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  • Acidity Of The Air And Acid Rain
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    ACID RAIN When fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline, and fuel oils are burned, they emit oxides of sulfur, carbon, and nitrogen into the air. These oxides combine with moisture in the air to form sulfuric acid, carbonic acid, and nitric acid. When it rains or snows, these acids are brought to Earth in what is called acid rain. During the course of the 20th century, the acidity of the air and acid rain have come to be recognized as a leading threat to the stability and quality of the Earth's envir...
  • Num The Effects Of Acid Rain
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    Copyright (c) 1996-1997 - School Sucks - web The biggest FREE School papers database on the Net! FileName: AIR POL 1. TXT A Subject: 025: Science: Environment A Title: Air Pollution papers = Please put your paper here. In the past few decades, people have come to recognize air pollution as a major environmental concern not just in the United States, but internationally as well. This however, is not a current issue. In fact, the importance of good air quality was reco ng or heart disease, the eld...
  • Susceptible To The Effects Of Acid Rain
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    Acid Rain is a type of air pollution, which is formed when oxides of sulfur and nitrogen combine with atmospheric moisture to yield sulfuric and nitric acids, which may then be carried long distances from a source before they are deposited by rain. This pollution may also take the form of snow, fog, or a dry form of precipitation. Acid rain is currently a subject of great controversy because of widespread environmental damage, for which it has been blamed, including eroding structures, injuring ...
  • Kind Of Acid In The Rain
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    Acid rain is considered by many people to be one of the most serious environmental problems of our time. It is a global problem that is slowly eating away at our world. Angus Smith came up with the word acid rain when he wrote about pollution in England. Most rain is naturally acidic because of the carbon dioxide (CO 2) in the air that dissolves with rainwater and forms a weak acid. This kind of acid in the rain is good because it helps dissolves minerals in the soil that both plants and animals...
  • Acidity Of The Air And Acid Rain
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    Acid Rain Within this past century, acidity of the air and acid rain have become recognized as one of the leading threats to our planet's environment. No longer limited by geographic boundaries, acid causing emissions are causing problems all over the world. Some laws have been passed which limit the amount of pollutants that are released into the air, but tougher legislation must be implemented before this problem can be overcome. Acid rain is produced, when automobiles, smelters, power plants,...
  • Boyle's Greatest Achievement
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    Robert Boyle is considered both the founder of modern chemistry and the greatest English scientist to live during the first thirty years of the existence of the Royal Society. He was not only a chemist and a physicist as we know him to be, but also an avid theologian, a philanthropist, an essayist, and a beginner in medicine. Born in Lismore, Ireland to Richard Boyle, first earl of Cork, and Katherine Fenton, his second wife, Boyle was the youngest son in a family of fourteen. However he was not...
  • Fly Ash And Indoor Air
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    Air Pollution The moment you step out of the house and are on the road you can actually see the air getting polluted. A cloud of exhaust from a truck, smoke filling the sky above a factory chimney, fly ash generated by thermal power plants, and even a cloud of dust behind a speeding car can pollute the air. Air pollution is aggravated because of four developments: increasing traffic, growing cities, rapid economic development, and industrialization. Natural phenomenon such as an erupting volcano...
  • Causes Of Air Pollution
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    Anna Spy sz Oct. 18 1999 3rd Period Air Quality "Remember when atmospheric contaminants were romantically called stardust" (5). When Lane Olinghouse uttered this statement, he was refering to the worsening problem of air pollution. The air quality of various areas, especially cities like Houston, has dramatically decreased, mostly due to industrialization and the use of automobiles. With that decrease came an increase in health risks and government spending to reduce pollution. In order to deter...
  • Important Constituent Of Our Acid Rain Problem
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    Henryk JaronowskSpring '98 Period Mr. Cong elli Overly Acidified Precipitation – A Major Problem in the Making? Overly acidified precipitation and its ramifications are, according to the vast majority of experts, a very important environmental issue facing the world today. The effects of overly acidified precipitation (commonly known as acid rain) are slowly and insidiously wearing down the environment, affecting places in almost every continent. Nevertheless, very few people know what aci...
  • Acid Rain Causes Death Of Soil
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    The damaging effects of acid rain on society is becoming overwhelmed with great amounts of pollution from cars, factories and an large amounts of garbage. The immense amounts of sulphur dioxide put into the air causes high levels of acid in the atmosphere. When this sulphuric acid is absorbed into moisture in the air, then rain can be harmful to the environment. Acid rain is destroying lots of things in our environment. It is hurting lakes, air and thew rest of our ecosystem. Acid rain is killin...
  • More Common Form Of Toxic Air Pollution
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    "Air Pollution, addition of harmful substances to the atmosphere resulting in damage to the environment, human health, and quality of life. ' (Encarta Air Pollution) "Damage' may be quite an understatement on this topic. I believe that mass extinction might be more than damaging to the quality of life. I seem to be "jumping the gun' here but as you will see air pollution is a very deadly environmental concern. In the United States alone, air pollution has been a serious environmental and public ...

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