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Whatever happened to acid rain? - Joseph Goffman

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In 1963, scientists studying Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest made a shocking discovery. Their most recent rainfall samples were nearly 100 times more acidic than usual; which could destroy the area’s ecosystems in a matter of decades. What was causing this deadly rainfall? And what could be done to stop it? Joseph Goffman details how scientists transformed this major threat into a minor issue.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Joseph Goffman
  • Director Nick Hilditch
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Sound Designer Nick Hilditch
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Special Thanks Cole Jermyn
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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