Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | foreign policy | no first use | nuclear weapons | u.s. nuclear policy
Some experts argue that nuclear weapons are already illegal under international law. Meanwhile, the United States—with 1,750 deployed nuclear weapons—and eight other nuclear-armed nations unequivocally consider them legal. Adopted in 2017, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is an initiative to build a comprehensive legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons.
Issue: air pollution | children's health | environment & health | fracking & methane
More than a third of U.S. households cook our meals primarily with gas. Yet most of us don’t know that when we do, we may be harming our own health. A new report, “Health Effects from Gas Stove Pollution,” presents the scientific evidence documenting dangerous levels of indoor air pollution from using a gas stove; …
Issue: air pollution | environment & health | fracking & methane
A new report, coauthored by PSR, documents dangerous levels of indoor air pollution from gas stoves. The report presents scientific evidence that gas stoves release several hazardous pollutants, notably nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide.
Issue: nuclear weapons | u.s. nuclear policy
Type: fact sheet | toolkit
Each April, Dr. Bob Dodge, PSR-LA Board Member and co-founder of Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, calculates the cost of nuclear weapons programs to our communities. See what the costs are in your community.
Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane
Type: fact sheet | infographic
Learn how replacing your gas-burning appliances with electrically-powered alternatives, like induction stoves and electric heat pumps, is good for your health and the climate. Infographic by PSR/Philadelphia.
Issue: air pollution | climate change | environment & health | renewable energy
Type: letter to policymaker
PSR and eight health organizations urge the U.S. Congress to enact a package of strong clean energy tax incentives in 2020, as one of our best opportunities to meaningfully address climate change in the 116th Congress. Investments in clean energy are critical to combating the harmful health effects of air pollution and climate change. Clean …
Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | toxic chemicals
A chilling investigative article in the January 21 Rolling Stone magazine has found that wastewater from many oil and gas wells is dangerously radioactive. The local environment, nearby residents, and especially the oil and gas industry’s own employees may all be exposed to toxic levels of radiation—but most people are totally unaware. Watch below for …
Issue: disarmament | foreign policy | nuclear weapons | u.s. nuclear policy
Type: fact sheet
PSR Fact Sheet on New START Treaty.
Issue: disarmament | no first use | nuclear weapons | u.s. nuclear policy
Type: fact sheet
Many local and national organizations have endorsed the “Back from the Brink” resolution. Are you associated with a group that might support this? Introduce this resolution at your church, synagogue, civic group, medical association, university, or municipality.
Issue: air pollution | climate change | environment & health | environmental justice | fracking & methane | safe food & water
Read PSR’s report on liquified natural gas (LNG) and its implications for our environment, our health, and our climate.