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Adirondacks to get help against acid rain damage

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The state will use $400,000 from a legal settlement over air pollution to research new ways to combat acid rain damage to the Adirondacks, state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said. The money will fund scientific research on ways to restore the estimated 500 lakes and streams in the rugged mountain region that continue to suffer from acid rain damage. The harmful precipitation, largely attributed to emissions from Midwestern power plants, has damaged tree species ...

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