President Trump Withdraws U.S. from Paris Climate Accord

President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord brokered in 2015, saying it was unfair to the U.S. and would cost Americans millions of jobs.


VA Head Comes out in Support of Marijuana for Vets with PTSD

VA Secretary David Shulkin says that he’s “interested” in exploring how cannabis can benefit veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.


Study: CRISPR Gene-Editing Ignites Tons of Unintentional Genetic Mutations

When researchers used CRISPR-Cas9 to correct blindness in mice, they found that the process caused unintentional mutations to more than 1,000 other genes.


Uh Oh: House Passes Bill Nicknamed “Poison Our Waters Act”

The House passed a Republican-backed bill that would roll back pesticide protections for U.S. rivers and lakes, putting aquatic life at risk.


Woman Sues Jelly Bean Company over Misleading Sugar Ingredients

A California woman alleges in a lawsuit that Jelly Belly used fancy phrasing to trick her into thinking its Sports Beans don’t contain sugar.


Are Some Cancer Doctors Immorally Pocketing Money from Patients?

More than a handful of doctor have been caught in the act of needlessly giving out or overcharging for cancer drugs to make a quick buck.


California Senate Passes Bill Banning Drug Company Gifts to Doctors

A bill is on its way to the California Assembly that would ban drug companies from giving doctors gifts, such as airline tickets and lavish meals.


EPA Delays Rule That Would Help Prevent Pesticide Poisoning

The EPA is delaying a proposed rule that would ensure the restricted-use pesticides, atrazine and chlorpyrifos, are applied safely by adult farmworkers.


Scientists Fearful of ‘Ecological Risks’ Sparked by GMO Microalgae

Scientists have created genetically engineered microalgae that have the potential to spread and to cause health and environmental problems.


Lawsuit Accuses Monsanto of Hiring Online Trolls to Attack Critics

Cancer sufferers and their relatives claim in a lawsuit that Monsanto has an “army” of online trolls who are paid to attack people who criticize the company.


Study Finds Pharma Reps Influence Doctor Prescription Decisions

A new study suggests that in teaching hospitals that restrict drug reps, doctors prescribe more generic drugs than branded drugs.


Johnson & Johnson Loses Another Talcum Powder-Cancer Lawsuit Trial

Johnson & Johnson must pay $110 million to a woman who claims her decades-long use of talc-based products caused her ovarian cancer.


UN Urges Action as Microplastics in the Ocean Outnumber the Stars

The United Nations is urging countries to tax or ban single-use plastics that break down into microplastics that clog the oceans and harm marine life.


EPA Won’t Ban Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Despite Proof that It’s Dangerous

EPA head Scott Pruitt says his agency won’t ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos, despite overwhelming research showing it’s dangerous to kids and farm workers.


Trans Fat Ban Reduced Heart Attacks, Strokes, Deaths in NY State

The number of heart attacks and strokes decreased in New York State after several cities and counties banned trans fats, according to a new study.


New Poll Reflects America’s Changing Attitudes Toward Marijuana

A new national survey shows that the majority of Americans view tobacco and alcohol use as a bigger threat than marijuana use.


U.S. Bumblebee Gets Federal Protection … Finally

After a more than month-long delay and much concern, the rusty patched bumblebee has finally been added to the endangered species list.