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Acid Rain - This cloud has no silver liningAuthor(s): Gail Michaels
Source: Misc. Publ. Durham, NH. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication (MISC)
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DescriptionTwenty years ago, acid rain was the environmental cause du jour, a symptom of all that was wrong with humans and their relationship to the environment. Its discovery was accidental, ironic for what turned out to be such a wide-ranging problem. "Hub" Vogelman, a University of Vermont botanist, noticed something troubling in the precipitation data he and his students were gathering at Camel's Hump in Vermont. They were getting pH readings as low as 2.9-as acid as vinegar or lemon juice. And there were a lot of dead and dying spruce.
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CitationMichaels, Gail. 2000. Acid Rain - This cloud has no silver lining. Misc. Publ. Durham, NH. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry.
KeywordsNitrous oxide, nitrates, sulfuric acid, environment, development, energy conservation.
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