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  • May 11, 2012
    A nuclear clash could starve the world

    An op-ed co-authored by PSR board member Dr. Ira Helfand on the danger of nuclear famine.

    Source: CNN
  • May 7, 2012
    Exporting coal presents myriad health, environmental concerns

    Dr. Andy Harris of Oregon PSR on the health impacts of coal export.

    Source: The Oregonian
  • May 7, 2012
    Chicago Tribune Investigation Reveals Deceptive Chemical Industry Tactics Promoting Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals

    "Scientific evidence is exhaustive, yet the flame retardant industry continues to deceive the public and policymakers," says Martha Dina Arguello of Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA.

    Source: Californians For Toxic Free Fire Safety
  • May 4, 2012
    TEP is asked to stop burning coal

    The groups, which include the Arizona PSR, Clean Air Task Force, 350.org and the Sierra Club, called on TEP to switch solely to cleaner-burning natural gas at Sundt.

    Source: Arizona Daily Star
  • April 30, 2012
    Doctors Press Court to Release Records in Gas Fracking Case

    A brief in support of the newspapers was filed on behalf of Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility, and other groups.

    Source: Business Week
  • February 13, 2012
    Wasting Hundreds of Billions on Obsolete Cold War Nukes

    PSR Arizona Chapter President, Dr. Barbara Warren, describes the expensive cost to retain obsolete nuclear weapons: "We do not need nor can we afford to waste hundreds of billions of tax dollars on obsolete Cold War nuclear weapons systems that are ill-suited to meeting U.S. security needs in the 21st century."

  • February 7, 2012
    Lessons from Fukushima

    Dr. Barbara Warren on the public health dangers of nuclear power.

    Source: Tucson Citizen
  • January 12, 2012
    EPA Passes Mercury Emissions Ruling

    Arizona PSR participated in actions to encourage the EPA to pass more stringent mercury emmissions controls for industries such as coal plants, waste management of coal burning, and others. This article includes a statement from Arizona PSR on the good news of the EPA ruling.

  • September 8, 2011
    Remembering "3/11": Six Months After the Fukushima Reactor Disaster, Key Lessons Appear to be Going Unlearned

    Regulatory, scientific and health experts agree: The “3/11” Fukushima reactor disaster is still ongoing six month later … and some major lessons are in danger of going unheeded.

  • August 25, 2011
    Climate Change Committee prepares for the heat

    A profile of Tucson's Climate Change Committee, of which PSR Arizona coordinator Dr. Barbara Warren is a member.

    Source: News 13
  • August 7, 2011
    LET’S CREATE A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE FOR ARIZONA

    Do you know where your electricity comes from? In Tucson, a lot of people don’t really know if you ask them. Actually, the power grid draws electricity from a lot of places. But our own power plant is right here in the South side of our City and it burns coal (in addition to natural gas) to produce electricity. In fact, more than 40% of the electricity in the United States comes from burning coal.

    Source: Tuscon Citizen
  • August 4, 2011
    Health Externalities of Coal

    10 Minute presentation for public Access TV on the human halth effects of coal burning waste and emissions

    Source: Access Tucson
  • August 4, 2011
    The Last Mountain - cosponsored by AZ PSR

    Sundance Film Festival award winning film about Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining - brought together by the Southern Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce

  • June 9, 2011
    Time to get our climate-change priorities straight and go solar

    Arizona PSR President Dr. Barbara Warren urges the adoption of solar power.

    Source: Tucson Citizen
  • March 24, 2011
    Nuclear power is a fatal folly

    A letter to the editor from Arizona PSR's Dr. Barbara Warren.

    Source: Arizona Daily Star
  • March 2, 2011
    Ratification of New START Treaty completed

    Arizona PSR activists along with a coalition of other organizations including WILPF, Code Pink, the UN Association of Southern Arizona and many citizens collected 1600 postcards for each of our Senators to urge them to vote to ratify the New START Treaty in November of 2010. The CTBT is next!

  • May 6, 2010
    New Alarm Bells about Chemicals and Cancer

    The President’s Cancer Panel is the Mount Everest of the medical mainstream, so it is astonishing to learn that it is poised to join ranks with the organic food movement and declare: chemicals threaten our bodies.

    Source: New York Times
  • April 22, 2010
    PSR Board President Conveys Message to the White House: Protect the Clean Air Act

    PSR Board President Jeff Patterson, DO, carried a strong health message to the White House today about the need for action on climate change to protect the health of all Americans. Attending the President’s Earth Day reception, Dr. Patterson stated that “The health of Americans requires that we reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the safest, most immediate way possible.”

  • April 21, 2010
    PSR Supports Newly Introduced Safe Chemicals Act, Seeks Improvement before Enactment

    Physicians for Social Responsibility supports the “Safe Chemicals Act of 2010,” introduced last week by Senator Lautenberg and Congressmen Waxman and Rush. The long-awaited, landmark legislation would overhaul the way the federal government protects the public from toxic chemicals.

  • April 20, 2010
    Nuclear weapons: historic opportunity to ensure they will never be used again

    States have an historic opportunity to bring the era of nuclear weapons to an end once and for all, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said today. Addressing diplomats in Geneva, the ICRC's president, Jakob Kellenberger, appealed to States to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again.

    Source: International Committee of the Red Cross
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    Conference: Climate Smart Southwest
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