Acid rain is a problem that has plagued earth for years. It is poisoning our waters,
animals, plants, soil, and more. It is a problem that can not be ignored or it might have
catastrophic results on our environment. Acid rain is caused by air pollution, which is
due to man-made actions.
Scientists have discovered that air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels is the
major cause of acid rain. Power plants and factories burn coal and oil, which is used to
produce the electricity we need to heat and light our homes and to run our electric
appliances. We also burn natural gas, coal, and oil to heat our homes, and our cars,
trucks, boats, and airplanes use gasoline to run, which is another fossil fuel.
The smoke and fumes from burning fossil fuels rise into the atmosphere and combine
with the moisture in the air to form acid rain. The main chemicals in air pollution that
create acid rain are sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Acid rain usually for...