My report will cover the effects of acid rain on the environment, its historical impacts, the causes, and how to recover and prevent it. The history will cover when scientists first discovered and coined acid rain, and when scientists first began to perceive it as a problem. The major causes will be discussed, such as the oxides of nitrogen and sulfur. Point sources and nonpoint sources and the impacts they have had on acidification of lakes and streams. Natural sources will also be touched upon. Environmental issues, such as the acidification of lakes and streams, eutrophication, and air pollution, along with the major problems they caused, will be discussed. Human health issues and the programs the EPA introduced to reduce acid rain with other prevention mechanics will be covered. Overall, it will judge the impact acid rain has had and its current effects on humans and the environment.