Acid Rain: A Growing Global Concern
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Handbook of Environment and Waste Management - Volume 3: Acid Rain and Greenhouse Gas Pollution Control
Urbanization is often associated with natural resource exploitation, largely characterized by fossil fuel combustion for energy generation. Increasing demand for energy releases acidic gases into the atmosphere, thus increasing the acidity of natural rain with debilitating consequences to the environment and public health. Therefore, this chapter aims to simplify the complex interactions guiding acid rain formation and its projected impacts on the ecosystem, and to reveal the urgent need for mitigation measures particularly by acid rain–stricken developing countries.
Macaulay, B. M., Owoeye, J. A., Abiya, S. F., Raji, J. I., & Hung, Y.-T. (2020). Acid Rain: A Growing Global Concern. In HANDBOOK OF ENVIRONMENT AND WASTE MANAGEMENT: Acid Rain and Greenhouse Gas Pollution Control (pp. 59-93), May 2020.