In the 1970s, everyone was talking about the dangers of acid rain, but it seems to have fallen off the radar. What happened to acid rain?
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Is Acid Rain a Thing of the Past?
“The story of acid rain from the 1970s is preserved in newspaper headlines, textbooks, and, it turns out, the soils of the northeastern United States. Forty years after humans first began tackling the problem, the impact of acid rain still lingers in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, according to a new study.”
EPA: Acid Rain Program
“The Acid Rain Program (ARP), established under Title IV of the 1990 Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments requires major emission reductions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), the primary precursors of acid rain, from the power sector.”
Climate Change, Explained in One Simple Comic
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