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China’s War on Smog Unleashes Collateral Damage on World’s Farms

Officials have forced natural gas-powered fertilizer plants to shut in areas like Sichuan and Yunnan to conserve the fuel for home-heating in the north, where demand is outpacing supply. That’s boosting prices of nitrogen-rich urea, which is spread on fields to boost soil productivity, after output was already cut by pollution restrictions on coal-fired facilities.

 

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