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Acid Rain And The Sneaky Policy That "Solved" It – Cheddar Explains

Acid Rain And The Sneaky Policy That "Solved" It – Cheddar Explains

Anyone who remembers the 70s and 80s will probably remember acid rain. Industrial emissions acidified precipitation around the globe, which killed forests and crops, rendered lakes inhospitable, corroded buildings, and exacerbated human health problems.

But anyone who follows environmental news will be surprised to learn this: we solved it! Countries came together to limit acid rain-causing emissions, eliminating the problem altogether.

…kind of. Acidic precipitation may not be a thing of the past after all.

Further reading:

Ambio [journal]

The Christian Science Monitor

Engineering & Science, 1984

U.S. Geological Survey

Environmental Protection Agency

Poisonous Skies [book]

Our World in Data

Harvard’s Center for Science & Int’l Affairs

The Washington Post

The MacNeil/Lehrer Report

Smithsonian Magazine

NYLS J. of Int’l & Comp. Law

The Los Angeles Times

Institute for Research on Public Policy

U.S. Energy Department

Canadian Minister of Environment


Nature [journal]

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics [journal]

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Scientific American

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What If You Ate a Brick of Dry Ice?

What If You Ate a Brick of Dry Ice?

Dry ice is one of the coldest substances on Earth. This is what it does to a flower. And check out what it does to this action figure. Now, what would happen if you swallowed dry ice? What would it do to your skin? How much could you eat before it hurts you? And how would it affect your stomach?

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