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Physicians Group Warns Air Pollution from Oil and Gas Extraction May Increase Rates of COVID-19 Infections and Deaths

January 28, 2021 Comments Off on Physicians Group Warns Air Pollution from Oil and Gas Extraction May Increase Rates of COVID-19 Infections and Deaths

This new report from PSR found higher rates of COVID-19 cases in some New Mexico and Colorado counties with high levels of oil and gas drilling.

As President Biden Takes Office, Groups Double Down on Legal Push to End Fracking on Public Lands

January 22, 2021 Comments Off on As President Biden Takes Office, Groups Double Down on Legal Push to End Fracking on Public Lands

As Joe Biden prepared to assume the presidency this week, a coalition filed a lawsuit to overturn the Trump administration’s sale of more than 1 million acres of public lands in the American West for fracking.

PSR Celebrates Entry Into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

January 22, 2021 Comments Off on PSR Celebrates Entry Into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

This treaty changes the legal status of nuclear weapons in international law, and marks a historic milestone for a decades-long, intergenerational movement to abolish nuclear weapons.

A Clear and Present Threat

January 7, 2021 Comments Off on A Clear and Present Threat

Like the rest of the world, we at PSR watched with disgust and disbelief as thousands of rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Read our statement.

New Analysis of Fracking Science (nearly 2,000 studies) Finds Grave Health, Environmental Justice, and Climate Impacts

December 14, 2020 Comments Off on New Analysis of Fracking Science (nearly 2,000 studies) Finds Grave Health, Environmental Justice, and Climate Impacts

Major report from health experts and scientists who have closely assessed a decade of science on fracking reveals alarming trends for people and the environment.

Physicians for Social Responsibility celebrates 50th ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

October 24, 2020 Comments Off on Physicians for Social Responsibility celebrates 50th ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

This treaty changes the legal status of nuclear weapons in international law, and marks a historic milestone for a decades-long, intergenerational movement to abolish nuclear weapons.

Thousands of Doctors and Nurses Across America Prescribe Urgent Medicine to Protect Health: Calling on Leaders to Act on Climate Change

October 21, 2020 Comments Off on Thousands of Doctors and Nurses Across America Prescribe Urgent Medicine to Protect Health: Calling on Leaders to Act on Climate Change

4,300+ doctors and nurses warned that climate change is a clear and present threat to health and safety, and urged elected leaders to prioritize climate action to protect public health.

Gas Stoves Release Dangerous Levels of Indoor Pollution, Report Finds

May 5, 2020 Comments Off on Gas Stoves Release Dangerous Levels of Indoor Pollution, Report Finds

A new report, coauthored by PSR, documents dangerous levels of indoor air pollution from gas stoves.

PSR and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

March 13, 2020 Comments Off on PSR and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

At PSR, we take the “social responsibility” part of our name seriously, and that means doing our part to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community in which…

“A Nationwide Fracking Ban Would Be Invaluable for Human Health”: Physicians for Social Responsibility Applauds First Proposed Nationwide Ban on Fracking

February 3, 2020 Comments Off on “A Nationwide Fracking Ban Would Be Invaluable for Human Health”: Physicians for Social Responsibility Applauds First Proposed Nationwide Ban on Fracking

PSR applauded the first legislative proposal for a nationwide ban on fracking for natural gas. Read our statement on the proposed bill, which would greatly benefit health and the climate.

RevCon Revealed How Nuclear Powers Are Undermining the NPT

August 22, 2022 Comments Off on RevCon Revealed How Nuclear Powers Are Undermining the NPT

Op-ed in Inkstick by Jasmine Owens, Associate Director, PSR Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program

Disarmament is the only cure for nuclear weapons

August 21, 2022 Comments Off on Disarmament is the only cure for nuclear weapons

Letter to the editor in The Washington Post by PSR Board Member Gwen DuBois, MD, MPH.

How even a limited nuclear war would destroy the planet

August 19, 2022 Comments Off on How even a limited nuclear war would destroy the planet

Op-ed in Responsible Statecraft by Jasmine Owens, Associate Director, PSR Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program.

The U.S. Military Cannot Be Trusted On Climate Change

August 16, 2022 Comments Off on The U.S. Military Cannot Be Trusted On Climate Change

Op-ed in Outrider by Jasmine Owens, Associate Director, PSR Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program.

Carbon capture: climate change’s “healthy”cigarette

August 15, 2022 Comments Off on Carbon capture: climate change’s “healthy”cigarette

Op-ed in Harvard Public Health by PSR Board Member Laalitha Surapaneni, MD, MPH.

Ukraine war and climate crisis set backdrop for atomic bomb commemoration

August 10, 2022 Comments Off on Ukraine war and climate crisis set backdrop for atomic bomb commemoration

Article in People’s World quoting PSR Board Member Tova Fuller, MD, PhD.

New PGW budget could include first step toward climate-friendly transformation

August 9, 2022 Comments Off on New PGW budget could include first step toward climate-friendly transformation

WHYY article quoting Linnea Bond of PSR Pennsylvania.

Here’s how citywide composting could help Baltimore

August 5, 2022 Comments Off on Here’s how citywide composting could help Baltimore

Baltimore Sun op-ed co-authored by Vennela Avula, PSR Next Gen Climate Ambassador and medical student.

Greenpeace Warns of Twin Nuclear Crises in Ukraine from Chernobyl to Russian Military Control of Zaporizhzhia Plant

August 4, 2022 Comments Off on Greenpeace Warns of Twin Nuclear Crises in Ukraine from Chernobyl to Russian Military Control of Zaporizhzhia Plant

Democracy Now! interview with PSR Board Member Dr. Ira Helfand.

How Colorado is preventing PFAS contamination from the oil and gas industry

August 4, 2022 Comments Off on How Colorado is preventing PFAS contamination from the oil and gas industry

Coverage in Environmental Health News of PFAS research by PSR’s Dusty Horwitt.