April 6, 2015
Former Gov. Bob Martinez Receives the T. Terrell Sessums Award
Tampa native and former Florida Governor Bob Martinez was this year’s recipient of the 6th Annual T. Terrell Sessums Award in recognition of his state and community leadership, high standards and environmental stewardship.
March 30, 2015
Bailout of nuclear power plant would set bad precedent
Source: Times Union
March 26, 2015
Health of millions at stake in emissions curb ruling, environmentalists warn
"A fifth of women of child-bearing years have mercury levels in their bodies that we know are not healthy and can cause problems with developing fetuses," said Dr Catherine Thomasson, the executive director of the national lobbying group Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: The Guardian
March 26, 2015
Video: Endless War
PSR's Dr. Bob Gould speaks to Democracy Now about the North American release of 'Body Count', an IPPNW-Germany report on the human toll of the War on Terror in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Source: Democracy Now
March 19, 2015
Doctors group releases startling analysis of the death and destruction inflicted upon Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan from the "War on Terror" in Body Count
On March 19, 2015--the 12th anniversary of the onset of our country’s ill-fated military intervention in Iraq--Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is releasing the latest edition of Body Count for North American distribution.
March 1, 2015
The Navajo Generating Station was supposed to improve the lives of the native people living in its shadow, but its only real legacy is the polluted skies over the American Southwest.
Source: National Parks Magazine
February 25, 2015
What would happen if an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated above midtown Manhattan?
Analysis co-authored by PSR Senior Scientist Steven Starr.
Source: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
February 24, 2015
Keystone Pipeline News--5 Health Reasons to Herald the End of the Keystone Pipeline
Physicians for Social Responsibility applauds President Obama’s decision to veto the congressional bill to advance the Keystone XL pipeline.
February 22, 2015
Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash
Important piece on toxic coal ash, featuring PSR's Barb Gottlieb explaining the health impacts.
Source: Vice News
February 17, 2015
How Coal Kills
According to Coal's Assault on Human Health, a report by PSR, coal combustion releases mercury, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and other substances known to be hazardous to human health.
Source: Scientific American
February 9, 2015
PSR Security media hits for 2015
February 7, 2015
Dr. Bob Gould at the Oakland Climate March
KPFA interview with PSR Board Member Dr. Bob Gould at the March for Real Climate Leadership in Oakland on February 8th.
February 4, 2015
When a train derails in your backyard
A letter to the editor from PSR Philadelphia Executive Director Cherie Eichholz
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
January 23, 2015
A dramatic doomsday warning to the world
An op-ed from PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.
January 14, 2015
Decisions about environment affect our health
An op-ed from Florida PSR's Dr. Lonnie Draper.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat
January 12, 2015
Judge rejects Boeing's bid to demolish and dispose of radioactive waste without accountability
PSR-Los Angeles was part of the lawsuit against Boeing, working to clean up the Santa Susanna plant site, where a partial nuclear reactor meltdown was never adequately cleaned up.
December 31, 2014
Nuclear Security: U.S. Government Should Humanize, Not Modernize
Op-ed by PSR's Theresa Shaffer on modernization and the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons Conference.
Source: Common Dreams
December 30, 2014
Risks From Oil Terminal
A letter to the editor on the public safety risks of a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver, WA, by WPSR Executive Director Laura Skelton and member Dr. Michael Soman.
Source: New York Times
December 27, 2014
Letter: Cardiologist thanks Cuomo for fracking decision
PSR-NY member, Dr. Bart Schoenfeld, offers his thanks to Gov Cuomo for banning fracking in New York.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal
December 23, 2014
Letter: Analyses support decision to ban fracking statewide
Research analyses confirm need for ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing and thank New York Govenor Cuomo for choosing to protect the state's health and water sources.
Source: Times Herald-Record