The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded 26 academic institutions with funds to conduct public health prevention research and studies last Thursday. The award is part of a five-year funding period.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) released their newest data on Thursday regarding trends in education, science, and research in each of the country’s 50 states. A division of the NSF used their state data tool that will gather telling results.
As you probably hear every day, obesity is a problem in the United States. Over the past twenty years, the disease has increased dramatically, and today 35.7% of U.S. adults and 17% of children are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Climate change can affect weather patterns, different ecosystems, mental health, and various other factors. Scientific researchers have urged that if the climate keeps changing, we are going to need to stay on top of important matters.
Each year, Gallup conducts a well-being poll that helps researchers gauge which state is the happiest in the U.S. Hawaii has ranked as the happiest place to live for the past five years, but the 2014 poll reveals a new state claiming the top spot.
Hawaii has become the first state in the U.S. to ban plastic bags at checkout counters. Four of the state’s five counties have issued the ban, with the final county not being a factor because it is barely populated.
In 1989 the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species outlawed the trafficking of African elephant ivory worldwide. However, with a rise in the killings of elephants and rhinos in recent years, world leaders seek to enact stricter laws.
An independent panel is questioning the United States’ proposal to lift federal protections on gray wolves and claims the scientific research cited by the government is insufficient to do so.
CVS Caremark Corp. has announced this morning that their 7,600 stores nationwide wide will no longer sell cigarettes or any other tobacco products. The decision will go into effect in October. They are the first drugstore chain in the United States to make this decision.