News bites: OPEC keeps output ceiling, the climate change-pasta nexus, and more

The Wall Street Journal reports from OPEC's meeting in Vienna:

OPEC decided Wednesday to maintain its oil production ceiling of 30 million barrels a day, though it was unclear whether the group would say anything to address the fact that it's currently producing well above that target, according to OPEC delegates.

Despite the swift accord on the production ceiling at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting in Vienna, the group continued to wrangle over who would replace its outgoing secretary-general, Libyan national Abdalla Salem el-Badri, who is due to retire at the end of the year.

Newsweek reports that “if humans want to keep eating pasta, we will have to take much more aggressive action against global warming.” Click here to find out why.

The Associated Press reports on the fallout from Duke Energy’s merger with Progress Energy.

National Public Radio looks at whether California will have a new oil-and-gas boom.

The BBC reports that German prosecutors have raided Deutsche Bank offices “as part of an investigation into a tax evasion scheme involving the trading of carbon permits.”