Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Lose Federal Protection After 42 Years

The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced that Yellowstone grizzly bears will lose federal protections under the Endangered Species Act.


WIN! California to List Glyphosate as a Carcinogen

Effective July 7, 2017, glyphosate will be listed as a carcinogenic chemical and will require warning labels under California’s Proposition 65.


Waters at Risk? EPA Will Revoke the Clean Waters Act of 1972

The EPA announced that it will “withdraw” the Clean Waters Act of 1972, potentially polluting the drinking water of 1 in 3 Americans.


New Utah Facility Will Turn Food Waste into Renewable Energy

A facility will open in Salt Lake City, Utah, in late 2018 that will convert organic food waste into natural gas and fertilizer.


Adverse Effects from Personal Care Products Climb 300% in 2016

There was a 300% spike in adverse events caused by cosmetics and personal care products from 2015 to 2016, some of them severe enough to be fatal.


Gov. Scott’s Signature Makes Medical Marijuana Officially Legal in Florida

Gov. Rick Scott signed Amendment 2 on June 23, 2017, officially making medical marijuana – except for smoking – legal in the state of Florida.


EPA Delays Rules Limiting Methane Admission, Admits it may Harm Kids

The EPA says it will delay a rule by 2 years that would reduce methane emissions, and require oil and gas companies to track and patch leaks.


Arkansas Temporarily Bans the Sale and Use of Dicamba Herbicide

The Arkansas Plant Board voted to ban spraying of the herbicide dicamba on any crops except for pasture land for 120 days.


Mexico Just Beat the U.S. to Legalizing Medical Marijuana

In June 2017, the president of Mexico signed a decree legalizing medical marijuana across the entire country, but pot products must contain 1% THC or less.


China Now Home to the World’s Largest Floating Solar Plant

China’s Anhui province is home to the world’s largest floating solar plant. The plant’s 160,000 solar panels will provide power to 15,000 homes.


Study: Birth Control Pills can Lower Women’s Quality of Life

A new study shows that birth control pills containing ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel lower women’s quality of life.


Medical Marijuana for Treatment of PTSD Gets Green Light in Colorado

After many failed attempts, medical marijuana is a legal treatment for PTSD in Colorado now that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17.


The FDA Wants this Highly Addictive Opioid Taken off the Market

The FDA has asked the maker of Opana ER, a powerful opioid linked to an outbreak of HIV in Indiana, to stop selling the painkiller.


More Wildlife Fish are Experiencing ‘Intersex’ – What Could be Causing This?

Reproductivity of largemouth and smallmouth bass in wildlife refuges is threatened. Are endocrine-disrupting agrochemicals the primary cause?


Marijuana Could be a Viable Treatment for Migraines for Many

A new study is the first of its kind to back many migraine sufferers’ claims that marijuana both prevents and treats these agonizing headaches.


Environmental Working Group Releases its 2017 Guide to Sunscreens

The Environmental Working Group has released its 11th annual Guide to Sunscreens, including information on hazardous chemicals and SPF concerns.


Could Boosting the Immune System Halt Autism and Schizophrenia?

Researchers say a molecule found in the brain associated with immunity has been found to play a large role in social interaction, giving us insight into autism.