June 17, 2015
Pa.'s drinking water needs Clean Water Rule
An op-ed from PSR member Dr. Alan S. Peterson.
June 11, 2015
Abolishing Nuclear Arms
A letter to the editor from PSR's Dr. Bob Gould.
Source: New York Times
June 9, 2015
Oil Trains Don't Have to Derail or Explode to Be Hazardous, Doctors Warn
In May, hundreds of doctors, nurses and health-care professionals from PSR called on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to take a stronger position against proposed oil-by-rail shipping terminals in their respective states, in order to insure the health and physical security of families and communities there.
Source: Truth Out
June 4, 2015
Clean Water Rule is a win for health in Michigan
An op-ed by PSR member Grant Shafer.
Source: Detroit News
June 3, 2015
How rising carbon is changing seasonal allergies
An op-ed by PSR member Dr. Samantha Ahdoot.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch
May 29, 2015
Video: Climate Change Guide Covered on CBS News
Watch local news coverage of PSR Arizona's Citizen's Climate Guide from News 13 in Tucson.
May 29, 2015
This Huffington Post piece quotes PSR's Dr. Robert Dodge on nuclear disarmament.
Source: Huffington Post
May 27, 2015
A powerful article about a prison built next to a coal ash/coal slurry dump--and one prisoner's rapid and frightening decline in health. Was coal ash responsible? PSR provided the background information on the toxic substances in coal ash and their possible health consequences for the prison inmates.
Source: International Business Times
May 26, 2015
Clean Water Rule: A Win for Public Health
The release today of the Clean Water Rule (also known as the Waters of the U.S. rule) marks a strong step forward in protecting the streams and wetlands that are the headwaters of drinking water supplies for one in three U.S. residents.
May 18, 2015
Shining Light on Health Effects of EPA Power Plan
Dr. Catherine Thomasson, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, says the increase in asthma cases isn't just caused by air quality. Warming temperatures and increased CO2 is spurring plants to go on overdrive.
Source: Public New Service
May 14, 2015
Regulators asked to close Washington nuclear plant until crack in cooling system repaired
Oregon PSR on Wednesday petitioned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to suspend the plant restart until the pipe has been repaired. The group contends the fix is crucial in light of recent seismic studies showing that a major earthquake could cause more ground movement at the plant than designed to withstand.
Source: The Oregonian
May 14, 2015
Remembering Dr. Ben Pollara
It is with a heavy heart that we report that Dr. Ben Pollara, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at USF passed away yesterday evening after a prolonged illness.
May 12, 2015
Maine Voices: U.S. needs to renew commitment to nuclear disarmament Many other countries are trying to achieve nuclear disarmament. Let's pledge to join them.
May 5, 2015
Nuclear Hotseat #202: PSR's Nukebusters Film Competition
PSR's Martin Fleck and Christine Herrmann talk to the Nuclear Hotseat Podcast about the Nukebusters Short Film Contest. (Interview starts about halfway through.)
Source: Nuclear Hotseat
May 5, 2015
Maine Calling: Iran, Nukes & Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Source: Maine Public Radio
April 25, 2015
Letter to the editor: Urge Sen. King to use his clout against nuclear proliferation
April 21, 2015
Philly's Earth Day challenge: Greenest city or energy hub?
An op-ed by PSR Philadelphia's Cherie Eichholz and Teresa Méndez-Quigley.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
April 19, 2015
Toxics bill fails to put New Jerseyans' health and safety first
An op-ed by PSR member Dr. Aly Cohen.
Source: NJ Environment News
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
April 14, 2015
Maine Voices: Healthy pregnancies depend on good information about toxic chemicals
Source: Portland Press Herald