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Long-Term Data Show Lingering Effects From Acid Rain

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Science  13 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5515, pp. 195-196
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5515.195

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Studies over the past few years have turned up more and more evidence of acid rain's lingering effects. Now a major research synthesis provides the most comprehensive view to date--it is not encouraging--and prescribes a drastic cure. This call for more stringent controls comes just in time to fuel what promises to be a ferocious debate over stricter federal regulation of not only acid emissions but also the main greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide.