Cause : a chemical reaction between sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides . These substances can rise very high into the atmosphere, where they mix and react with water, oxygen, and other chemicals to form acid rain .
Effect : Acid rain makes waters acidic and causes them to absorb the aluminum that makes its way from soil into lakes and streams and also damages forests. It robs the soil of essential nutrients in the soil.
Cure : People should or washing the coal before it is burned or use renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power.