Acid Rain

Acid rain is a rain or any other form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that it has elevated levels of hydrogen ions (low pH). It can have harmful effects on plants, aquatic animals, and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulphur dioxide dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules in the atmosphere to produce acids. Some governments have made efforts since the 1970s to reduce the release of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide into the atmosphere with positive results. Nitrogen oxides can also be produced naturally by lightning strikes, and sulphur dioxide is …

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Adaptation to Environmental Change: Agriculture and the Unexpected Incidence of the Acid …

NBER · 18 March 2021 English

The Acid Rain Program (ARP) cut sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from power plants in the United States, with considerable benefits. We show this also reduced ambient sulfate levels, which lowered agriculture

AGRICULTURE AND THE UNEXPECTED INCIDENCE OF THE ACID RAIN PROGRAM Nicholas J. Sanders Alan Barreca Working Agriculture and the Unexpected Incidence of the Acid Rain Program Nicholas J. Sanders and Alan Barreca NBER 28591 March 2021 JEL No. Q15,Q53 ABSTRACT The Acid Rain Program (ARP) cut sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions in sandy Southeast soils, 2012”) In 1995, the Acid Rain Program (ARP) regulated sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions credit the ARP and associated reductions in “acid rain” with protecting forests, lakes, and rivers from


Family Companionship and Elderly Suicide: Evidence from the Chinese Lunar New Year

NBER · 18 March 2021 English

Mental health problems among the elderly have attracted increasing attention. The most serious mental health problems may result in suicide, and lack of family companionship is often speculated to be …

exposure and adult mortality: Evidence from the acid rain program. No. w23524. National Bureau of Economic


China’s War on Pollution: Evidence from the First Five Years

NBER · 11 February 2021 English

The decade from 2010 to 2019 marked a significant turning point in China’s history of environmental regulation and pollution. This article describes the recent trends in air and water quality, …

/en/ 8 In an investigation of China’s acid rain policies, Tanaka (2015) finds that infant mortality


Air Pollution in Delhi: Filling the Policy Gaps

ORF · 18 December 2020 English

Twenty-one of the world’s 30 cities with the worst levels of air pollution are in India, according to data compiled in IQAir AirVisual’s 2019 World Air Quality Report ; six …

per cu. M.57 Air pollution also results in acid rain and crop damage. The nitrogen oxide and sulfur dry precipitation (gases and particulates). Acid rain damages trees and makes water unsuitable for


Tanzania - Development Corridors Transport Project : Environmental Assessment : Environmental and …

World Bank Group · 25 November 2020 English

In its policy documents, the Government of Tanzania has set ambitious development targets that are driven by the urge for growth in tourism, mining, agricultural, manufacturing and service sectors. The …

away from the source Atmospheric pollution and acid rain Fragmentation Change in landscape pattern


Greater Than Parts : A Metropolitan Opportunity (Vol. 5) : Metropolitan Bangalore …

World Bank Group · 13 November 2020 English

Globally, cities are the source of over 70 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. Cities are also the engines of the global economy, concentrating more than half the world’s …

fossil-fuel based machinery contributing to the acid rain that destroys local natural and cultural resources


World - The Global Cost of Ambient PM2.5 Air Pollution

World Bank Group · 11 November 2020 English

Air pollution is a major cause of death and disease. ‘Ambient air pollution’ refers to contamination of outdoor air; ‘household air pollution’ refers to contamination of indoor air. Ambient (or …

adversely affects the environment, resulting in acid rain and associated land and water pollution. Air


World - The Global Cost of Ambient PM2.5 Air Pollution

World Bank Group · 11 November 2020 English

Air pollution is a major cause of death and disease. ‘Ambient air pollution’ refers to contamination of outdoor air; ‘household air pollution’ refers to contamination of indoor air. Ambient (or …

adversely affects the environment, resulting in acid rain and associated land and water pollution. Air pollution


Environmental Tax Reform in North Macedonia : Improving Environmental and Social Outcomes …

World Bank Group · 16 October 2020 English

North Macedonia continues to improve its environmental performance and the efficacy of its environmental regulation. As part of this effort, the World Bank is working with the government of North …

US ETS for sulfur dioxide emissions to address acid rain. The use of pollution pricing is growing globally


Environmental Tax Reform in North Macedonia : Improving Environmental and Social Outcomes …

World Bank Group · 16 October 2020 English

North Macedonia continues to improve its environmental performance and the efficacy of its environmental regulation. As part of this effort, the World Bank is working with the government of North …

US ETS for sulfur dioxide emissions to address acid rain. The use of pollution pricing is growing globally


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