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Protecting the UK's upland waters from pollution

November 2010

Geographers have been at the heart of the monitoring of the impacts of air pollution on our upland waters, demonstrating progress towards meeting international agreements on emission reductions

Protecting the UK's upland waters from pollution

Key words: Biodiversity and Conservation; Natural Environment; Pollution

The detrimental consequences for wildlife, forests, soils, and freshwater from ‘acid rain’ was first identified in the 1970s and sulphur and nitrogen gas emissions from burning fossil fuels were established as the principal cause in the 1980s.

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