China has its worst spell of acid rain

Sep 22, 2006

China had its worst spell of acid rain in August with Beijing among the hardest hit, the China Meteorological Administration said Friday.

The CMA report said 19 of the 155 acid-rain monitoring stations across China recorded acid rain every rainy day last month. Beijing had 80 percent acid-rain days, the news service Xinhua reported.

Acid rain erodes most building materials as well as crops, leading eventually to human consumption.

Rain traditionally slacks off from September on.

China is the world's biggest sulfur dioxide polluter, with 25.49 million tons discharged in 2005, up 27 percent from 2000.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Company hopes to remove ruptured oil pipeline by Tuesday

Related Stories

SLAC gears up for dark matter hunt with LUX-ZEPLIN

18 minutes ago

Researchers have come a step closer to building one of the world's best dark matter detectors: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently signed off on the conceptual design of the proposed LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) ...

Feeling the pain and joys of commuting

19 minutes ago

Long hours commuting to and from work can generate fear, distrust and depression and can change the way people interact with their families and work colleagues, a new study from The Australian National University ...

Peat moss, a necessary bane

29 minutes ago

The temperature balance on Earth may be dependent on a conspicuous creation that sours life for everyone around, guzzles more than a sponge and produces lots of offspring that behave likewise. And you thought ...

Recommended for you

Researchers say anti-pollution rules have uncertain effects

13 hours ago

Air pollution regulations issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are estimated to save thousands of lives annually. A new study by researchers at Indiana University says these estimates are more uncertain than ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.