Latest Acid rain Stories
Emissions regulations do have an environmental impact, according to a long-term study of acidic rainfall by researchers at the University of Illinois.
Programs that allow facilities to buy and sell emission allowances have been popular and effective since they were introduced in the U.S. two decades ago.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan.
Power plants that burn fossil fuels remain the main source of electricity generation across the globe.
Marks 20th Settlement Under United States' Power Plant Enforcement Initiative WASHINGTON, July 23, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc., an Indiana electric generation and transmission cooperative, has agreed to install state-of-the-art pollution control technology at its two coal-fired power plants in Indiana, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.
Road surfaces can make a big contribution to local air purity.
HARRIMAN, Tenn., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority will begin operating two recently completed scrubbers next week at its Kingston Fossil Plant, reducing sulfur dioxide emissions up to 95 percent. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO ) This gives TVA a total of 10 scrubbers installed at five of its 11 coal-fired power plants. A scrubber removes sulfur dioxide emissions by routing flue gases produced from burning coal through a limestone and...
Emissions to be cut by more than 34,000 tons annually WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Municipal Power (AMP), an Ohio non-profit utility, will permanently retire its Richard H.
The Smog Blog website monitors air pollution much like meteorologists track the daily weather.
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...
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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