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  • January 8, 2013
    Clarion Call to Address Climate Change

    PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson and co-author Katie Preston outline climate change impact in Virginia and urge that "we owe it to our children and grandchildren to act now for their future."

    Source: Roanoke Times
  • November 21, 2012
    Supporting the EPA is Not Enough

    Dr. Alan Lockwood describes the health and economic benefits of the Clean Air Act and how strong regulations that curtail air pollution save lives.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • November 13, 2012
    Climate change is a public health threat

    A letter to the editor by Dr. Samantha Ahdoot, a Northern Virginia member of PSR.

    Source: The Roanoke Times
  • November 6, 2012
    The right question in the wake of Sandy

    An op-ed on climate change from PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson.

    Source: Kansas City Star
  • October 23, 2012
    Chesapeake PSR Promotes Offshore Wind, Tackles Fracking

    PSR is fighting climate change and promoting clean energy in Maryland. A special partnership between national PSR and the Chesapeake chapter brings a Climate and Health Organizer to the chapter to ramp up recruitment and education of health professionals for advocacy on climate change issues coming up in the state legislature.

  • October 8, 2012
    Coal’s Assault on Human Health: Physicians for Social Responsibility analyzes coal

    Alan Lockwood, M.D., is a man with a mission -- to educate the public about the health effects of burning coal.

    Source: The Reader
  • September 17, 2012
    Voters must press both parties to address climate change

    Fortunately, a popular movement to minimize climate change is beginning (for example, see 350.org or Physicians for Social Responsibility), and government has taken some steps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

    Source: Kennebec Journal
  • July 31, 2012
    PSR Addresses Anti-Fracking Rally at U.S. Capitol

    Catherine Thomasson, MD, PSR’s executive director, addressed thousands of people rallying at the U.S. Capitol on July 28 to protest pollution and climate change caused by “fracking.”

  • July 17, 2012
    PSR to World Bank: Consider Health Before Funding Coal

    PSR-affiliated physicians joined with distinguished colleagues from several nations to urge the World Bank to reconsider financing a lignite coal-fired power plant proposed to be built in Kosovo.

  • July 3, 2012
    Physician Tours Country by Bike to Speak Out Against Climate Change

    I am a 56 year old family doctor riding a bicycle across the country to talk with people about the health effects of climate change and why we must quickly replace fossil fuel with clean renewable energy to prevent a public health catastrophe.

  • June 26, 2012
    Progress on Climate Change in Tucson

    Three PSR Arizona members have served on the City of Tucson's Climate Change Advisory Committee over the past three years, representing Physicians for Social Responsibility as well as their academic and administrative roles.

  • April 29, 2012
    If We Change Behavior, We Can Influence Climate

    A letter to the editor from PSR Harrisburg President Dr. James E. Jones on the need for action on climate change.

    Source: The Patriot-News
  • March 29, 2012
    EPA Acts to Reduce Industrial Carbon Pollution from New Power Plants -- A Critical First!

    Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) applauds the new standards announced by the Environmental Protection Agency on March 27 to limit industrial carbon pollution from new power plants.

  • February 17, 2012
    PSR: Cost of Wind Power Far Lower Than Cost of Damaging Health Effects From Coal

    Moving the U.S. off of polluting, carbon-heavy coal-fired electricity will be much easier when clean, healthy renewable energy sources are in place. To that end, Catherine Thomasson MD, PSR’s new executive director, testified on February 14 in favor of a bill to facilitate development of an off-shore wind farm off the Atlantic coast.

  • December 28, 2011
    Republicans undermining environmental protections

    A letter to the editor from PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood.

    Source: Buffalo News
  • November 17, 2011
    PSR chapters continue to fight coal

    PSR chapters continue to make powerful strides to get the U.S. off of coal and onto clean, healthy, renewable energy sources. Just in the past week, PSR activists in Oregon, Iowa and Michigan conducted an impressive series of public events, media visits and Grand Rounds presentations.

  • November 7, 2011
    Keystone XL Pipeline Protest At The White House

    PSR Board President Dr. John Rachow, a native Nebraskan and physician in Iowa, is featured talking about the impact of the pipeline on Nebraska.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • November 6, 2011
    Pipeline protesters encircle the White House

    "Worst of all about the pipeline is it will deepen our dependency on oil, contributing to ever-worsening climate chaos," said Peter Wilk, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: Grist
  • November 3, 2011
    "Monster" greenhouse gas levels seen

    The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated, a sign of how feeble the world's efforts are at slowing man-made global warming.

    Source: CBS News
  • 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
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