Thoughts On Acid Rain

Acid rain is a serious problem with disastrous effects. Each day
this serious problem increases, many people believe that this issue is too
small to deal with right now this issue should be met head on and solved
before it is too late. In the following paragraphs I will be discussing the
impact has on the wildlife and how our atmosphere is being destroyed by
acid rain.


Acid rain is a cancer eating into the face of Eastern Canada and
the North Eastern United States. In Canada, the main sulphuric acid sources
are non-ferrous smelters and power generation. On both sides of the border,
cars and trucks are the main sources for nitric acid(about 40% of the
total), while power ...

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such substances as limestone or other known antacids can neutralize
acids entering the body of water thereby protecting it. However, large
areas of Ontario that are near the Pre-Cambrian Shield, with quartzite or
granite based geology and little top soil, there is not enough buffering
capacity to neutralize even small amounts of acid falling on the soil and
the lakes. Therefore over time, the basic environment shifts from an
alkaline to a acidic one. This is why many lakes in the Muskoka, Haliburton,
Algonquin, Parry Sound and Manitoulin districts could lose their fisheries
if sulphur emissions are not reduced substantially.


The average mean of pH rainfall in Ontario's Muskoka-Haliburton
lake country ranges between 3.95 and 4.38 about 40 times more acidic than
normal rainfall, while storms in Pennsylvania have rainfall pH at 2.8 it
almost has the same rating for vinegar.
Already 140 Ontario lakes are completely dead or dying. An
additional 48 000 are ...

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corn, soy beans,
and peanuts. A wide range of interactions can occur many unknown with toxic
In Canada, Ontario alone has lost the fish in an estimated 4000
lakes and provincial authorities calculate that Ontario stands to lose the
fish in 48 500 more lakes within the next twenty years if acid rain
continues at the present rate.Ontario is not alone, on Nova Scotia's
Eastern most shores, almost every river flowing to the Atlantic Ocean is
poisoned with acid. Further threatening a $2 million a year fishing


Acid rain is killing more than lakes. It can scar the leaves of
hardwood forest, wither ferns and lichens, accelerate the death of
coniferous ...

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