take an in

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    Essay Length: 3,196 Words / 13 Pages
    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: Janna
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Acid Rain Acid rain is a serious problem with disastrous effects. Each day this serious problem increases, many people believe that this issue is too small to deal with right now this issue should be met head on and solved before it is too late. In the following paragraphs I will be discussing the impact has on the wildlife and how our atmosphere is being destroyed by acid rain. CAUSES Acid rain is a cancer

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    Essay Length: 1,467 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Acid rain is rain that is more acidic than normal. Acid rain is a complicated problem. Caused by air pollution, acid rain's spread and damage involves weather, chemistry, soil, and the life cycles of plants and animals on the land and from acid rain in the water. Scientists have discovered that air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels is the major cause of acid rain. Power plants and factories burn coal and oil. Power

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    Essay Length: 3,430 Words / 14 Pages
    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Acid rain is a problem that has plagued earth for years. It is poisoning our waters, animals, plants, soil, and more. It is a problem that can not be ignored or it might have catastrophic results on our environment. Acid rain is caused by air pollution, which is due to man-made actions. Scientists have discovered that air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels is the major cause of acid rain. Power plants and factories

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    Essay Length: 1,607 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Artur
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    One of the biggest environmental problems threatening our world today is acid rain. Acid rain, or acid precipitation, refers to the overly acidic components in rain, snow, dew, or dry particles. Acid rain occurs when sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are emitted into the atmosphere. When water droplets in clouds absorb them, they go through different chemical reactions and fall to the ground as precipitation. Acid rain first started being a problem ever since the

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    Essay Length: 586 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Monika
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Acid rain is a great problem in our world. Not only is it harmful to our environment, but it also causes harm to our own race as well. One of the main causes of acid rain is the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline and fuel oils. These fuels send oxides of sulfur, carbon and nitrogen into the air. These oxides combine with moisture in the air to form sulfuric acid, carbonic acid

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    Essay Length: 1,407 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: March 26, 2010 By: Edward
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Modern society is becoming overwhelmed with great amounts of pollution from cars, factories, and an overabundance of garbage. The immense amounts of sulphur dioxide emitted into the air causes high levels of acid in the atmosphere. When this sulphuric acid is absorbed into moisture in the air, poignant rainfalls can be damaging to the external environment. Acid rain is a serious problem with disastrous effects. Each day this serious problem increases. Many people believe that

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    Essay Length: 643 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 1, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    For years ever since most of the world has been industrialized, the effects of pollution have plagued nations alike. Acid rain is one of the largest contributors to this industrialized form of pollution. Throughout this report an explanation of the devastating effects to the environment caused by acid rain will be given along with what is being done to stop it. Acid rain is made when pollutants arise from the use of coal in the

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    Essay Length: 785 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 1, 2010 By: Mike
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Introduction Acid rain has become an environmental concern of global importance within the last decade. With the increasing environmental awareness of the "unhealthy" condition of our planet earth the concern about acid rain has not lessened. In brief, acid rain is rain with pH values of less than 5.6. When dealing with acid rain one must study and understand the process of making Sulfuric acid. In this project we will take an in depth look

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    Essay Length: 1,707 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: April 6, 2010 By: Janna
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Acid Rain INTRODUCTION: Acid rain is a great problem in our world. It causes fish and plants to die in our waters. As well it causes harm to our own race as well, because we eat these fish, drink this water and eat these plants. It is a problem that we must all face together and try to get rid of. However acid rain on it's own is not the biggest problem. It cause many

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    Essay Length: 1,984 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: April 17, 2010 By: Max
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Acid rain is a serious problem with disastrous effects. Each day this serious problem increases, many people believe that this issue is too small to deal with right now this issue should be met head on and solved before it is too late. In the following paragraphs I will be discussing the impact has on the wildlife and how our atmosphere is being destroyed by acid rain. CAUSES Acid rain is a cancer eating into

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    Essay Length: 1,421 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: April 19, 2010 By: Steve
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Acid rain affects many regions in the US and Canada and poses a dire threat to forests and wildlife. "Acid rain" refers to many ways that acid may come out of the atmosphere in the form of rain, fog, or snow or in dry particles and gases. Its effects exacerbate deforestation, and causes acidification of lakes and streams. It also breaks down building materials and paints. When acid comes out of the atmosphere as

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    Essay Length: 1,018 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: April 24, 2010 By: Max
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    There is a considerable problem today in our world, and its effects are astronomical. This problem is acid rain. Acid rain is any precipitation; rain, snow, or fog that contains acids such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. These chemicals are byproducts of industrial processes and or burning of fossil fuels. The United States pumped a disgusting 16.8 tons of SO2 into the atmosphere in 1995 (Alm 349.) Nitrogen oxide emissions come mainly from the

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    Essay Length: 655 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 25, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Acid Rain

    Acid Rain

    Acid Rain is caused by pollution containing sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and ozone that is released into the air. These chemicals are absorbed into clouds and results in Acid Presipitation ( Acid Rain, Acid Snow, Acid Hail, Acid Sleet ). When the chemicals aren't absorbed into the clouds, they can drift for miles and fall to the ground, resulting in Acid Deposition, or dry deposition. When Acid Rain falls into water it is mixed in

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    Submitted: May 4, 2010 By: Jon
  • Acid Rain - a Contemporary World Problem

    Acid Rain - a Contemporary World Problem

    ACID RAIN - A CONTEMPORARY WORLD PROBLEM Abstract This paper explores how acid rain is produced, what its impact is on the environment, what has been done by government agencies to help the problem, how effective these measures have been, what individuals can do to help reduce this problem, what are the current technologies for reducing emissions and how these technologies can be used to reduce acid rain in the future. It demonstrates that current

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    Essay Length: 2,253 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Acid Rain and Its Effects on Our Aquatic Ecosystems

    Acid Rain and Its Effects on Our Aquatic Ecosystems

    Acid Rain and its Effects On Our Aquatic Ecosystems In the past century, one of the greatest threats to North America's aquatic ecosystem has been the widespread acidification of hundreds of thousands of waterways. Acid rain has effected plant and animal life within aquatic ecosystems, as well as microbiologic activity by affecting the rates of decomposition and the accumulation of organic matter. What causes this poisonous rain, and what can be done to improve North

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    Essay Length: 1,726 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Tommy

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