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  1. U.S. and China Commit to Carbon Action

    In case you’re feeling gloomy about the planet, there’s promise in the air. President Obama told the U.N. climate change summit the U.S. will cut emissions 17 percent by 2020. Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli seconded this, pledging for the first time that China — the world’s worst carbon emission offender — will curb its climate-harming output as well. Whether the countries will sign a global climate treaty by 2015 remains unclear, but there could be blue skies ahead.

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