UNH Research Shows that Lakes in New England and the Adirondack Mountains are Recovering Rapidly from the Effects of Acid Rain

UNH Research Shows that Lakes in New England and the Adirondack Mountains are Recovering Rapidly from the Effects of Acid Rain

Jun 19, 2014
Graphic of acid rain formation

"Our data clearly demonstrate that cleaning up air pollution continues to have the desired effect of improving water quality for our region’s lakes,” said William McDowell, professor of environmental science and director of the NH Water Resources Research Center.  Policy makers have been working for more than 40 years to reduce acid rain, a serious environmental problem that can devastate lakes, streams, forests, and the plants and animals that live in these ecosystems.

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