Environment Ministries, Agencies and NGOs

1. Nitrogen and Sulfur Oxide Emissions by Country

Important data for all groups!

2. Links for regional groups (Click the triangle)

 Norway/Sweden

Miljø Direktoratet (Norwegian Environment Agency)
State of the Environment - Acid Rain (2015)
Deposition Maps of Sulphur ("svovel") and Nitrogen 1978-2011 (2013)
Areas where critical loads are exceeded (2015)
Reduced Acidification (2017)
Norway Online
Norwegian Environmental Technology - Chapter 4 pdf (2010) or pdf (2013, page 39)
Naturvårdsverket (Swedish Environmental Protection Agency)
Swedish Environmental Policy: Acid Rain pdf (1999)
Natural Acidification Only (2014)
Sweden's Environmental Objectives: ppt (2014), pdf (2012), pdf (2008), or pdf (2007) have different figures
Environmental quality criteria for the forest landscape pdf (2007)
Environmental quality criteria for the agricultural landscape pdf (2007)
Environmental quality criteria for groundwater pdf (2007) or pdf (2000)
Environmental quality criteria for the lakes and watercourses pdf (2000)
Effects of nitrogen deposition on Forest Ecosystems pdf (2000)
Recovery from Acidification in the Natural Environment pdf (1999)
Luftförorenings- och klimatsekretariatet (Swedish Air Pollution & Climate Secretariat)
Air and the Environment or pdf (2004)
See Chapter 2. Air pollution and nature, Chapter 3. Air pollution and man, and Chapter 5. Acidification
Acidification (2008)
Health Impact of Emissions from Large Point Sources or pdf (2006)
Markinfo (Department of Soil and Environment, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet)
Exchangeable Base Cations Sweden (2006)
Katjonutbyteskapcitet (Cation Exchange Capacity) Sweden. Click on "karta" for map (1993-2002)
UNECE Forestry Department (United Nations Economic Comission for Europe)
Clearing the air pdf (2009)
Maintenance of Forest Ecosystem Health and Vitality pdf (2011)
Base Saturation Map pdf (2011)
Case Study (Sweden)
Freshwater Acidification (1999)
European Modeling and Evaluation Program (emep)
Officially reported emission data
Environmental Science & Technology
Modeling Future Acidification and Fish Populations in Norwegian Surface Waters or pdf, ES&T 44(14), 5345-5351(2010)
Coordination Centre for Effects (Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution UNECE)
Final Report: European critical loads: database, biodiversity and ecosystems at risk (2017). See main report and reports for Norway and for Sweden.

 Germany/Poland/Czech Republic

Umweltbundesamt (German Environment Agency)
State of the Environment and Agriculture in Germany pdf (2011) or Critical Loads for Acidification
State of the Environment pdf (2006) or Air and Soil
Air and Air Pollution Control: Acidification pdf (2011)
Environmental Data Graphs (in German)
Emissions of air pollutants 1990-2015
SO2 1985-2008 and NO2 1990-2008
NO2 2001-2016 single year maps (See pdf links at bottom of page)
"pH-Wertes" (pH-Values) and "Ionenkonzentrationen" (ion concentrations) found in precipitation 1982-2011
Sulphur Dioxide (2013)
Emissions of air pollutants on steep decline since reunification (2012)
Impacts of air pollution on human health, ecosystems and cultural heritage, LRTAP pdf (2010)
Botany Online (Universität Hamburg, Department Biologie)
Air Pollution, Acid Rain, and Forest Damage (2003)
Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung (German Senate Department for Urban Development)
Effects of Long-term Pollution Load on the Forest Ecosystem (1997)
International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests
25 Years of ICP Forests or pdf (2010)
German National Forest Condition Report pdf (2012) or pdf (2009)
Cause-effect Relationships of Forest Ecosystems or pdf (2002)
Inspekcja Ochrony Środowiska (Polish State Inspectorate for Environmental Protection)
State of the Environment (1998)
Kabinet environmentálních studi (Charles University Environment Center, Czech Republic)
State of the Environment. See chapter 3a pdf (2003)
Èeský geologický ústav (Czech Geological Survey)
Acidification and Eutrophication of Soil and Water in the Czech Republic (2003)
Air Pollution & Climate Secretariat (Luftförorenings- och klimatsekretariatet)
Health Impact of Emissions from Large Point Sources or pdf (2006)
UNEP Global Resource Information Database
Acid Rain in Europe, large map (1993)
European Soil Portal
State of the Environment Report (1010), Critical load map (1980 and 2010)
UNECE Forestry Department (United Nations Economic Comission for Europe)
Clearing the air pdf (2009)
Maintenance of Forest Ecosystem Health and Vitality pdf (2011)
Base Saturation Map pdf (2011)
Case Study
Czech Republic (1999)
European Modeling and Evaluation Program (emep)
Officially reported emission data
Environmental Science & Technology
Recovery of Acidified European Surface Waters or pdf, ES&T 39(3), 64A-72A(2005)
Coordination Centre for Effects (Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution UNECE)
Final Report: European critical loads: database, biodiversity and ecosystems at risk (2017). See main report and reports for Czech Republic, for Germany, and for Poland.

 England/Scotland

National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory
Acidification and Eutrification or NO2 or SO2 by sector and year (1981-2015)
Emissions maps (2015) or SO2 or NOx
United Kingdom Acid Waters Monitoring Network
About the AWMN
Annual Reports or pdf (2016)
Extensive data for each site
Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
Air Quality Reports: pdf (2008) or pdf (1999)
Scotland's Soil Resource or pdf (2006)
State of Scotland's Environment pdf (2006)
Scottish Government
Scottish Environmental Statistics Annual Reports or pdf (2016)
Emissions of Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxides from Large Combustion Plants pdf
Sensitive Habitats Exceeding Critical Loads for Acidification and Eutrophication pdf
Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs
Acid Rain Reports: Acidifying Pollutants pdf (2015)
National Expert Group on Transboundary Air Pollution
NEGTAP Final Report pdf (2001)
UK Office for National Statistics
Acid Rain Precursor Emissions by Industry and Gas 1990-2015 or Excel sheet (2017)
UK Air Pollution Information System
Acid deposition (2015)
Luftförorenings- och klimatsekretariatet (Air Pollution & Climate Secretariat)
Health Impact of Emissions from Large Point Sources or pdf (2006)
Case Study
United Kingdom (1999)
European Modeling and Evaluation Program (emep)
Officially reported emission data
Environmental Science & Technology
Hydrochloric Acid: An Overlooked Driver of Environmental Change or pdf, ES&T Feb 2, 2011
Coordination Centre for Effects (Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution UNECE)
Final Report: European critical loads: database, biodiversity and ecosystems at risk (2017). See main report and report for United Kingdom.

 Canada/US

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Acid Rain Home
Progress Reports
Emission Reductions
United States Geological Survey
Acid Rain and Our Nation's Capital (1997)
Soil-Calcium Depletion Linked To Acid Rain And Forest Growth In The Eastern United States pdf (1999)
Water Science School: Acid Rain (2013)
Hubbard Brook Research Foundation
Hubbard Brook Ecosystem
Acid Rain Revisited pdf (2001) and web page
Nitrogen Pollution pdf (2003) and web page
Hubbard Brook: An 8,000-acre Test Tube, Living on Earth (2016)
National Atmospheric Deposition Program
Acid Rain
Maps and Methods
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Acid Rain in Wisconsin pdf (2005)
Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides emission report pdf (2007)
Passing the acid test (1998)
Lessons from Little Rock Lake (2007) or pdf
ScienceDaily
Wisconsin Lake Study Shows Persistence Of Acid Rain Effects (2000)
NASA Earth Observatory
The Ups and Downs of Sulfur Dioxide in North America (2017)
Environment Canada
Wildlife and Habitat Monitoring (2014)
Acid Rain (2013)
Canada-United States Air Quality Agreement Achieves 20 Years of Success in Reducing Acid Rain (March, 2011)
Canada - United States Air Quality Agreement Progress Report pdf (2010)
Air: Acid Rain (2010)
Water: Acid Rain (2010)
An acid rain legacy for Canada’s freshwater lakes (EnviroZine, 93, July 2009)
Acid Rain Still Plaguing Lakes and Loons (Sept/Oct 2000)
Pollution Probe (Canada)
The Acid Rain Primer pdf (2006)
Our Changing Planet: Acid Rain (2008)
Case Study
Canada (1999)
Water, Soil, and Air Pollution: Focus
Recovery of Acidified Lakes: Lessons From Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (2007)
International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
Acid Rain and Inspectors: Buildings at Risk
Environmental Science & Technology
Acid precipitation in historical perspective or pdf, ES&T 16(2), 110A-123A (1982)
Effects of Acidic Deposition and Soil Acidification on Sugar Maple Trees in the Adirondack Mountains, New York or pdf, ES&T 47(22), 12687-12694(2013)
Surface Water Quality Is Improving due to Declining Atmospheric N Deposition or pdf, ES&T 47(22), 12687-12694(2013)

 China/Korea/Japan

State Environmental Protection Agency (China)
State of the Environment (2015)
Reports on the State of the Environment
Atmospheric Environment 2011 pdf, 2010 pdf, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
Acid Rain (1997)
China Water Risk
Report on the State of the Environment (2012)
China Daily
Thermal power worsens acid rain pollution (2004)
Watchdog plans control of acid rain (2004)
One third of nation hit by acid rain (2006)
A hard rain is falling as acid erodes beauty (2011)
Senior official calls for cap on coal consumption (2011)
Challenges in environmental protection still serious (2011)
Emission rules get tougher (2011)
Despite goal, country releases more pollutants (2011)
Learn from EU energy road map (2012)
Acid rain hangs cloud over Guangdong province (2012)
Lingering pollution prompts curbs on auto emissions (2013)
Black diamonds (2013)
Acid rain, haze and noise, threats to Zhejiang (2013)
Past measures saved today's climate (2013)
Prospects for China's Air Pollution Control: Problems and Policy Options (2013)
Capital to wipe out coal use by 2020 (2016)
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Implementing SO2 Emissions in China pdf (2003)
World Bank
Cost of Pollution in China: Economic Estimates of Physical Damages pdf (2007)
China Development Gateway
Acid Rain in China (2004)
COSMOS
Acid Rain in China threatening the food chain (2006)
NDTV
Acid rains make life hard in 258 Chinese cities (2011)
Greenpeace
China halts more than 150 coal-fired power plants (2017)
US News & World Report
China Reports Drop In Acid Rain Pollutant (2009)
NASA Earth Observatory
Sulfur Dioxide Emissions Fall in China, Rise in India (2017)
Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET)
Acid Deposition and the Environment or pdf (2007)
Clean Air for a Sustainable Future pdf (2009)
Countries' effort and achievements in combating acid deposition pdf (2010)
State of Acid Deposition in East Asia or National Assessments pdf (2016) or pdf (2011)
Japanese Ministry of the Environment
Countermeasures against Acid Deposition (1995)
Acid Rain (1997)
Acid Rain (1998)
State of the Global Environment at a Glance: Acid Deposition
State of Japan's Environment at a Glance: Air Pollution
Long-term Acid Deposition Monitoring, pdf (2002)
Report on Acid Deposition Survey (2004)
Report of the Long Term National Acid Deposition Monitoring in Japan pdf (2007)
Annual Report on the Environment in Japan (2017)
Ministry of Environment Republic of Korea
37% of sulfur dioxide comes from China (2006)
Environmental Statistics Yearbook: SO2, NO2, and pH in Korean Cities pdf (2011)
Ecorea White Paper: see Air pdf (2015)
Corrosion Science and Technology
Corrosivity of Atmospheres on the Korean Peninsula CS&T 10(4) 109-117 (2011) Maps of pH, SO2 and NO2
Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
Changes in pH, CEC and Exchangeable Acidity of Some Forest Soils in Southern China During the Last 32–35 Years WA&SP 108(3), 377-390 (1998)
World Resources Institute
Acid rain: Downpour in Asia (1998)
BBC
China Hit by Acid Rain (2006)
Environmental Science & Technology
Acid Rain in China or pdf, ES&T 40(2), 418-425(2006)
Soil Acidification in China: Is Controlling SO2 Emissions Enough? or pdf, ES&T 43(21) 8021-8026 (2009)
Response of Surface Water Acidification in Upper Yangtze River to SO2 Emissions Abatement in China or pdf, ES&T 45(8) 3275-3281 (2011)
Deposition and Leaching of Sulfur, Nitrogen and Calcium in Four Forested Catchments in China: Implications for Acidification or pdf, ES&T 45(4) 1192-1198 (2011)
Nitrogen Oxides Emissions from Thermal Power Plants in China: Current Status and Future Predictions or pdf, ES&T 47(19) 111350-11357 (2013)
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions
Sulfur dioxide and primary carbonaceous aerosol emissions in China and India, 1996–2010 or pdf, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 9839-9864, (2011)
Fig. 2. SO2 emissions by sector and fuel type in China and India during 1996–2010 pdf (2011)
US Energy Information Discussions
China consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined (2013)

 India

Down to Earth
Acid rain arriving soon in India (1999)
India Environment Portal
Industrialisation bringing acid rain to India (2007)
Ministry of Environment and Forest
Acid Rain Status in India – an update (2008)
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions
Sulfur dioxide and primary carbonaceous aerosol emissions in China and India, 1996–2010 or pdf (2011)
Fig. 2. SO2 emissions by sector and fuel type in China and India during 1996–2010 pdf (2011)
Times of India
Pollution turning country's rainfall acidic, says study (2017)
NASA Earth Observatory
Sulfur Dioxide Emissions Fall in China, Rise in India (2017)
Scientific Reports
India Is Overtaking China as the World’s Largest Emitter of Anthropogenic Sulfur Dioxide (2017)

 Other

Brazil

Academia Brasileira de Ciências
Identification of sensitivity of soils to acidic deposition or (pdf) (2004)

Heritage Sites

CyArk
Top 5 Endangered Heritage Sites - Acid Rain (2009)

Cartoons

Acid Rain Exercise

3. Soil maps

4. Acid Rain and its Environmental Effects

Acidification in a Global Perspective, Ambio, 18(3), 155-160 (1989)

Papers from the Ninth International Conference on Acid Deposition
Atmospheric Environment, Volume 146, Pages 1-346 (December 2016)


External Links | What Happens to Acid Rain? | ChemConnections
Links verified 1/23/2018 but goverments and agencies do frequently change their page addresses.