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These industries are the main contributors to the formation of acid rain.

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The nitrogen in acid rain gathers along water surfaces in estuaries depleting the water of oxygen.
Hydrology is the science that encompasses the occurrence, distribution, movement and properties of the waters of the earth and their relationship with the environment within each phase of the hydrologic cycle. The water cycle, or hydrologic cycle, is a continuous process by which water is purified by evaporation and transported from the earth's surface (including the oceans) to the atmosphere and back to the land and oceans. All of the physical, chemical and biological processes involving water as it travels its various paths in the atmosphere, over and beneath the earth's surface and through growing plants, are of interest to those who study the hydrologic cycle. There are many pathways the water may take in its continuous cycle of falling as rainfall or snowfall and returning to the atmosphere. It may be captured for millions of years in polar ice caps. It may flow to rivers and finally to the sea. It may soak into the soil to be evaporated directly from the soil surface as it dries or be transpired by growing plants. It may percolate through the soil to ground water reservoirs (aquifers) to be stored or it may flow to wells or springs or back to streams by seepage. The cycle for water may be short, or it may take millions of years. People tap the water cycle for their own uses. Water is diverted temporarily from one part of the cycle by pumping it from the ground or drawing it from a river or lake. It is used for a variety of activities such as households, businesses and industries; for irrigation of farms and parklands; and for production of electric power. After use, water is returned to another part of the cycle: perhaps discharged downstream or allowed to soak into the ground. Used water normally is lower in quality, even after treatment, which often poses a problem for downstream users. The hydrologist studies the fundamental transport processes to be able to describe the quantity and quality of water as it moves through the cycle (evaporation, precipitation, streamflow, infiltration, ground water flow, and other components). The engineering hydrologist, or water resources engineer, is involved in the planning, analysis, design, construction and operation of projects for the control, utilization, and management of water resources. Water resources problems are also the concern of meteorologists, oceanographers, geologists, chemists, physicists, biologists, economists, political scientists, specialists in applied mathematics and computer science, and engineers in several fields.

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Shows the long-term effects of acid rain on forest ecosystems from the 1950Õs through the 1980Õs.8. Styer, Roger C.
In an attempt to clean the air while not causing economic burdens, the Acid Rain Program has offered companies many compliance options to choose from which will allow companies to operate while reducing polluting emissions.


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(EPA Acid Rain)Larger Scopes of Soil and Water AcidityThe affects of acid rain on the health of environment can cause serious problems.
Most of the remaining coal is Bituminous and Lignite, which burns dirty and requires technology to reduce acid rain and pollutants. Good for power plants, not so good for homes.

(Acid Rain, Air Pollution, and Forest Decline)Forests with high soil buffering capacity are still at risk, especially in mountainous regions.
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Long-Term Experiments with Acid Rain in Norwegian Forest Ecosystems: Describes the methods and results of an experiment that took place in Southern Norway.

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Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2003: Outlines the causes of acid rain, and describes its effects on ecosystems.
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The three main objectives for the Acid Rain Program are to 1) reduce the amount of NOx and SO2 in the atmosphere, 2) facilitate active trading allowances and use of other compliance options to minimize compliance costs, maximize economic efficiency, and promote strong economic growth, and 3) promote pollution prevention and energy efficient strategies and technologies.

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Polluted ground water is less visible, but more insidious and difficult to clean up, than pollution in rivers and lakes. Ground water pollution most often results from improper disposal of wastes on land. Major sources include industrial and household chemicals and garbage landfills, industrial waste lagoons, tailings and process wastewater from mines, oil field brine pits, leaking underground oil storage tanks and pipelines, sewage sludge and septic systems. Hydrologists provide guidance in the location of monitoring wells around waste disposal sites and sample them at regular intervals to determine if undesirable leachate--contaminated water containing toxic or hazardous chemicals--is reaching the ground water. In polluted areas, hydrologists may collect soil and water samples to identify the type and extent of contamination. The chemical data then are plotted on a map to show the size and direction of waste movement. In complex situations, computer modeling of water flow and waste migration provides guidance for a clean-up program. In extreme cases, remedial actions may require excavation of the polluted soil. Today, most people and industries realize that the amount of money invested in prevention is far less than that of cleanup. Hydrologists often are consulted for selection of proper sites for new waste disposal facilities. The danger of pollution is minimized by locating wells in areas of deep ground water and impermeable soils. Other practices include lining the bottom of a landfill with watertight materials, collecting any leachate with drains, and keeping the landfill surface covered as much as possible. Careful monitoring is always necessary.