Acid Rain

We Have a Problem!

Our air is being poisoned. The main cause is industries that burn coal or other fossil fuels. The gas from smoke stacks combines with water in the air to form acid rain. Acid rain has lots of nitric and sulfuric acid. It is deadly!

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DAMAGED FORESTS

Acid rain that seeps into the ground removes nutrients from the soil. This makes it easier for insects or cold weather to damage trees.

TOXIC WATER

Acid rain changes the pH level of the water. This can cause aquatic wildlife such as insects or plankton to die.

FACTS

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The EPA has the power to limit emissions of air pollutants coming from sources like chemical plants, utilities, and steel mills.

SOLAR ENERGY

A renewable energy source is solar power. It does not emit harmful toxins into the air which cause acid rain.