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  • 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
  • April 16, 2010
    Lawmakers Seek to Move Quickly on New Toxics Bill, but Challenges Remain

    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
  • April 15, 2010
    Sen. Lautenberg Introduces Chemicals Reform Bill, Saying Current Regulation 'Is Broken'

    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
  • April 15, 2010
    Cracking Big Coal

    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
  • April 5, 2010
    Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

    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
  • April 1, 2010
    The Perils of Plastic

    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
  • March 31, 2010
    It takes two

    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
  • March 24, 2010
    Breakthrough Is Reported in U.S. Arms Pact With Russia

    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
  • March 17, 2010
    Coal's Toxic Sludge

    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
  • February 26, 2010
    Toxic towns: People of Mossville 'are like an experiment'

    For decades, Mossville residents have complained about health problems. Many in this predominantly African-American community in southwest Louisiana suspect the 14 chemical plants nearby have played a role in the cancer and other diseases they say have ravaged the area.

    Source: CNN
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    Conference: Climate Smart Southwest
    Build new and fortify existing cross-cultural, community, and governmental partnerships to educate and engage community action to address the anticipated public health impacts of climate change in the Southwest, September 20-21.