• Acid rain forms when nitrogen and sulfur oxides in air dissolve in rain.
  • Nitrogen and sulfur compounds emitted high into the atmosphere create acids.
  • These acids may fall as acid rain.
  • Acid rain ends up in soil and bodies of water.
  • This can make them very acidic.
  • The acid strips soil of its nutrients.
  • These changes can kill trees, fish, and other living things.
  • It can damage buildings, monuments, and statues.
  • It weakens plants and animals.
  • It damages cultural treasures.
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