May 12, 2014
Nuclear Energy Is Not a Solution for Global Warming
PSR member and climate scientist Alan Robock lays out the reasons to work for clean, safe energy, not nuclear power.
Source: Huffington Post
May 8, 2014
Debating the Merits of Nuclear Power
A letter to the editor from PSR's Drs. Catherine Thomasson and Ira Helfand.
Source: New York Times
May 4, 2014
Ukraine crisis puts focus on danger of nuclear war
An op-ed from PSR Board Member Dr. Ira Helfand.
Source: Des Moines Register
April 29, 2014
David vs. Goliath: A tiny tribe takes on big energy
PSR's Barb Gottlieb on the dangerous toxins found in coal ash.
Source: Al Jazeera America
April 27, 2014
Dr. Ira Helfand Interview by Dr. Khalid
Programe MUFAHMAT for Global TV Washington DC
Source: Global TV
April 24, 2014
6 Reasons to Know About Hanford's Nuclear Waste
Source: KOIN 6 News
April 22, 2014
Act on Earth Day
An op-ed urging action on the environment, by PSR Philadelphia Executive Director Cherie Eichholz.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
April 22, 2014
U.S. Urged to Tackle Lead in Aviation Gasoline
"We already know there’s no safe threshold for lead exposure, and we also know that lead is toxic and a possible carcinogen even at low levels, leading to brain damage and learning disabilities," Kathy Attar, toxics program manager with Physicians for Social Responsibility, a consumer protection group, told IPS.
Source: Inter Press Service
April 22, 2014
Earth Day Op-Eds from PSR members
A round up of letters to the editor in newspapers around the country from PSR members, activists, and leaders.
April 19, 2014
Climate change threatens disaster
A letter to the editor on the need for action on climate change, by PSR Arizona's Timothy Lohman.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
April 18, 2014
Work to protect the environment
A letter on what we can do to help the environment, by Cindy Nguyen, Thanhnga Doan, Manjari Pedapudi, Camille Imbo and Jennifer Le, Student Physicians for Social Responsibility, USF College of Medicine.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
April 17, 2014
PSR-initiated fracking bill lauded: "Fracking chemicals should be disclosed"
PSR-Chesapeake helped launch legislation in Maryland to allow health professionals to learn what chemicals are used in hydraulic fracturing. A Maryland newspaper penned a highly supportive editorial.
Source: Frederick News-Post
April 16, 2014
Keeping the Lake Safe
A letter to the editor by Chicago PSR's Dr. Sarah Lovinger and PSR Michigan's Stephanie Dernek.
Source: Chicago Tribune
April 11, 2014
Budgets as Moral Documents: Nuclear Weapons and the Fate of Life as We Know It
An op-ed by PSR Security Committee member Dr. Robert Dodge.
Source: Common Dreams
March 21, 2014
Impact of smoky coal
PSR board member Alan Lockwood, MD was interviewed recently by an Irish radio station on the health effects of burning coal. The interview was requested by Irish Asthma Society.
Source: The Last Word with Matt Cooper
March 13, 2014
Nuke Plant Incidents Renew Safety Questions
Chuck Johnson of Oregon and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility discusses the Columbia Generating Station, a controversial local nuclear plant.
Source: Eugene Weekly
March 12, 2014
House panel supports Keystone XL pipeline
Florida PSR steering committee member Dr. Ron Saff testified against HB 281, which would encourage the president to give approval to the pipeline project. Dr. Saff said, "We should decrease our addiction to oil, not increase it with the Keystone pipeline."
Source: The Florida Current
March 7, 2014
Florida PSR Hosts Fracking Expert
PSR/Florida sponsored Craig Stevens, Groundswell Rising Community Outreach Coordinator to come to Tallahassee to help us educate members of the legislature on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing.
March 6, 2014
Federal chemical policy reform can protect health and jobs
An op-ed by PSR Toxics Program manager Kathy Attar and Texas PSR director Chris Masey.
Source: Houston Chronicle
March 3, 2014
Are Coal Trains Degrading the Air We Breathe? The Answer is Yes.
During the past week, a paper describing the air quality effects of coal trains lumbering through the Pacific Northwest was accepted for publication.
Source: Cliff Mass Weather Blog