China Is Building Vertical Forests in Nanjing to Fight Pollution

In 2018, the city of Nanjing, China, will erect the Nanjing Green Towers, 2 buildings that will serve as Vertical Forests designed to fight air pollution.


Alarming Levels of Radiation Discovered in Fukushima Reactor

TEPCO says it recorded astronomical levels of radiation at Fukushima Daiichi’s crippled No 2 reactor. Even a tiny bit of exposure would kill a person.


Thousands of Dead Bees Wash Ashore in South Florida

On February 7, people walking along the shore in Lowdermilk Park Beach in South Florida reported seeing thousands of dead and dying bees.


Will 2017 be the Year That New York Legalizes Marijuana?

In New York, state lawmakers recently introduced bills A3506 and S3040 aimed at legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana for people age 18 and older.


Mouse Pancreas Grown in GMO Rats Reverses Diabetes in Mice

By implanting insulin-producing cells from mice into rats, scientists were able to grow a mouse pancreas that reversed diabetes in the mice.


New Colorado Marijuana Report Should Quiet Some Critics

A recently released report on marijuana trends in Colorado shows that use among both adults and teens has remained fairly unchanged in recent years.


Finland Wants to Cut Tobacco Use to 2% or Less by 2040

Finland has set an ambitious goal of going 98% tobacco-free by 2040 through taxes, and fees and licenses for store owners who wish to sell tobacco products.


Delhi Government Passes a Disposable Plastics Ban for the 2nd Time

On January 1, 2017, a law banning the use of all disposable plastics throughout the capital region, which was voted on in December 2016.


Drug-Resistant Malaria Appears in the U.K.

Researchers in the U.K. recently discovered drug-resistant malaria in 4 patients who had traveled to Africa, where the disease is rampant.


January 30 was “Marijuana Monday” for Residents of Maine

On January 30, Maine joined 7 other states and the District of Columbia, which have all legalized marijuana for recreational use.


Free Soda Refills Banned in France

France has prohibited hotels, restaurants, and school cafeterias from offering free refills of soda and other sugary beverages.


Trump Freezes EPA Grants, Orders Media Blackout

In the few days that Donald Trump has been in the White House, his administration has directed employees at the EPA to freeze its grants and contracts.


Scientists Create Human-Pig Embryo for Transplant Research

Scientists have created embryos that are part-pig, part-human for the purpose of studying how to grow organs for human transplant.


California Judge Tentatively OKs Roundup Cancer Warning Label

A California judge has ruled that the state can require a warning label on Monsanto’s Roundup that states it may cause cancer.


Daughter of Singer Amy Grant Gives her Best Friend a Kidney

The daughter of singer Amy Grant donated one of her kidneys to her best friend January 24. The story is quite inspiring, right?


CDC Axes Long-Awaited Climate Change and Health Summit

Less than 2 weeks before Trump’s inauguration, the CDC canceled a climate change summit that had been in the works for months.


Pharma Industry Ads Seek to Draw Attention away from Drug Costs

Pharmaceutical industry lobbyists are launching a massive ad campaign aimed at changing people’s opinions of the industry.