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What Is Acid Rain?

Acid rain commonly known as acid deposition refers to the rainfall which has pH value of less than 7. It falls on earth in various forms such as snow, mist, and tiny bits of dry matter. The main components are industrial released toxic substances, where burning coal, oil and natural gases are common practices used to generate electricity, releasing elevated amounts sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions into the atmosphere. Acid rain is a damaging form of pollution, and the surroundings suffers from its effects. Forests, lakes, wild life, and vegetation suffer from acid rain.

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