As Vaping Deaths Mount, Cannabis Bros Smell Opportunity 

Alejandro de la Garza At a cannabis industry event in New York this fall, product reps handed out hemp joints and CBD gummies as shop talk flowed and business cards traded hands. Onstage, entrepreneurs ardently pitched new vaping devices, flavors and pet-friendly hemp products. Among the mostly male attendees, the mood was ascendent — marijuana is a growing industry, with global sales expected to reach more than $66 billion by 2026, and almost everyone here had gotten in on the ground floor. But recent events are jeopardizing the weed business, not to mention harshing good vibes. Since August, vaping products, … Continue reading As Vaping Deaths Mount, Cannabis Bros Smell Opportunity 

Chicago Teachers Strike – Canceling Classes for 300,000 Students

Kathleen Foody and Don Babwin / AP (CHICAGO) — Chicago teachers went on strike Thursday, marching on picket lines after failing to reach a contract deal with the nation’s third-largest school district in a dispute that canceled classes for more than 300,000 students. The strike came after the Chicago Teachers Union confirmed Wednesday night that its 25,000 members would not return to their classrooms. It follows months of negotiations between the union and Chicago Public Schools that failed to resolve disputes over pay and benefits, class size and teacher preparation time. The strike is Chicago’s first major walkout by teachers … Continue reading Chicago Teachers Strike – Canceling Classes for 300,000 Students

To Protect the Amazon Rainforest and Beyond, We Must Start in the Andes

Stef de Haan If the Amazon rainforest are the lungs of the planet, then the Andes are its lifeblood. The world’s last remaining hotspot for agrobiodiversity, the region is the origin of many nutritionally important crop species and superfoods—grains like amaranth and quinoa; lupine pulses and maca roots—that underpin ecosystems, economies and diets. At the same time, agriculture at the highest altitudes in the world is acutely threatened by climate change, with increasingly extreme droughts, hailstorms and frosts. Home to more than 85 of the planet’s 110 climate zones, the Andes is a living laboratory—for advances in both climate science … Continue reading To Protect the Amazon Rainforest and Beyond, We Must Start in the Andes

Watch the TIME 100 Health Summit Live

Jamie Ducharme Some of the biggest names in health, science, politics and entertainment will convene in New York City on Thursday for the inaugural TIME 100 Health Summit, with the goal of defining—and shaping—the future of health care. The Summit, is an offshoot of the magazine’s annual TIME 100 list of influential people, will address the largest questions, challenges and breakthroughs in health care today, from climate change and global health to paying for the cutting-edge cures emerging from scientific research. The event, which will begin with opening remarks at 9:45 a.m., will include a range of interviews, panels and … Continue reading Watch the TIME 100 Health Summit Live

Here’s Why Domestic Violence Kills So Many Women and Children in America

Madeleine Carlisle and Melissa Chan Boston Globe—Boston Globe via Getty ImagesA memorial to a family of five found shot to death in their home in Abington, Mass., in what police said was a murder-suicide on Oct. 7, 2019. La’Shea Cretain had just finished feeding her 4-month-old daughter when her ex-boyfriend arrived unannounced at the home in Opelousas, La., that she was visiting and shot her in the head before killing himself. Cretain, who was 18 at the time, collapsed at the front door, just feet from her infant daughter and toddler son. Twenty-three years later, Cretain still suffers from chronic … Continue reading Here’s Why Domestic Violence Kills So Many Women and Children in America

U.K. and E.U. Come to a New Deal on Brexit

Billy Perrigo The U.K. and the E.U. have come to a new agreement on Brexit, just two weeks before Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union. British and E.U. negotiators had been in intense talks for days as the deadline approached. “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control — now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday,” Johnson tweeted, referring to the next step in the process, where U.K. lawmakers must ratify the deal. We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control — now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can … Continue reading U.K. and E.U. Come to a New Deal on Brexit

Rep. Elijah Cummings, Chair of the House Oversight Committee, Dies at 68

TIME Staff Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings has died at the age of 68, his office said Thursday. His office said in a statement he passed away Thursday morning from “complications concerning longstanding health challenges.” He had undergone multiple surgeries in the last two years. Cummings was chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee, which has been at the center of investigations into President Donald Trump and involved in the impeachment inquiry. Earlier this year, President Trump used Cummings’ district in Baltimore as the basis for a taunt, arguing that he should focus more on the city’s problems and less on … Continue reading Rep. Elijah Cummings, Chair of the House Oversight Committee, Dies at 68