Contamination and Pollution
Acid precipitation affects stone primarily in two ways: dissolution and alteration. When sulfurous, sulfuric, and nitric acids in polluted air react with the calcite in marble and limestone, the calcite dissolves.
Scientists from many disciplines are studying acid precipitation and its impact.
First of all, plants naturally grow in and around lakes. Maybe you're asking about a lake that is being choked off by too much algae. In many cases, humans are responsible. Actually, these lakes are being fed too much food for plants!
Eutrophication is the process by which a body of water acquires a high concentration of nutrients, especially phosphorus and nitrogen. These typically promote excessive growth of algae.
Mercury contamination is widespread. Mercury was detected in all fish sampled from 291 streams across the U.S.
First let's talk about what E. coli is. It is a type of bacteria commonly found in the intestines of animals and humans. The presence of E. coli in water is a strong indication of recent sewage or animal waste contamination.
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