News bites: Romney, Obama steer clear of climate change

Don’t expect many heated climate change debates on the presidential campaign trail, writes The Boston Globe. The paper says climate talk is taking a backseat to the economy, which polls show voters believe is the most important issue this campaign cycle.

Loose credit from Chinese banks is subsidizing that nation’s solar panel industry, in turn fueling a trade war with the European Union, writes The Wall Street Journal.

A natural-gas firm is threatening to sue New York state regulators if they don’t put an end to local drilling bans, The Associated Press reports.

The 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico might have disrupted the food chain by killing plankton, according to a new study cited by The Associated Press.

Australian wind and solar power might be the continent’s cheapest form of electricity by the mid-2030s, Bloomberg reports.



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