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When operating, it will be the largest single new source of CO2 in the northern plains, perhaps in the entire country.
The Fufeng plant will be a huge polluter. It will produce more CO2 than all other sources in North Dakota and Minnesota except a few coal plants.
The EPA-funded project could help protect water quality and steer fisheries management.
Prolonged, severe drought has produced massive wildfires outside the region that emit heavy smoke that has caused unprecedented air quality problems in North Dakota and Minnesota.
With above-normal fire activity expected in Canada, the region can expect smoky air this summer. But drought conditions in Minnesota have improved so the likelihood of major wildfires within the state is lower, according to a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency forecast released Tuesday, April 26.
The "Life and Breath" report released Tuesday showed air pollution contributing to about 2,000 Minnesota deaths in 2015, including 200 deaths in Duluth, Rochester and St. Cloud.

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Our planet’s natural world is facing the largest mass extinction event since dinosaurs.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS, are a group of chemicals used in products like nonstick cookware, fast food wrappers and cosmetics, but increasing evidence suggests they are harmful to humans and the environment.
The report said pollution from pesticides, plastics and electronic waste is causing widespread human rights violations as well as at least 9 million premature deaths a year, and that the issue is largely being overlooked.

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