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How does acid rain kill plants?


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Acidic deposition (acid rain) affects plants in different ways. There are many factors (climate, soil, etc.) involved but acid rain can be a cause in slowing the growth of some plants sensitive to changes in soil acidity, etc.

The following should be helpful.

http://www.selah.k12.wa.us/soar/sciproj2000/EricD.html

http://www.ypte.org.uk/environmental/acid-rain/1

Anthony R. Brach
Missouri Botanical Garden
c/o Harvard University Herbaria



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