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US to build hubs against changing climate
(02-06 10:59)

The United States planned to set up climate hubs for the first time across the country to help agriculture, forestry mitigate the impacts of climate change, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday.
The climate hubs are built according to President Obama' s Climate Action Plan, Vilsack told reporters.
The climate hubs will be located in New Hampshire, North Carolina, Iowa, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Oregon, as three sub-hubs will be built in California, Michigan and Puerto Rico, said Vilsack.
"These climate change hubs and the substations are going to do a risk analysis of crop production and of forestry in terms of changing climates," said Vilsack.
Those hubs will establish "the vulnerabilities" of each region of the country. "We'll determine from those vulnerabilities strategies and technologies and steps that can be taken to mitigate the impacts and effects of climate change, as well as adapting to new ways of agriculture," Vilsack said.
Those hubs will also cooperate with land-grant universities, other related federal agencies, as well as the private and non-profit sector, said Vilsack. --Xinhua
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