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Dubuque, 15 other U.S. cities named leaders in climate change

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DUBUQUE (AP) -

The White House is singling out Dubuque, Boston, San Francisco and 13 other cities for leading their peers in efforts to address climate change.

The winners of the competition for cities will receive additional government resources to deal with global warming's impacts, including data tools and a dedicated coordinator to help cities access federal funding.

Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., made the cut. So did Knoxville, Tenn., Montpelier, Vt., and Oberlin, Ohio.

California's Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe is recognized for cutting energy consumption, while Dubuque is addressing flooding issues.

Washington, D.C., and its Maryland and Virginia suburbs are being recognized together, as is Kansas City in Kansas and Missouri. Other winners include California's Sonoma County, Florida's Broward County and Michigan's Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

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