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  • California agricultural crops irrigated with oil well wastewater

    California produces much of our agricultural bounty, especially our fruits and vegetables.  Yet some of those crops are irrigated with wastewater drawn out of oil wells. The oil industry says it complies with regulations, but many chemicals aren't tested for, and there has been no comprehensive, independent analysis of the wastewater safety. Tell California Governor Jerry Brown: Safety first! Don't use oil wastewater on our food supply.

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  • Climate Change speaking tour coming this Fall

    PSR will bring "live" information on the health threats of climate change to seven states this fall, as PSR board member and senior scientist Alan Lockwood, MD FAAN, goes on tour. The occasion is the publication of Dr. Lockwood's latest book, Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet. Lockwood will visit Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida. See the calendar of events.

  • Climate Change and the Growing Risk of Nuclear War: A Health Care Perspective

    Join PSR at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston on October 15th for this one-day Symposium to examine the catastrophic public health consequences of climate change and the ways that climate change will increase the risk of conflict, including nuclear war. Learn the ways that health professionals can take action. Speakers include Bill McKibben, Dr. Ira Helfand, and Dr. Catherine Thomasson.

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  • Sen. Feinstein Asks Obama to Declare "No First Use" of Nukes

    On August 9, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA) wrote a letter to President Obama urging him to declare a "no first use" of nuclear weapons policy. Sen. Feinstein wrote, "Declaring a national no first use nuclear policy is an important step towards fulfilling the pledge you made in Prague in 2009 to 'seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.'" Sign our petition to President Obama in support of "no first use" »

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In Memoriam: Lawrence Egbert, MD, MPH

Dr. Lawrence Egbert, MD, MPH, longstanding member and devoted activist with the Chesapeake PSR chapter died of a heart attack June 9, 2016. Larry was very active in actions to address climate change, reduce nuclear weapons and oppose the death penalty. Read more »

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Tell Governor Brown: Stop the use of oilfield wastewater for irrigation of food crops in California.

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Speaking Tour: Heat Advisory

PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood will visit 7 states this fall to highlight the health effects of climate change and speak about his new book, Heat Advisory.

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