Trump Admin Delays Listing Rusty Patched Bumblebees as Endangered

The Trump administration has delayed listing the rusty patched bumblebee as an endangered species. Conservationists worry it will be cut from the list.


Scientific Panel Softens Stance on Human Gene Editing

With rapid advancements in human genome-editing, a group of scientists have released a 200 pages of recommendations for how to proceed.


DEA Drops Marijuana Myths from its Website Following Legal Challenge

Faced with a legal challenge by a pro-marijuana nonprofit group, the DEA has removed several misleading statements about marijuana from its website.


Jeff Sessions Confirmed as New Attorney General – What’s Next for Marijuana?

As attorney general, Jeff Sessions could undo all of the progress that has been made with marijuana legalization, but it would be a fight.


Brazil Supreme Court Judge: Fight Gangs by Legalizing Drugs

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice is proposing that marijuana and eventually cocaine be legalized to make room in jails and reduce violent crime.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Pot Activists Hand out Thousands of Joints for Trump’s Inauguration

A D.C. marijuana activism group handed out thousands of joints at the Jan. 20 inauguration in protest of President Trump’s attorney general pick.


Washington City Sues OxyContin Maker over Opioid Epidemic

The maker of OxyContin is being sued by the town of Everett, Washington, which wants the company to pay for its massive opioid problem.