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Trucks churn up coal dust at the Tavan Tolgoi coal mine in the South Gobi desert. The Tavan Tolgoi deposit is estimated to possess 6.5 billion tons of coal, including high-grade coking coal — a product vital to the steel-making process. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Mongolia's Long Road To Mining Wealth

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Rapid population growth in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, coupled with a household dependence on coal for heating and cooking has created perfect conditions for one of the most extreme cases of air pollution in the world. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Mongolia's Capital Banned Coal To Fix Its Pollution Problem. Will It Work?

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