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Effects of Acid Rain

What are the effects of acid rain?








Acid rain results in the increase of the levels of acidity in lakes and streams. It also contributes to damage and death of trees at high elevations. Soils are also affected by acid rain. Acid Rain also increases the rate of decay of building materials and painted surfaces. SO2 and NOx gases also make significant contributions to the reduction of visibility and they also have an effect of the health of humans.

A study of the effects of Acid Rain should cover the following areas...

* Lakes and streams, including animals living in them
* Forests
* Vehicle Paints and other surface coatings
* Materials
* Visibility
* Human Health

Starting points for a study.....

Effects of Acid Rain
What is acid rain and what causes it?
Primer of Acid Rain
The pH Factor
What is Acid Rain?
Atmosphere, Climate and Environment
Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment
The Green Lane: Acid Rain



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Airline Cabins and Air Quality

There are many reports about health of airline passengers and air quality in the aircraft cabins. How much scientific evidence is available, and how can this be evaluated effectively?

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Catalytic Convertors.

What are catalytic convertors?  How do they work?  Do they really make an improvement to air quality?

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Superbug World. Goodbye to antibiotics?

The message is clear from Superbugs. Whatever you throw at them, to kill them, some will survive. They then reproduce, making the population even more resistant to antibiotics.

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Alfred Wegener and Plate Tectonics

Looking for interactive resources for Plate Tectonics? Here are useful resources for the development of the theory of  Plate Tectonics...

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Dolan DNA Learning Center

The Dolan DNA Learning Center (DNALC) is the world's first science center devoted entirely to genetics education

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Huntington's Disease

Huntington's Disease(HD) is a degenerative brain disorder. It is a hereditary disorder which has devastating effects o­n the health of the individual.....

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Cystic Fibrosis

What exactly is Cystic Fibrosis? Can combined Stem Cell-Gene Therapy approach provide a suitable treatment?

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Genetics Online

The Genetic Science Learning Center provides a superb introduction into the world of Genetics. Interactive, stimulating and entertaining!

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Risk Factors linked to Skin Cancer

What are the factors which affect the overall risk of people developing skin cancer. How can the overall risk be reduced?

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