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Does the U.S. Geological Survey study acid rain?


The answer is yes. The environmental effects of acid rain include the acidification of lakes and streams, damage to trees at high altitude, the acceleration of decay in buildings, and poorer air quality. The USGS studies these and other effects of acid rain, including accelerated erosion and weathering, and surface- and ground-water quality issues.


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Acid rain, atmospheric deposition, and precipitation chemistry


USGS Atmospheric deposition program fact sheet

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