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ACID RAIN IN MAINE WITH STEVE NORTON: MAY 2

Camden — Geochemist Steve Norton will speak about air pollution and acid rain and their effect on Maine’s environment at Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, May 2, at noon.Norton’s talk will focus on the history of air pollution, how it has affected Maine, the individual scientists who have influenced our understanding of acid rain, and different ways scientists in Maine are researching the effects of acid rain. Norton will speak about how his own research has led him to study lake sediments, peat cores, soil chemistry and modern water chemistry in Maine’s lakes, streams, bogs and mountains.Norton has been with the University of Maine department of geology faculty since 1968. He continues his research on the chemistry of aluminum, iron and phosphorus and how they interact and control biological productivity in Maine lakes.Tuesday talks are open to the public for $5, with free admission for members of Merryspring. For more information, contact info@merryspring.org or call 236-2239.