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PSR in the News

  • The Danger Downwind
    May 24, 2012

    A New York Times editorial links to a letter to the president signed by PSR and other groups, calling on the EPA to take action under the Clean Air Act to prevent disasters at chemical plants.

    Source: The New York Times
  • What you need to know about taking a gap year
    May 21, 2012

    Louis Everett Livingstone spent a gap year exploring numerous cultures throughout the world. In that time, he found a passion for global engagement, the environment, and health. Once arriving at the UI, he interned for the nonprofit Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility, participated in the UI Overseas Writers’ Workshop in Cuba, and is currently studying abroad in Morocco.

    Source: University of Iowa
  • Dust in the wind?
    May 17, 2012

    Maye Thompson of Oregon PSR explains the health effects of coal dust.

    Source: The Portland Tribune
  • Nuclear bill would have been a disaster for Iowa
    May 16, 2012

    In a major blow to the nuclear industry, the Iowa Legislature adjourned without passing a bill that would pave the way for MidAmerican Energy to charge ratepayers in advance for new nuclear reactor construction. PSR was among groups working in opposition to the bill.

    Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
  • A nuclear clash could starve the world
    May 11, 2012

    An op-ed co-authored by PSR board member Dr. Ira Helfand on the danger of nuclear famine.

    Source: CNN
  • Chicago Tribune Investigation Reveals Deceptive Chemical Industry Tactics Promoting Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals
    May 7, 2012

    "Scientific evidence is exhaustive, yet the flame retardant industry continues to deceive the public and policymakers," says Martha Dina Arguello of Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA.

    Source: Californians For Toxic Free Fire Safety
  • Exporting coal presents myriad health, environmental concerns
    May 7, 2012

    Dr. Andy Harris of Oregon PSR on the health impacts of coal export.

    Source: The Oregonian
  • TEP is asked to stop burning coal
    May 4, 2012

    The groups, which include the Arizona PSR, Clean Air Task Force, and the Sierra Club, called on TEP to switch solely to cleaner-burning natural gas at Sundt.

    Source: Arizona Daily Star
  • Doctors Press Court to Release Records in Gas Fracking Case
    April 30, 2012

    A brief in support of the newspapers was filed on behalf of Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility, and other groups.

    Source: Business Week
  • If We Change Behavior, We Can Influence Climate
    April 29, 2012

    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
  • CNN: Pakistan test fires medium-range missile
    April 25, 2012

    PSR and its international affiliate IPPNW on Wednesday laid out a hypothetical scenario of what a nuclear conflict between two countries like India and Pakistan would mean for the world.

    Source: CNN
  • Washington Times: Small nuclear war would inflict global woes
    April 24, 2012

    According to the research released Tuesday by the nonprofit anti-nuclear Physicians for Social Responsibility . . . even a limited, regional nuclear war . . . would cause major changes in the global climate and likely starve a billion people.

    Source: Washington Times
  • Pollution in Green Bay, manufacturing industry at odds
    April 23, 2012

    Pollutants are especially dangerous to people with asthma or other lung diseases, but they also put healthy people at greater risk of heart disease, said Ann Behrmann, past president of the Wisconsin chapter of PSR.

    Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette
  • Lead by Example and Ratify Test Ban Treaty
    April 18, 2012

    An op-ed by PSR-LA Board member Dr. Robert Dodge on the need for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

    Source: Roll Call
  • To save taxes and enhance national security, cut U.S. nuclear arsenal
    April 14, 2012

    An op-ed by former PSR Executive Director Dr. Peter Wilk.

    Source: Portland Press Herald
  • Muscatine Residents Launch "Bucket Brigade" Air Monitoring Project
    April 12, 2012

    Muscatine residents, over burdened by toxic pollution will bring in a team of international pollution busters, the Global Community Monitor, to learn how to measure contamination themselves. Clean Air Muscatine and Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility will be organizing Muscatine residents to participate in the training and testing.

    Source: Clean Air Muscatine
  • Dr. Helen Caldicott: Now is the time to abolish nuke weapons
    April 11, 2012

    An op-ed by former PSR leader Dr. Helen Caldicott.

    Source: The Capitol Times
  • Take steps to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals
    April 7, 2012

    A helpful guide to avoiding harmful chemicals, co-authored by PSR Tampa Bay's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg and Marybeth Palmigiano.

    Source: Tampa Bay Times
  • Reducing air pollution benefits people, planet
    April 4, 2012

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

    Source: Buffalo News
  • Nuclear risks too great
    April 1, 2012

    A letter to the editor from PSR Tampa Bay President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.

    Source: Tampa Bay Times
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