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  • June 29, 2015
    Climate change biggest global health issue of the 21st century

    An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Maureen McCue.

    Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen
  • April 16, 2015
    Rally protests paying for nukes

    "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
  • March 3, 2014
    Taking action on climate change

    An op-ed by UI student and Iowa PSR intern Julia Sanabria.

    Source: The Daily Iowan
  • February 7, 2014
    A Nuclear Nightmare Is Still Too Close

    Dr. David Drake of PSR Iowa explains the risks of an accidental nuclear detonation.

    Source: Des Moines Register
  • April 14, 2013
    Coal Communities Fear 'Fly Ash' Poses Deadly Threat

    This article on fly ash from coal cites PSR's report "Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment" on the health effects of coal ash.

    Source: CBN
  • January 3, 2013
    24 Groups: NRC Rushing Nuclear "Waste Confidence" Process, Not Satisfying Court-Ordered Requirements

    In documents filed Tuesday with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), a wide range of national and grassroots environmental groups said it would be impossible for the NRC to adequately conduct a court-ordered assessment of the environmental implications of long-term storage of spent nuclear reactor fuel in the two short years the federal agency envisions for the process.

  • December 19, 2012
    Video: PSR Members Inspire, Empower, and Engage

    With your help we are working to reduce the threat of nuclear war, educate the public about the dangers of climate change, demand safe, clean energy, and warn about global consequences of limited nuclear war. So many of you have supported us all year long in so many ways, we made this video for you. Watch to see some of the scenes from our expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats and media outreach.

  • October 9, 2012
    Radio Smart Talk Interview with Dr. Andy Kanter

    A radio interview with PSR president Andy Kanter, MD, MPH on nuclear power.

    Source: WITF
  • September 16, 2012
    I.C. resident bikes across Japan to raise awareness

    In her bicycle trek across Japan last month, Iowa City resident Michelle Gin of Iowa PSR met a number of hibakusha, the Japanese term for survivors of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S. in 1945.

    Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
  • August 15, 2012
    Johnson & Johnson to remove harsh chemicals from baby products

    PSR is among the groups that have been pushing Johnson & Johnson to remove toxic chemicals from its products.

    Source: NBC News
  • August 7, 2012
    Remembering, learning from the 67th anniversary of the unthinkable

    A letter to the editor from Iowa PSR's Ron Knief and Maureen McCue.

    Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
  • July 29, 2012
    UI alumna hops on bike to spread the word

    Iowa PSR's Michelle Gin is one of about three dozen activists from around the world set to pedal across Japan in August on a two-week, 300-mile trek that will take her from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in the name of global peace and the end of nuclear proliferation.

    Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
  • July 11, 2012
    Green coalition unveils statewide renewable energy plan

    Maureen McCue, the coordinator for Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility, said "improving sustainable infrastructure not only makes for a healthier economy, it betters the well-being of Iowans themselves."The Iowa Renewable Energy Jobs 2020 unveiled a new plan Tuesday to fight just that — pushing to create 20,000 jobs and save consumers $1 billion statewide each year in energy costs by the year 2020 through development of renewable energy in Iowa.

    Source: The Daliy Iowan
  • July 10, 2012
    Coalition Calls for Renewable Energy Jobs

    Dr. Maureen McCue, coordinator for the Iowa Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said moving to more sustainable energy sources would better the health of Iowans.

    Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
  • May 29, 2012
    Nuclear emergency planning overhaul draws fire

    PSR's Dr. John Rachow spends more time than most thinking about the evacuation of frail populations such as nursing home residents, because he is an internist specializing in geriatric medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

    Source: The Gazette
  • May 21, 2012
    What you need to know about taking a gap year

    Louis Everett Livingstone spent a gap year exploring numerous cultures throughout the world. In that time, he found a passion for global engagement, the environment, and health. Once arriving at the UI, he interned for the nonprofit Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility, participated in the UI Overseas Writers’ Workshop in Cuba, and is currently studying abroad in Morocco.

    Source: University of Iowa
  • May 16, 2012
    Nuclear bill would have been a disaster for Iowa

    In a major blow to the nuclear industry, the Iowa Legislature adjourned without passing a bill that would pave the way for MidAmerican Energy to charge ratepayers in advance for new nuclear reactor construction. PSR was among groups working in opposition to the bill.

    Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
  • 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
  • April 16, 2012
    Bucket Brigade Fights Air Pollution in Iowa

    Iowa PSR partnered with Clean Air Muscatine (CLAM) to bring Global Community Monitor (GCM) for a weekend training event on April 13, 2012.

  • April 12, 2012
    Muscatine Residents Launch "Bucket Brigade" Air Monitoring Project

    Muscatine residents, over burdened by toxic pollution will bring in a team of international pollution busters, the Global Community Monitor, to learn how to measure contamination themselves. Clean Air Muscatine and Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility will be organizing Muscatine residents to participate in the training and testing.

    Source: Clean Air Muscatine
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