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2014-06-09 14:51:10

University of New Hampshire For more than 40 years, policy makers have been working to reduce acid rain, a serious environmental problem that can devastate lakes, streams, and forests and the plants and animals that live in these ecosystems. Now new research funded by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) at the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture indicates that lakes in New England and the Adirondack Mountains are recovering rapidly from the...

2014-05-27 08:23:09

New study by Syracuse and Harvard universities shows potential for reductions of more than 750 thousand tons of other harmful air pollutants across continental U.S. SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Setting strong standards for climate-changing carbon emissions from power plants would provide an added bonus - reductions in other air pollutants that can make people sick; damage forests, crops, and lakes; and harm fish and wildlife. This, according to a first-of-its-kind...

acid rain ice cores
2014-04-14 11:18:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over four decades ago, acid rain caused by industrial emissions was eradicating fish and dissolving stone monuments in the Eastern US. However, emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, both of which cause acid rain, dropped significantly after the passing of the Clean Air Act of 1970. A new study from a team of French and American scientists has revealed that the rise and fall of these atmospheric contaminants has been...

2014-03-20 12:30:29

LONDON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:FGD Market for new FGD Systems (Wet and Dry FGD systems), Reagents and Replacement Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2019 Power plants utilizing fossil fuel such as coal emit sulfur dioxide with the flue gas, cause harmful environmental effects such as acid rain. To remove sulfur dioxide from the flue gas, flue gas desulfurization...

2014-02-26 16:26:48

DUBLIN, February 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dr6v3h/flue_gas) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) Market - Forecast to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dr6v3h/flue_gas ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) FGD systems are utilized to extract harmful sulfur dioxide...

Wetlands Could Be Key In Revitalizing Acid Streams
2013-09-05 10:28:37

University of Texas at Arlington A team of University of Texas at Arlington biologists working with the U.S. Geological Survey has found that watershed wetlands can serve as a natural source for the improvement of streams polluted by acid rain. The group, led by associate professor of biology Sophia Passy, also contends that recent increases in the level of organic matter in surface waters in regions of North America and Europe – also known as “brownification” – holds benefits...

Legacy Of Acid Rain Threatens Eastern US Water Supplies
2013-08-27 06:39:58

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Human activities are changing the water chemistry of many streams and rivers in the Eastern U.S., with consequences for water supplies and aquatic life, so reports a new study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. In the first survey of its kind, researchers looked at long-term alkalinity trends in 97 streams and rivers from Florida to New Hampshire. Sites ranged from small headwater streams to some of the nation's largest rivers. Over...

Eastern US Water Supplies Affected By Changing River Chemistry
2013-08-26 14:41:20

University of Maryland 25+ years of records show two-thirds of region's rivers are now alkaline -- a legacy of acid rain, researchers say Human activities are changing the basic chemistry of many rivers in the Eastern U.S. in ways that have potentially major consequences for urban water supplies and aquatic ecosystems, a University of Maryland-led study has found. In the first survey of its kind, a research team looked at long-term records of alkalinity trends in 97 rivers from...

2013-06-28 23:05:08

Freshwater fish and habitat will benefit from new Climate Action Plan, says the Atlantic Salmon Federation, through actions that promote switching fuel sources from coal to natural gas and renewables. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Conservation groups concerned with the preservation and restoration of wild Atlantic salmon in both Canada and the United States can breathe a little easier this week, following President Obama’s announcement on Tuesday that he will unveil a new...

Decreased Water Flow May Allow For More Productive Forest
2013-03-25 16:22:39

Northern Research Station - USDA Forest Service Bubbling brooks and streams are a scenic and much loved feature of forest ecosystems, but long-term data at the U.S. Forest Service´s Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest suggests that more productive forests might carry considerably less water, according to a study published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Mark Green, a research hydrologist with the Forest Service´s Northern Research Station...


Latest Acid rain Reference Libraries

Acid Rain
2013-04-01 10:21:17

Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that is possesses high levels of hydrogen ions. It can have harmful effects on aquatic animals, plants, and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules within the atmosphere to produce acids. Nitrogen oxides can be produced naturally by lightening strikes. Sulfur dioxide can be produced naturally by volcanic eruptions. The chemicals that are...

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2009-07-04 16:31:47

Rain is a type of liquid precipitation. It is defined as condensation of atmospheric water vapor that forms into drops that become heavy enough to fall, and often making it to the surface. Rain is the primary source of most of the fresh water in the world. Rain provides suitable conditions for diverse ecosystems, water for power sources and for crop irrigation. Not all rain reaches the surface. Some rain evaporates as it falls, especially through dry air. This type of rainfall is known as...

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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.