The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty negotiations began March 27, 2017 at the U.N. More than 115 nations participated on the first day, but, as expected, the U.S. and other nuclear-armed states boycotted the talks.
Maryland's fracking ban victory teaches us some important lessons about winning future campaigns with a broad coalition and unwavering focus.
Attacking and suppressing science is becoming the norm in the U.S., whether it's Scott Pruitt's EPA refusing to ban chlorpyrifos or USDA dropping a plan to test food for glyphosate. It falls on all of us to protect science.
The federal budget is not just a financial ledger, it is a statement about the values that drive our country. It helps define who we are as a society, and the direction we want to take as a country. That is why we are appalled at the budget plan proposed by President Trump.
Offshore wind in Maryland moves forward one step. The Maryland Public Service Commission has scheduled two public hearings in late March for the development of two offshore wind projects in an area off the Maryland coast. A decision is expected by mid-May. Offshore wind has the potential to play a huge role in a new clean energy economy.
Reducing lead levels in children is a major issue in Maryland. Blood lead levels remain particularly acute in Baltimore City. The consequences of not addressing blood lead levels will remain with us for generations. Here is an update on legislation under consideration, and why lead matters.
Nuclear weapons and false choices: What do we do when President Trump tweets that the United States "must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability” or that the United States “should be at the top of the pack” with nuclear weapons? How can we bring common sense to our government?
Dr. Gina Angiola made a statement in support of the Maryland fracking ban bills introduced in the Maryland General Assembly. The risks to health and environment make a fracking ban the only rational option.
Competing fracking bills in the Maryland General Assembly will have vastly different outcomes. One would ban fracking in Maryland, the other would set a terrible precedent for the development of laws and regulations designed to protect public health.
Twenty-one Nobel Peace laureates held a summit and called for a global nuclear weapons ban. PSR's Ira Helfand was there representing the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.
The Maryland General Assembly overrode Governor Hogan's veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act, paving the way for increased renewable energy and clean energy jobs growth.
Nuclear weapons must be taken off hair trigger alert. Please sign a petition to Congress to prohibit the president from conducting a first-strike nuclear attack unless authorized by Congress.
Fracking in Maryland: Chesapeake PSR issues two papers on how fracking harms human health and why regulations cannot protect Maryland residents.
Lead in lipstick is still allowed in the US. The FDA recently released a draft guidance on allowable parts per million for lead in cosmetics. Kim Egan of Chesapeake PSR's advisory group writes about why there is no safe level of lead exposure for humans.
A lawsuit seeks to overturn Montgomery County, Maryland's Healthy Lawns Act. Chesapeake PSR is part of a coalition to retain the law's restrictions on certain non-essential toxic pesticides.
RGGI and Maryland's EmPOWER program benefit Maryland's health, economy and environment. Chesapeake PSR's Sara Via, PhD, on why clean air and climate change may be at a crossroads in Maryland.
Donald Trump's choice to lead EPA, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, has spent his career working to dismantle basic public health protections. National PSR is working to stop his appointment.
Maryland fracking regulations do not protect Maryland residents from health and environmental harms. Chesapeake PSR submitted detailed comments to MDE on problems with Maryland fracking regulations.
Arctic sea ice is receding at an alarming rate. But locally in Maryland, you can take steps to reduce carbon emissions. If you are a health professional, please sign a letter to the Maryland General Assembly urging them to override Governor Hogan's veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act.
Antibiotics resistance is a global - and avoidable - problem. Doctors and health professionals have a role to play in reducing overuse of antibiotics in agriculture.