What causes an acid rain?
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) released into the air by fossil-fuel power plants, vehicles and oil refineries are the biggest cause of acid rain today, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (opens in new tab) (EPA).
What fossil fuel helps create acid rain?
EPA’s Acid Rain Program
Power plants generate the electricity we use every day. Unfortunately, power plants also produce large amounts of nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide—the pollutants that cause acid rain—when they burn fossil fuels, especially coal, to produce energy.
Does using fossil fuels reduce acid rain?
Reducing pollution can improve the natural and man-made environment. Acid rain/deposition is caused primarily when fossil fuels are burned for energy. Two byproducts, sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOX), are released when coal, natural gas or oil is burned to produce electricity or cars are driven.
- What causes an acid rain?
- What fossil fuel helps create acid rain?
- Does using fossil fuels reduce acid rain?
- What are 5 causes of acid rain?
- What are three natural causes of acid rain?
- Does burning coal cause acid rain?
- Why is burning gasoline instead of coal not a good method for preventing acid rain?
- Does greenhouse gases contribute to acid rain?
- How is burning of coal related to acid rain?
- Which gas is not responsible for acid rain?
- What are the two major acid rain pollutants?
- Which of the following is not a major sources of acid rain?
- Can acid rain burn your skin?
- Where is acid rain common?
- What is acid rain for kids?
- What Colour is acid rain?
- Does acid rain hurt you?
- What does acid rain feel like?
- Has acid rain killed anyone?
- Can you drink acid rain?