Climate change is one of the greatest threats to health in the 21st century, making it urgent that we slash carbon emissions. The EPA's proposed rule to limit carbon emissions from new coal-fired power plants gives us an opportunity to do just that. Barbara Gottlieb, PSR's Director of Environment and Health, testified before the EPA, calling on them to pass a strong rule.Read more »
You don’t know what toxic chemicals lurk in the products you buy. Manufacturers won't tell you, and the government doesn't require disclosure. So PSR is joining with allies across the country, calling on major retailers to identify voluntarily whether the products they sell contain specified hazardous chemicals. If they do, we're asking the store to develop a plan to remove them.Read more »
The Pulitzer Prize-winning play details an exchange between a U.S. and Soviet Union negotiator for a nuclear arms control agreement. With increasing interest in the international community in nuclear disarmament, the play's perspective on the politics of these negotiations is timely.
This article, by PSR and IPPNW leaders, was published in the international Journal of Public Health Policy. It lays out why an International Code of Conduct on arms trade is important to health -- and how you can help change history.Source: Journal of Public Health Policy
The problems at Fukushima are unprecedented in human experience and involve a high risk of radiation events larger than any that the global community has ever experienced. It is going to take the best engineering minds in the world to solve these problems and to diminish their global impact.Source: CounterPunch
A review of Eric Schlosser's new book on nuclear weapons and the Cold War.Source: New Yorker
Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
Mohammad A Khalid, DC Metro PSR; Aminah Hoti, an interfaith scholar from Cambridge University; and Sarah Peck, Director of US-Pakistan woman council. Read more »
The newly generated data on the decline in agricultural production that would follow a limited, regional nuclear war in South Asia support the concern that more than one billion people would be in danger of starvation. Epidemic disease and further conflict spawned by such a famine would put additional hundreds of millions at risk. Read more »