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Why do Eastern US lakes suffer from the effects of acid rain, and there is much less of a problem with it here in the West?

Why do Eastern US lakes suffer from the effects of acid rain, and there is much less of a problem with it here in the West? What does acid do to terrestrial and aquatic environments?

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Acidification is a common concern in water bodies in the eastern United States, where weather patterns deposit acids made from air pollutants generated in the Midwest and points further west. The winds blow the pollutants towards the east of mainland North America, where the sulphurous and carbonaceous oxides in the ...

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