Snippets from the news
• Summer Arctic sea-ice drops to second lowest level on record.
• China’s carbon emissions from power plants to increase by a third this year, report says.
• Japan publishes “research” on 4,500 whales it’s killed.
• German study finds going veg can cut carbon emissions.
• Massive flooding in India incites food riots.
• Federal appeals court says U.S. government must repay oil companies for their leases off California coast.
• Japanese companies start work on solar-powered ship.
• Wind turbines may mess with bats.