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Physicians Warn Scrapping the Clean Power Plan Could Result in 10,000s of Preventable Deaths and Illnesses

October 10, 2017 Comments Off on Physicians Warn Scrapping the Clean Power Plan Could Result in 10,000s of Preventable Deaths and Illnesses

Today, the EPA announced the termination of the Clean Power Plan, the most comprehensive piece of climate change policy on the federal level. The policy created viable pathways for states to slash carbon emissions by almost one-third from electricity sectors, greatly advancing the nation’s ability to slow climate change.

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.

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.