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Inconsistent drugged driving laws show need for marijuana research

There is limited research on marijuana impairment related to driving, but it differs significantly than the impairments caused by alcohol. The uncertainty surrounding this issue has resulted in laws throughout the United States...

source: By Denise A. Valenti
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Massive wildfires have raged this year in Alaska, California, Canada, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Many started from natural causes, such as lightning, but most are caused by humans, either accidentally — from cigarettes, campfires or outdoor burning — or intentionally.

source: Property Casualty 360

Fire, flood, famine, nuclear disaster — we've been through them all and more, and yet we so quickly forget. All but a few Americans, depending on which survey you read, remain stubbornly unprepared for the next disaster. Without preparedness, there can be no resiliency.

source: Emergency Management

State legislatures are turning to evidence-based policymaking as a way to ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. This is a very important development. For example, many states — in response to research confirming that the early years of...

source: Governing

In their most aggressive crackdown yet on auto safety, federal regulators on Sunday levied a record penalty of $105 million against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for failing to complete 23 safety recalls covering more than 11 million vehicles.

source: The New York Times

Using data from the largest cross-sectional survey of climate change perceptions ever conducted, researchers writing in Nature Climate Change today report the first global assessment of factors underlying climate change awareness...

source: University of Massachusetts Amherst via

Cuba, Kenya and Saudi Arabia are doing better at fighting human trafficking. Egypt, Ghana and Bulgaria are doing worse. That's according to the latest annual report from the U.S. State Department, which rates 188 countries on their efforts to stamp out trafficking in persons.

source: CNN


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