Today’s quick hits, Dec. 12, 2022

‘A raging food catastrophe’: Some regions in the Horn of Africa are reaching catastrophic famine levels because of long-running drought and the surge in commodity prices. (Inside Climate News)

U.S. rejects WTO ruling: The WTO ruled that President Trump violated trade rules when he imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, but the Biden administration said decisions made in the name of national security were immune from WTO review. (Politico)

Land restoration worldwide: In its first Restoration Barometer report, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said $26 billion has been invested in 18 countries to bring 54,000 square miles into restoration activities. (IUCN)

Red tape foils ‘Green Rush’: After a California state court invalidated dozens of licenses to grow marijuana, Trinity County officials have re-approved only 44 licenses, putting in doubt the idea of a thriving legal cannabis industry. (Los Angeles Times)

Surge in pork exports: In October exporters shipped the largest volume of pork since June 2021, aided by a revival in demand by China, but year-to-date sales of 2.18 million tonnes lagged 2021 by 12 percent. (USMEF)