NUKEBUSTERS Short Film Contest Deadline extended to 9 a.m. on August 5th, 2015!
Please advise any student or professional filmmakers that they still have time to submit short films promoting nuclear weapons abolition. PSR's resource page is filled with content to get someone started. Details are located here.
An Iran Agreement Has Been Reached!
On July 14th, an historic agreement between Iran and the P5+1 regarding Iran's nuclear program was finally reached. After years of difficult negotiations, interim agreements, and many extensions, victory was announced early in the morning. Thanks to all PSR members who helped by encouraging diplomatic efforts. However, an uphill battle in Congress is still to come.
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AMA adopts PSR member's resolutions on fracking
The American Medical Association has adopted two important resolutions on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for oil and natural gas. They call for "full disclosure of chemicals placed into the natural environment" during exploration and extraction, and for government agencies to record and monitor those chemicals, monitor human exposures via water, and "share this information with physicians and the public." Kudos to PSR member Todd Sack, MD, who introduced the measures.
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Climate Health Summit: Creating Health Leaders on Climate Change
Exciting training on climate and health and advocacy skills for the health benefits of climate solutions, Sept. 20, 2015, followed by a Legislator Education day, Sept. 21 in Washington D.C. All health professionals and students welcome! Organized by PSR, George Mason Univ. Program of Climate Change and Health, Health Care without Harm, CA Public Health Institute and Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. Sponsored by APHA, Trust for America’s Health, Amer. Psychological Assn.
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