Changes in consumer behavior can lead to big reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in the areas of transportation, housing and food, writes Chesapeake PSR's Dr. Yousef Zarbalian.
The links between burning fossil fuels and adverse health impacts continue to grow. Four recent studies show that sharply reducing our dependence on fossil fuels would result in significant health and economic benefits for our society.
Climate change affects human health. A new report from a consortium of doctors and health professionals details how extreme weather, an increase in pests and other climate-related issues affect health.
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.
Health and environmental groups opposed to fracking in Maryland delivered a petition to the gas industry asking for information on nondisclosure agreements that silence fracking victims.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act (GGRA): Maryland mandates a 25 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and 40 percent by 2030.
Support Chesapeake PSR's No Fracking Secrets report asking the fracking industry to reveal the number, location and reasons for fracking nondisclosure agreement.s
New report on fracking health risks released. CPSR sent a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan about a new fracking and health report linking air pollution and drinking water contamination to fracking.
Fracking linked to increase in premature births, high-risk pregnancy, finds a study.
Montgomery County, Maryland votes to restrict carcinogenic or endocrine disruptor pesticides on lawns and public parks to protect health.
Montgomery County Maryland will decide whether to restrict carcinogenic and endocrine disruptor pesticides on lawns and in public parks.
CPSR's No Secrets petition asks the fracking industry to reveal fracking nondisclosure agreements and allow questions about fracking and health.
The New York Times reported on the health problems faced by residents in the Upton-Druid Heights neighborhood of West Baltimore, the scene of recent unrest in Maryland's largest city.
The New York Times reported that, "...residents die from nearly every major disease at substantially higher rates than the city as a whole — nearly double the rate from heart disease, more than double the rate from prostate cancer, and triple the rate from AIDS. Life expectancy here is just 68 years, one notch above Pakistan." In addition, the area suffers from higher rates of asthma, lead paint poisoning and drug addiction.
Bishop Douglas Miles, the pastor at Koinonia Baptist Church in Northeast Baltimore, told the New York Times, “If the statistics that are present in these communities were present in any white community in Baltimore, it would be declared a state of emergency. Health disparities loom as a giant lurking in the shadows. They never get talked about.”