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International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

October 6, 2017 Comments Off on International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Today, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work bringing forward the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)’s international federation, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), founded ICAN in 2007. ICAN mobilized more than 400 NGOs across 100 countries to advocate for an international ban against nuclear weapons. The United Nations adopted the landmark treaty on July 7, 2017.

EPA Drops Illegal Effort to Delay Ozone Protections

August 3, 2017 Comments Off on EPA Drops Illegal Effort to Delay Ozone Protections

In response to legal action by public health, environmental, and community organizations, including PSR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped its proposed delay of the 2015 ozone standards.

Health and Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Its Delay of Clean Air Protections for Millions

July 12, 2017 Comments Off on Health and Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Its Delay of Clean Air Protections for Millions

Today, health, environmental and community groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop the agency’s delay in implementation of the 2015 smog standard.

UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Could Heal Broken U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy, Say U.S. Medical Professionals

July 7, 2017 Comments Off on UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Could Heal Broken U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy, Say U.S. Medical Professionals

Despite a misguided boycott by the U.S. and other nuclear-armed countries, today the UN adopted a treaty banning nuclear weapons worldwide.

Health Advocates Call Court’s Ruling to Regulate Methane a Win for Clean Air and a Healthy Climate

July 5, 2017 Comments Off on Health Advocates Call Court’s Ruling to Regulate Methane a Win for Clean Air and a Healthy Climate

In a win for public health and the climate, the federal appeals court in Washington blocked the Trump administration’s suspension of EPA standards that keep methane and toxic gas pollution from oil and gas wells out of the air we breathe.

Nuclear Famine: Two Billion at Risk?

December 10, 2013 Comments Off on Nuclear Famine: Two Billion at Risk?