Acid Rain

April 13, 2018

Precipitation that is unusually acidic. It is harmful to plants, aquatic animals and infrastructure through the process of wet deposition. Acid rain is caused by emissions of compounds of ammonium, carbon, nitrogen, and sulphur which react with the water molecules in the atmosphere to produce acids. Governments have made efforts since the 1970’s to reduce the production of sulphuric oxides into the Earth’s atmosphere with positive results.