The head of the top U.S. environmental agency said yesterday that the Trump administration considers drinking water quality around the world a bigger crisis than climate change. They said safe drinking water, plastic pollution and other litter in the oceans, the drought in western states, and water infrastructure are "the largest and most immediate environmental and public health issues affecting the world right now." (ABC)
Certain medications used to treat ADHD in teens and young adults may be more likely to cause symptoms such as paranoia, hallucinations, delusions and hearing voices. Researchers found that patients who had been newly prescribed amphetamines, such as Adderall and Vyvanse, were more likely to develop psychosis than those who had received a prescription for Ritalin and Concerta. (NBC)
Strange weather greeted spring in Southern California yesterday as hail, rain and sunshine mixed it up, and a major freeway was closed as a result of flooding. Long Beach Police Department noted the bizarre weather in a tweet that said officers to the south saw sun while those in the northern part of the city, which abuts Compton, were "dealing with hail and torrential rainfall." (NBC)
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