Acid rain can have a detrimental effect on the environment. However, there are ways to make a difference and slow the effect the acid rain has on the environment. It's essential to study the environmental policy to determine ways to make a global difference. Distance Learning released a new acid rain infographic "Tears of Paradise," which is the precipitation which contains high levels of sulfuric and nitric acids.
Acid rain is the result of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides being released into the atmosphere causing chemical reactions which are absorbed by clouds. There are a variety of situations that can result in acid rain and cause it to settle on Earth in the form of snow, fog and other material deposits. However, it's most commonly caused by the burning of fossil fuels from plants, factories, automobiles and other chemical releases from rotting vegetation or volcanic eruptions.
The infographic provides detailed statistics on the effect that acid rain has to the normal pH balance of lakes and wildlife within the US. It also states that according to 2013 reports Europe, North America and China have been the most affected by acid rain.
The environmental effect of acid rain continues to be a concern. It has an impact on the quality of life for humans and wildlife. In addition, it can cause damage to the fresh and saltwater aquatic life, infrastructure and crops.