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.

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.

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.

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.