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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 »
Physicians for Social Responsibility New Mexico was pleased to participate in Rally at the Rio on 3 August, 2013. Dr. Rob Bernstein, President of the Board of Directors of PSR-NM, spoke about the health consequences of climate change, including the increase of infectious disease, heat-related ailments and respiratory maladies such as asthma. He emphasized the role of PSR as the "medical voice of climate change."Read more »
Twelve PSR leaders from across the country descended on Washington, DC recently to push for clean air, a livable climate, and reductions in toxic pollution from energy generation. They were part of "50 States United," a lobbying blitz that brought doctors, nurses, clergy, labor leaders, tribal leaders, parents and citizen activists to Washington from all 50 states.Read more »
PSR's Environment and Health Program addresses toxics and global warming -- challenges to life and well-being that pervade the entire planet.More on Environment and Health »
The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing: nuclear terrorism, proliferation, and thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia. Fortunately, there also are new opportunities to eliminate this threat.More on Nuclear Weapons »
A letter to the editor from PSR member Valory Wangler, MD.Source: Farmington Daily Times
Physicians for Social Responsibility applauds the Bureau of Land Management for undertaking the proposed methane waste rule released today.
Physicians for Social Responsibility New Mexico was pleased to participate in Rally at the Rio on 3 August, 2013, sponsored by 350.org, and in partnership with numerous environmentally oriented organizations - New Energy Economy, Audubon-NM, Citizens Climate Lobby, Wild Earth Guardians, and more.
Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
Tell your U.S. Representative to vote against H.R. 806 which weakens delays implementation of the updated ozone rules by eight years and tries to dismantle the Clean Air Act.
Tell the EPA: don't delay the proposed rule to capture leaking methane gas. Our health and the health of the climate cannot wait!