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Climate report: U.S. vulnerable

Critics see agenda in release, say new rules would cost jobs

Posted: May 7, 2014 at 5:27 a.m.

A Texas state-park officer crosses the cracked bed of O.C. Fisher Reservoir in San Angelo, Texas, in August 2011. The lake today remains at a low level that has resulted in the loss of all sport fish.

More than half the U.S. population lives in coastal areas that are "increasingly vulnerable" to the effects of climate change, which will ripple throughout the U.S. economy, a White House advisory group's report concluded.

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