What problems are caused by acid rain?
Acid rain causes a range of problems. Acid rain:
- increases the acidity levels of rivers, lakes and seas. This can kill aquatic life. Acid rain increases the acidity levels of soils. This can kill vegetation.
- has been found to destroy the roots and leaves of forests in Germany and Scandinavia have been destroyed as the result of acid rain emissions from the UK
- can erode buildings and monuments (particularly if they are made from limestone)