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Regarding ozone, for example, the best tree to reduce it is the eastern white pine, of which 48,253 pounds were removed over a 40-year period in Duluth.
The EPA-funded project could help protect water quality and steer fisheries management.
Some 5 milliion people may be eating more fish than recomended by health advisories, according to research by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
From the column: "A Talon Metals nickel-sulfide mine is being planned that could destroy the wild rice fields, paddling and boating, hiking, farming, hunting and fishing, and all the ways we benefit from and enjoy the land."

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Marshall School biology students were studying algae growth in Brewery Creek when they noticed a problem
Brownfield funds make the redevelopment of contaminated sites and structures possible.
The massive project will involve removing tons of contaminated sediment.
Polluted sediment removal in the St. Louis River Estuary at the site has been delayed.
A state official referred to Northeast Minnesota's string of air quality alerts as "kind of astounding."
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.

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A public meeting is set to remove another impairment from the river's infamous list of troubles.
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.
Commissioners billed the announcement Monday as an alternative to discharging leachate into Lake Superior.

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