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October 2015

Chipotle’s closes 43 restaurants in two states over E. coli


At least 43 Chipotle restaurants in Oregon and Washington state have been temporarily closed out of an abundance of caution after 22 people became sick after eating at the Mexican food chain since October 14, 2015.

Source: Chipotle’s closes 43 restaurants in two states over E. coli

White House prepares six-step plan for catastrophic solar flares


We take the nation’s power grid for granted. But what would happen if the power went out all over the country, or all over the world? This scenario has resulted in the White House coming out with a contingency plan if a massive solar flare hits.

Source: White House prepares six-step plan for catastrophic solar flares

The high cost of product recalls can be complex


Not a day go by without a handful of recall notices being posted to the Internet or in the newspapers. The number of recalls is so numerous that the federal government has set up a special website devoted to recalls just so we can keep track of them.

Source: The high cost of product recalls can be complex

Is this a trick? Feds say pumpkins contribute to global warming


Did you know that those scary-looking jack-o-lanterns on people’s front stoops are dangerous? The Energy Department says those carved pumpkins will come back to haunt us as they lay rotting on some landfill after they are thrown out after the holiday.

Source: Is this a trick? Feds say pumpkins contribute to global warming

Consumer advocates tell us to say ‘Hell No’ to ‘Hello Barbie’


Mattel’s latest doll, “Hello Barbie,” due to be on store shelves this fall, is under attack from the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC). Starting next week, the CCFC is launching its “Hell No Barbie” campaign on social media to stop its sale.

Source: Consumer advocates tell us to say ‘Hell No’ to ‘Hello Barbie’

International Bat Week highlights the role bats play in nature


Bats may be an essential figure in Halloween scenes, but they are even more essential to humans than most people realize. International Bat Week started on Monday and will go through October 31, Halloween. This year, we are being asked to help our bats.

Source: International Bat Week highlights the role bats play in nature

Domino’s unveils the ultimate pizza delivery vehicle


Using crowd-sourcing, one pizza company solved the problem of designing the perfect delivery vehicle, one with a warming oven built-in that brings the pizza fresh to a customer’s door at just the perfect temperature.

Source: Domino’s unveils the ultimate pizza delivery vehicle

Seafood fraud – Farm-raised salmon being sold as wild-caught


Chances are good the wild-caught salmon you ordered the last time you ate out was not what you paid for. A recent survey found that 43 percent of salmon sold in restaurants and at the retail level are mislabeled as being wild-caught.

Source: Seafood fraud – Farm-raised salmon being sold as wild-caught

Man-caused fires in Indonesia leading to loss of orangutans


One of our greatest environmental disasters is being played out in Indonesia. Fires, started by humans with total disregard for the environment and the health of millions of people, have devastated thousands of acres, and now put orangutans at risk.

Source: Man-caused fires in Indonesia leading to loss of orangutans

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