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    International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

    The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for accomplishing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. PSR worked with ICAN to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons. PSR is an ICAN partner organization that joined civil society efforts spanning 100 countries to advocate for an international ban against nuclear weapons.

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  • Proposed nation's largest coal export terminal defeated!

    Oregon PSR and Washington PSR are celebrating a major victory: defeat of what would have been the nation’s largest coal export terminal. They and allies blocked the facility, proposed for construction on the scenic and beloved Columbia River. It's a powerful win for human health, climate and the environment. Read more from Regna Merritt of Oregon PSR, co-director of the Power Past Coal coalition, the driving force behind the campaign.

  • Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

    The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is a landmark treaty that marks the beginning of the end of the nuclear age. The TPNW is a sign of progress showcasing agreement among the international community that nuclear weapons are illegitimate weapons of mass destruction that must be eliminated. The medical community played a leadership role in advocating for the TPNW as a public health solution to growing nuclear dangers.

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  • Devastating hurricanes: How do we protect ourselves?

    As Texas, Florida and the Caribbean catch their breath from two devastating hurricanes in succession, relief and recovery is the order of the day. At the same time, we as a society need to look ahead. How do we reduce the likelihood of more such devastating storms? The answer is: address the underlying cause, which is climate change.

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Thursday, November 9th

to honor
the UN Treaty on the
Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

PSR Board Member
Ira Helfand, MD

at the Mexican Cultural Institute
Washington, DC

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PSR Board Member Ira Helfand, MD
Co-President IPPNW

Want to learn more about the lead visionary we'll be honoring at A Celebration of Visionary Leaders?
Read this interview with Ira Helfand from 2014.

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Health Implications of Southwest Virginia's Energy Choices

An educational forum for health professionals on the health effects of proposed natural gas infrastructure and of renewable energy sources. 5:30 - 8:00 pm on October 26, 2017 at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke.

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Learn about the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on human health, communities, and the planet.
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