Acid rain is caused by the mixing of moisture in the atmosphere with sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxides, forming sulfuric acid and nitric acid in the precipitation that falls to the earth. In the Northern Hemisphere, the ... More »

Several chemicals cause acid rain, although sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide are the primary contributors. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide contribute largely to the development of acid rain, although several natural s... More »

Acid rain causes erosion by chemically reacting with certain minerals in rock, causing it to dissolve in the water and otherwise escape the structures in which it is bonded. This is a particularly a problem with limeston... More »

Acid rain occurs when sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are released into the air where they rise and mix with water, oxygen and other chemicals. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides dissolve very easily in water and can ... More »

Acid rain is formed when nitrogen oxides or sulfur oxides in the atmosphere react with suspended water droplets and produce acids. The chemical reaction equation for the production of acid rain resulting from sulfur oxid... More »

Acid rain occurs in any area where polluting acidic materials enter the atmosphere and mix with water to form a solution of sulfuric acid and nitric acid. The acid comes from sulfur dioxide, ammonia and nitrogen oxides, ... More » Science Environmental Science Pollution

Water shortages occur whenever the use of fresh water outstrips the supply from precipitation and the water cycle. While wasted water re-enters the water cycle and is eventually available again for re-use, the time neces... More »