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Henry A Waxman
U.S.-China climate change agreement: What you need to know
U.S.-China climate change agreement: What you need to know

Wednesday's agreement between the United States and China on cutting greenhouse gas emissions could have lasting implications for the entire world. Here are some important things to know.  What are greenhouse gas emissions? These gases come from primarily from electricity production and transportation but also from agriculture, commercial businesses and residences. In the United States, the burning of coal and natural gas for electricity production contributes to the majority of greenhouse gas buildup in the atmosphere, which in turn contributes to climate change. Thirty-two percent of 2012 greenhouse gas emissions came from electricity production and 28% from transportation...

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