This summer, the EPA held public hearings on its proposed standards for carbon pollution from power plants. However, no hearings were held in Iowa, a particularly coal-intensive state relative to its low population. Without skipping a beat, PSR leader Maureen McCue and Iowa PSR set up their own well-attended public hearing in Iowa City to make sure the voices of their community were heard.Read more »
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 »
PSR-Iowa is hosting an exhibit titled "Nuclear Neighborhoods: 11,000 Generations." This multi-media installation compiles artistic and scientific interpretations of our nuclear legacy and consists of art, photography, poetry, writings and memorabilia. Exhibits are running concurrently throughout August and September 2013. Don’t miss your chance to see the show that's been called "Impactful" and "Long overdue."Read more »
Share your vision or interpretation of our nuclear legacy
Project of Iowa PSR inspired by the Washington Nuclear Museum and Educational Center project "Particles on the Wall"
We will be running month-long exhibits of Iowan's response in art, poetry, writing, and photos, and other media in the Iowa Public Library, the Iowa Memorial Union, and the Hardin Medical Library beginning August 1, 2013 through September.Learn more »
This project continues Iowa PSR's efforts to develop strategies for retiring coal-fired boilers in Iowa.More on Getting to Know Coal »
Increasingly militarism puts humanity in a situation of danger and vulnerability, especially when considering its role in the degradation of our environment and climate.More on Militarism on a Sick Planet »
Iowa PSR continues to study, coordinate, and advance thinking on strategy and messaging regarding the threats of nuclear proliferation.More on Nuclear Weapons »
A recent stealth move on the part of Iowa’s MidAmerican Energy Co. has moved the issue of clean energy to the front burner.More on Clean Energy »
"The idea is to talk about where our spending priories are and why we have enough money to support an unusable doomsday weapons arsenal when we don't have enough money to support basic human needs," said Maureen McCue, the creator of the protest and a coordinator for Iowa PSR.Source: Daily Iowan
An op-ed by UI student and Iowa PSR intern Julia Sanabria.Source: The Daily Iowan
Dr. David Drake of PSR Iowa explains the risks of an accidental nuclear detonation.Source: Des Moines Register
Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
Tell your senators that clean water is a public health imperative and that it matters to you and your community.
Methane is a greenhouse gas and a contributor to ground-level ozone formation. Ask the EPA to set strict limits on methane leakage from oil and gas wells.
The Toolkit is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user-friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. Read more »
In 2012, we saw members and chapters across the country work together to make a difference. Watch this video to see some of the scenes from our expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats and media outreach. Read more »