ERIC Number: ED248102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Acid Rain: What It Is -- How You Can Help!
National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC.
This publication discusses the nature and consequences of acid precipitation (commonly called acid rain). Topic areas include: (1) the chemical nature of acid rain; (2) sources of acid rain; (3) geographic areas where acid rain is a problem; (4) effects of acid rain on lakes; (5) effect of acid rain on vegetation; (6) possible effects of acid rain on humans; (7) economic losses related to acid rain; and (8) a possible solution (suggesting that the pollutants causing acidity be controlled). Comments from the National Academy of Sciences on the acid rain problem, proposed federal legislation related to the growing environmental threat posed by acid rain, and information on what individuals can do to help control acid rain are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Chemistry, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Federal Legislation, Hazardous Materials, Physical Environment, Secondary Education, Water Pollution
National Wildlife Federation, 1412 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036 (single copy free; additional copies $0.15 each).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC.