ESS Project

Updated: 5/12/2020
ESS Project

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  • Prior to acid rain, the Earth was
  • What causes acid rain?
  • Acid rain is caused by chemical reactions. These reactions begin when compounds such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides get released into the air.
  • Power plants release the majority of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. The exhaust that comes from vehicles releases nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide into the air. These pollutants cause acid rain.
  • What human activities cause acid rain?
  • What type of event is acid rain?
  • It is an ongoing event and the change resulting from it is worldwide.
  • Acid rain releases more harmful gases into the atmosphere. Acid rain is caused when compounds such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are released into the air. When these substances rise extremely high into the atmosphere and mix with water, oxygen, and other chemicals, they form acid rain. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides have the ability to dissolve into the water very easily and can be carried very fair by the wind. As a result, acid rain can travel long distances and become part of the rain, sleet, snow, and fog.
  • Acid Rain affects the biosphere because in areas where acid rain is common, plants will grow much more slowly or die as a result of acidification. plants trying to survive in acidic soil will most likely be damaged by the acids present in their surroundings. If the plant manages to survive despite living in acidic areas, it will become extremely weakened so that it will be more susceptible to diseases or harsh environmental influences. Trees that are located in higher elevations are at greater risk for getting affected by acid rain because they are exposed to acidic clouds and fog.