Snippets from the news
• Global carbon-dioxide emissions rising rapidly.
• Cities produce less than two-fifths of greenhouse-gas emissions, says study.
• In 2002, EPA prepared to declare public-health emergency over asbestos contamination — then met with White House and decided not to.
• E.U. lawmakers deny Big Auto more lenient emissions curbs.
• Climate-change program that lost federal funding is resurrected.