Skip to Navigation
Skip to Content

Support PSR!

Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.

Donate Now »

PSR Blog

Blog
 

 

  • Toxic coal ash must be regulated!
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on January 28, 2010

    Coal ash, loaded with arsenic, lead, selenium, mercury, and other toxics, is one of the biggest toxics streams in the U.S. – yet is not regulated by the federal government. It is a grave threat to health. Read more »

  • Moving mountains
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on January 21, 2010

    Mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining uses high-powered explosives to blow the tops off of mountains. The debris is then bulldozered into adjacent valleys and streams. The health hazards and environmental destruction this creates is so great, scientists have called for a moratorium on MTR permits. Read more »
    1 comment(s)

  • Report of the 2009 Nobel Peace Laureates Summit
    Posted by Tova Fuller, PhD Tova Fuller, MS on January 17, 2010

    In November 2009, SPSR national student representatives attended the Nobel Peace Laureates Summit in Berlin as part of an IPPNW student delegation. Read more »

  • A minute safer but still too close to doomsday
    Posted by Peter Wilk, MD on January 14, 2010

    The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved the Clock back 1 minute signaling an increased environment of international cooperation on nuclear disarmament but with considerable hurdles left before real action is taken. Read more »

  • EPA proposes stringent new limits on sulfur dioxide, smog
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on January 14, 2010

    The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rules to strengthen the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for two primary pollutants under the Clean Air Act: sulfur dioxide and ozone pollution (smog). Read more »
    1 comment(s)

  • A profound speech on war and peace; a similar speech is needed on nuclear weapon policy
    Posted by Ira Helfand, MD on December 10, 2009

    President Obama's Nobel address was not the speech that many of us had hoped for. He did state again his commitment to nuclear disarmament but he certainly did not use the address to build the case for eliminating nuclear weapons nor to lay out a plan for achieving this aim. Read more »
    4 comment(s)

  • Oslo attendees reflect after President's Speech
    Posted by Ira Helfand, MD on December 10, 2009

    At tonight's Nobel Dinner the vice chair of the Nobel Committee delivered a great speech in which she stressed the theme of this year's Nobel Prize as a "Call to Action". She cited a passage in Obama's first book where he describes a bus ride during an early community organizing effort and the ongoing impact it had sustaining his commitment to the work he was doing in Chicago. She expressed the wish that the ride to Oslo would have the same effect on him now, and spoke plainly of the enormous hopes the world invests in him and of the "audacity" of the Nobel Committee in challenging him further to meet those hopes. Read more »
    1 comment(s)

  • By envisioning a world of peace, we will help create it
    Posted by Andrew S. Kanter, MD, MPH, FACMI on December 10, 2009

    I, like many people, spent the early part of this morning in bed watching President Obama receive the Nobel Peace Prize. I was struck by the contrasts and conflicting aspects of his speech. I was only a medical student working for IPPNW when I attended the Nobel ceremonies in 1985. Read more »
    5 comment(s)

  • Oslo prepares for tomorrow's Nobel Award
    Posted by Ira Helfand, MD on December 9, 2009

    This evening a number of organizations sponsored a forum "How to Build Momentum towards a Nuclear Weapons Free World" . Alyn Ware, the coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, and I were the speakers. Read more »

  • Dr. Helfand opinion piece published by CNN
    Posted by Ira Helfand, MD on December 9, 2009

    CNN has published a piece I wrote urging President Obama to use the Nobel Address to reaffirm his commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons and to spell out why it is in America's national security interest to secure a nuclear weapons convention. Read more »

  • President Obama's Nobel Address on Thursday may be much more than an inspiring speech
    Posted by Ira Helfand, MD on December 7, 2009

    The Nobel Committee has invited me to attend the award ceremony and dinner in Oslo this week to represent the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and our US affiliate Physicians for Social Responsibility. This year marks the 24th anniversary of our receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for the work we did alerting the world to the medical consequences of nuclear war. Read more »

  • Student Activism and Organizing on Nuclear Weapons
    Posted by Tova Fuller, PhD on November 3, 2009

    Tova's speech from the International Youth Dialogue for Nuclear Disarmament Read more »

  • The International Youth Dialogue for Nuclear Disarmament, Day 2
    Posted by Tova Fuller, PhD on November 3, 2009

    A review of day 2 of the International Youth Dialogue for Nuclear Disarmament. Read more »

  • The International Youth Dialogue for Nuclear Disarmament, Day 1
    Posted by Tova Fuller, PhD on November 3, 2009

    A review of day 1 of PNA's (Project for Nuclear Awareness) International Youth Dialogue for Nuclear Disarmament. Read more »

  • PSR Helps Reduce HEU Proliferation Risk
    Posted by Peter Wilk, MD on October 30, 2009

    Back in June, PSR joined an appeal from a broad and unprecedented coalition of nuclear medical and nonproliferation groups urging Congress to fund domestic production of medical isotopes without bomb-grade uranium, to ensure supply of the isotopes while reducing risks of nuclear terrorism. Read more »

  • Tune in October 26-27 for Nuclear Disarmament
    Posted by Laicie Olson on October 16, 2009

    Take a break from carving that pumpkin and make sure you don’t miss the International Youth Dialogue for Nuclear Disarmament on October 26th and 27th. The Dialogue will link youth, professionals and experts from the peace, foreign policy, health and environmental communities via live video conference. Venues include Philadelphia, Mexico City, Moscow and Santa Barbara. The core aim of the Dialogue is to foster youth leadership, idea-sharing, and cross cultural understanding through citizen diplomacy and to build a comprehensive campaign for nuclear disarmament on this basis of cooperation. Read more »

  • Today is National Don't Nuke the Climate Call-In Day!
    Posted by Laicie Olson on October 15, 2009

    Please call your Senators’ offices and tell them to keep nuclear power out of the Senate climate bill. Recent events, such as John Kerry and Lindsay Graham’s op-ed in Sunday's New York Times calling for more nuclear power in the bill, add to the urgency of this call-in day. Help keep the Senate's phones ringing all day long by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. Read more »

  • Obama Needs America to Justify His Prize
    Posted by Laicie Olson on October 9, 2009

    President Obama has won the Nobel Prize for his Prague vision of a world free of nuclear weapons. As the opposition complains, “He hasn’t done anything yet,” I dare you to ask why. Yes, healthcare reform, the economy and even climate change have dominated the airwaves for the majority of the new President’s first term, but behind the scenes the Obama administration has been hard at work crafting what the Nobel Committee called, “a new climate in international politics.” Read more »

  • Nobel Prize Rightfully Goes to Obama
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on October 9, 2009

    As Physicians for Social Responsibility did in 1985, President Barack Obama won the Nobel Prize for Peace today for his disarmament achievements. A bit of a shock to hear that he had received such recognition so early on, but when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. Read more »
    1 comment(s)

  • CTBT Ratification in Danger?
    Posted by Laicie Olson on October 6, 2009

    As the nuclear issue heats up in Iran, one other nuclear issue has been pushed to the backburner by the Obama administration. The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), which prohibits underground nuclear testing, faced Senate ratification once in 1999 and failed. In his April speech in Prague, however, President Obama stated that, "To achieve a global ban on nuclear testing, my administration will immediately and aggressively pursue U.S. ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty." Unfortunately, the administration has recently stated that it does not plan to take on the fight for the CTBT until a win is virtually assured. Read more »

  • Items 221 - 240 of 323  Previous11121314151617Next