Snippets from the news
• England’s plan for eco-towns meets grassroots revolt.
• Don’t lick your TV — it’s covered with toxic dust.
• British Columbia will adopt California’s tailpipe standards.
• Japan favors cutting emissions by up to 80 percent by 2050.
• States trump local opposition to renewable energy at home.
• Canada turns on to green-collar jobs.
• Chemicals in U.S. waters are decreasing.