Green rain

We all know what ‘acid rain’ is, don’t we? But do you know what ‘green rain’ is?

green rainFor those who are not aware of acid rain – acid rain is a kind of unusual rain caused due to pollution in the air. SOx (sulfur dioxide) and NOx (nitrogen oxide) react with water molecules in the falling rain and turn this water acidic, that is it turns the water that is at pH 7 to one that is less than 7. This can happen with not just rain but other kinds of precipitation too, like snow, hail etc. Corrosive substances are mostly acids and hence we know that acid rains can have a destructive effect on things it comes in touch with. History tells us that the famous Taj Mahal has been a victim to this.

A recent incident in the Dombivali area in Maharashtra, India, witnessed something known as the…

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