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An ecosystem is a community of plants, animals and other organisms along with their environment including the air, water and soil. Everything in an ecosystem is connected.

Acid rain is defined as rain or another kind of precipitation that is abnormally acidic. This means that acid rain has heightened levels of something called hydrogen ions. Acid rain is known to have hurtful impacts on aquatic animals, plants and even infrastructure by a wet-disposition process.

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Acid rain is one of the consequences of air pollution. Gases produced from the burning of fuels react with the oxygen in the air and water vapour, transforming into acids that fall onto the earth's surface as rain. This acidification of the earth and surface water has devastating effects on ecosystems and poses a serious danger to living beings. The water and vapour emanating from Lake Kawah Ijen Indonesia , in the crater of the volcano of the same name, are lethal due to its high concentration of sulphuric acid. Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, natural fires, lightning and some microbial processes release sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere. However, it is human action that causes most sulphur dioxide emissions due to the burning of fuels in industry and power stations, as well as half of nitrogen oxide emissions due to gases produced by motor vehicles.

Potential human health effects of acid rain: report of a workshop

While the northeastern United States enjoys a relative abundance of freshwater, the quality of our water has degraded over the past century as a consequence of human activities. The deposition of acids is an important cause of this decline. Acid deposition is related to the combustion of fossil fuels, such as gasoline, oil, and coal, which releases sulfur dioxide SO 2 and nitrogen oxides NO X into the atmosphere. These gases mix with water vapor in the air and react to form acidic compounds, which fall to earth as rain or snow, sometimes hundreds of miles from their source. Over time, acid deposition, which includes acid rain, snow, and other kinds of acidic inputs, affects lakes and rivers. Many bodies of water across the Northeast have become too acidic to support aquatic life.

Acid rain is a rain or any other form of precipitation that is unusually acidic , meaning that it has elevated levels of hydrogen ions low pH. It can have harmful effects on plants, aquatic animals, and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide , which react with the water molecules in the atmosphere to produce acids. Some governments have made efforts since the s [1] to reduce the release of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide into the atmosphere with positive results. Nitrogen oxides can also be produced naturally by lightning strikes, and sulphur dioxide is produced by volcanic eruptions.

Potential human health effects of acid rain: report of a workshop

This report summarizes the potential impact of the acid precipitation phenomenon on human health. There are two major components to this phenomenon: the predepositional phase, during which there is direct human exposure to acidic substances from ambient air, and the post-depositional phase, in which the deposition of acid materials on water and soil results in the mobilization, transport, and even chemical transformation of toxic metals. Acidification increases bioconversion of mercury to methylmercury, which accumulates in fish, increasing the risk to toxicity in people who eat fish.

Acid Rain: Causes, Effects and Solutions


Acid rain, or acid deposition, is a broad term that includes any form of precipitation that contains acidic components, such as sulfuric acid or nitric acid, according to the Environmental Protection Agency EPA. The precipitation is not necessarily wet or liquid; the definition includes dust, gasses, rain, snow, fog and hail. The type of acid rain that contains water is called wet deposition. Acid rain formed with dust or gasses is called dry deposition. The term acid rain was coined in by Scottish chemist Robert Angus Smith , according to the Royal Society of Chemistry, which calls him the "father of acid rain.

Acid rain comes in many forms: rain, snow, sleet, hail, and fog wet deposition , and as acid particles, aerosols, and gases dry deposition. Acid deposition forms when sulfur dioxide SO 2 and nitrogen oxides NO x combine with moisture in the atmosphere to produce sulfuric acid and nitric acid. By the s, it became clear to scientists that acid deposition was devastating natural resources across New York. The Catskill and Adirondack Mountains were particularly hard hit. Soils were becoming too acidic to maintain healthy forests with noticeable tree die-offs at higher elevations. Many lakes, mountain streams, and some rivers were unable to support healthy populations of fish. Aquatic - Freshwater macroinvertebrates, plants, and fish populations are damaged when acidic water disrupts their reproductive cycle.

 - Если бы ты не нашел черный ход в Попрыгунчике, мы могли бы взломать любой шифр, вместо того чтобы полагаться на ТРАНСТЕКСТ. - Если бы я не нашел черный ход, - сказал Хейл, - это сделал бы кто-то. Я спас вас, сделав это заранее. Можешь представить себе последствия, если бы это обнаружилось, когда Попрыгунчик был бы уже внедрен. - Так или иначе, - парировала Сьюзан, - теперь мы имеем параноиков из Фонда электронных границ, уверенных, что черный ход есть во всех наших алгоритмах.

Приторно-сладкий перезвон каминных часов возвестил об окончании еще одного дня его унылого существования. Какого черта! - подумал.  - Что я делаю здесь в пять вечера в субботу.

После того как я вскрыл алгоритм Попрыгунчика, он написал мне, что мы с ним братья по борьбе за неприкосновенность частной переписки. Сьюзан не могла поверить своим ушам. Хейл лично знаком с Танкадо. И снова постаралась держаться с подчеркнутым безразличием.

Стратмор глубоко вздохнул. Ясно, что без объяснений ему не обойтись. Она это заслужила, подумал он и принял решение: Сьюзан придется его выслушать. Он надеялся, что не совершает ошибку. - Сьюзан, - начал он, - этого не должно было случиться.

 Кто вы такой? - потребовала. Беккер перешел на испанский с ярко выраженным андалузским акцентом: - Guardia Civil. Росио засмеялась. - Не может быть! - сказала она по-испански.

 Полезный груз? - предложил Бринкерхофф.  - Количество жертв. Ущерб в долларах. - Нам нужна точная цифра, - напомнила Сьюзан.  - Оценки ущерба всюду приводятся разные.

Алгоритм есть уже у. Танкадо предлагает ключ, с помощью которого его можно расшифровать. - Понятно.

 - Я немного погорячилась. - Немного? - Глаза Бринкерхоффа сузились.

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  1. Dorotea N.

    Effects of acid rain on Health: Acid​​ The harm to people from acid rain is not direct. Walking in acid rain, or even swimming in an acid lake, is no more dangerous than walking or swimming in clean water. However, the pollutants that cause acid rain sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) do damage human health.

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