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Technology is winning the war on coal

Mississippi may prove the first state in the U.S. to help coal fight global warming. A new facility rising from Kemper County's loamy soil will take the dirtiest coal from a local mine, turn it to gas, strip out the climate change-causing carbon dioxide, and then burn the gaseous fuel—resulting in pollution rates comparable with a power plant that burns natural gas. If coal use can truly be made (atmospherically) clean, it could act as a powerful counter to global warming.

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