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Report: US, China must improve climate cooperation

WASHINGTON (AP) - A report from the U.S. Senate is urging the United States and China to cooperate more on curbing greenhouse-gas emissions.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee says new efforts to address emissions by the United States and China could be "the key to a global solution" to climate change. The two countries are the largest emitters of climate-altering pollution.

The report wants the U.S. and China to take advantage of high-level meetings next week to negotiate improved cooperation.

While the Senate is pressing for cooperation, the U.S. House of Representatives has taken a more confrontational approach. It's placed trade tariffs in a House-passed bill to limit heat-trapping pollution. Critics say that could undermine U.S. efforts to persuade developing countries to enter into a new global warming treaty.

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