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US-China competition fosters action on climate

National Geographic takes a look at the competitive relationship between the U.S. and China, as it aides movement on battling climate change.

Last year, China began to disclose information on air pollution levels from a new monitoring station.

The move, National Geographic says, came after some indirect prodding from the U.S.

And in the renewable energy realm, China aggressively invested in renewables amid last year's dispute with the U.S. over solar energy tariffs.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthyRegina (Gina) McCarthyOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Obama EPA chief: Trump regulation rollbacks won't hold up legally MORE has acknowledged the competitive spirit between the two nations but says the U.S. is positioned to work with China in greater depth on climate change issues.