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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.
A profile of Tucson's Climate Change Committee, of which PSR Arizona coordinator Dr. Barbara Warren is a member.Source: News 13
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
Sundance Film Festival award winning film about Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining - brought together by the Southern Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce
10 Minute presentation for public Access TV on the human halth effects of coal burning waste and emissionsSource: Access Tucson
Arizona PSR President Dr. Barbara Warren urges the adoption of solar power.Source: Tucson Citizen
A letter to the editor from Arizona PSR's Dr. Barbara Warren.Source: Arizona Daily Star
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!
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
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.”
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.
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
House and Senate Democrats yesterday unveiled landmark chemical policy reforms they are pushing to get passed this year, but that is no sure thing thanks to a dwindling legislative calendar and some key sticking points.Source: The New York Times
The fight to stop coal brings together the health impacts with the environmental damage to create a serious environmental justice issue. See a profile of that movement in this new article from The Nation.Source: The Nation
U.S. EPA would be given broad new authorities to target chemicals of concern and to regulate new and existing chemicals under legislation introduced today by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.).Source: The New York Times
The New York Times interview with President Obama on the Nuclear Posture Review and how it will re-focus the United States' security policy on reducing nuclear weapons' role in the world.Source: New York Times
Chemicals in plastics and other products seem harmless, but mounting evidence links them to health problems -- and Washington lacks the power to protect us.Source: Time
The Economist reports on President Obama's nuclear agenda noting that cutting arms is not enough, we need tougher non proliferation rules.Source: The Economist
President Obama and his Russian counterpart, President Dmitri A. Medvedev, have broken through a logjam in their arms control negotiations and expect to sign a new treaty in Prague next month that would slash American and Russian nuclear arsenals, officials from both nations said Wednesday.Source: The New York Times
It's deadly, it’s America's second-biggest river of industrial waste, and it’s barely regulated. Read Jeff Goodell, noted author of Big Coal, on coal ash.Source: Rolling Stone