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California, China to team up on climate research institute

24 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - As tensions between China and the United States ratchet up, former California Gov. Jerry Brown sees a way to bring together the world's largest carbon emitter and a U.S. state that's leading the way in energy standards: climate change.
Brown and Xie Zhenhua, China's top climate official, will announce a new university partnership focused on climate research and policy on Monday as part of the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York.
While it may seem like an unlikely pairing, Brown has been building a partnership with China for years. And China, which emits...
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