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NOVA; Acid Rain: New Bad News


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Acid Rain: New Bad News
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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Acid rain is an extremely complex phenomenon whose causes and effects are just starting to be fully understood. It's a form of air pollution which has been blamed for the increased acidification of some North American and European lakes, ponds and streams, resulting in the death of aquatic plants and animals. NOVA looks at some of the latest ramifications of air pollution, focusing on the problem of forest decline in Europe and North America, and explores the status of current research on acid rain.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Acid Rain: New Bad News,” 12/03/1984, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56E50066AB554D4F8F694FF35BC230EB.
MLA: “NOVA; Acid Rain: New Bad News.” 12/03/1984. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56E50066AB554D4F8F694FF35BC230EB>.
APA: NOVA; Acid Rain: New Bad News. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56E50066AB554D4F8F694FF35BC230EB
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