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Allergen Triggers Recall, Disposal of Millions of Pounds of Food

Big food manufacturers have found themselves faced with recalling millions of pounds of food intended for institutional settings, this time for an undocumented allergen. The problem raises a larger question about how the U.S. can guarantee a safe food supply if it isn’t closely monitoring the products in global supply chains.

1200+ Businesses, Cities and States Tell World “We’re Still In”

Trump may have left Paris, but more than 1,200 cities, counties, businesses, states and NGOs say they intend to advance their support of Paris climate goals. As the divide grows between federal and local priorities, businesses are setting their own agendas for reducing carbon emissions.

A U.S. Carbon Club to Meet Paris Commitment — Without the Feds

Oregon-based nonprofit calls for establishment of U.S. Carbon Club to meet Paris commitment. The bold effort of a carbon club will advance the U.S. towards its Paris goals, put a price on carbon nationally, and stimulate climate-friendly projects.

There Are Climate Change Refugees in the U.S. Right Now

The time for those climate change relocations we’ve speculated about is here, folks. Three communities on opposite ends of the country explore how to weather the expensive challenges of being “climate change refugees.” And interestingly, each has a different challenge and a different answer to the problem.

Can the Sun Pay for Trump’s Border Wall?

Donald Trump says his border wall idea could be paid for by installing solar panels on it. The truth, however, is that the financial viability of such a project is far more complicated.

Trump’s FAA Privatization Plan Could Reduce GHG Emissions

President Donald Trump’s plan to reform the air traffic control system across the U.S. could actually result the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions due to increased efficiencies. Do not count on the president to sell those benefits as he touts his plan, however.

Center for Biological Diversity Says Border Wall Prototype Construction Illegal

President Trump’s massive border wall project has yet to start, but according to the Center for Biological Diversity, he’s already in violation of federal law (again). The administration has OK’ed the construction of “up to 20” 30-foot-tall prototypes in the critical habitat of the Otay Mesa, Calif., where one-of-a-kind species live. “Trump’s wall threatens to cut through the heart of the borderlands, among the most biologically and culturally diverse areas in North America. It will be a blight of epic proportions,” a representative explained.

Trump’s Delay of Calorie-Counting Rule Irritates Restaurants

The Trump Administration has instructed the FDA to rescind a rule that would have streamlined calorie disclosure requirements on chain restaurants’ menu items. But businesses are saying the decision adds to labeling confusion that is a burden on the industry in the first place.

Koch Bros Sponsor Washington Post Energy Coverage

The Washington Post has been revived thanks to Jeff Bezos, and has been key in the resistance against the Trump Administration. So we were surprised to see that the newspaper’s excellent energy newsletter was sponsored by the Koch Brothers.