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Acid rain and waterfowl the case for concern in North America by Hansen, Paul

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Published by Upper Mississippi Regional Office, Izaak Walton League of America, Izzak Walton League of America in Minneapolis, Minn, Arlington, Va .
Written in English



  • North America.


  • Waterfowl -- Effect of acid precipitation on -- North America.,
  • Acid rain -- Environmental aspects -- North America.,
  • Birds -- Effect of acid precipitation on -- North America.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Paul Hansen ; foreword by Frank C. Bellrose.
LC ClassificationsQL696.A52 H335 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination39 p. :
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2109996M
LC Control Number88162813

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  Although acid-rain gases may originate in urban areas, they are often carried for hundreds of miles in the atmosphere by winds into rural areas. That is why forests and lakes in the countryside can be harmed by acid rain that originates in cities. Effects of acid rain. The environment can generally adapt to a certain amount of acid rain. Initially, we considered acid rain to be the acidification of rain and snow from pollutant sources of SO 2, which acidified lakes and streams and killed fish and other aquatic is now known that this serious environmental problem is much more complicated (Figure ) and widespread, affecting ecosystems around the rain has become a common and popular term for the mix of. outreach on acid rain, EPA first devel-oped this guide in This revised guide is designed to help students better understand the science, cause and effect, and regulatory and citizen action that are part of understanding and addressing acid rain. This book is intended for teachers of students in 6th-8th grade. It is written at.   Science video on Acid Rain. Explains what it is and how we get it.