The 2016 Legislative Session and the State Ballot: There is Some Good News!

December 2, 2016

The 2016 California state legislative session came to a close on November 30.  SF Bay Area PSR supported approximately 22 bills to protect human health and environment (see list below) that ranged from “No coal in Oakland” through reduction of climate change emissions,  and stronger firearms and ammunition controls to reduce gun injuries and deaths. Senator…

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Progress in Paris, but So Far To Go

December 31, 2015

Like many of you, we at SF Bay Area PSR eagerly awaited the announcements of agreement at the latest climate change talks in Paris. We knew that representatives of PSR were there and would be working for the most substantive agreement possible. When the agreement was finally announced, it became clear that some positive steps…

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PSR in New England Journal of Medicine, followed by Important Statements and Victory!

November 25, 2015

We are pleased to announce the publication of an article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) that was authored by PSR Board Member (and current International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)Co-President Dr. Ira Helfand, and PSR co-founder Dr. Victor Sidel. The article, “Docs and Nukes – Still a Live Issue”…

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SF Bay Area PSR Hosts an Evening with Sandra Steingraber: California Fracking and Health

September 29, 2015

Reminder: Earlier this month, we were thrilled to invite our supporters and members of SF Bay Area PSR to an evening with acclaimed ecologist, activist, and author Sandra Steingraber, PhD. Please plan to join us! Dr. Steingraber will be speaking about climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment. We’re honored…

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Climate Change Webinar for Health Care

March 21, 2011

SF Bay Area PSR invites you to a free Webinar on Climate Change and Public Health in celebration of Earth Day activities! New this year, our partner Health Care without Harm and Practice Greenhealth are hosting two free Climate Literacy webinars titled Climate Change and the Role of the Health Care Clinician: Education, Mitigation and…

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In Memoriam Monte Gregg Steadman, MD

August 19, 2010

Dear PSR friends, I recently had the great honor to attend the memorial held for Dr. Gregg Monte Steadman a few weeks ago in Santa Rosa, where he continued to care for patients and be a major force for peace in the local community for most of the final period of his life. In recognition…

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Countdown to Zero Film Premiere

July 13, 2010

Dear PSR member and supporter, Sixty five years ago, the twin nuclear explosions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed approximately 210,000 people, and left those who survived the blasts vulnerable to numerous chronic health effects, including the development of cancer. Please join us and our community partners at the Hiroshima Day commemoration rally at Livermore on…

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Dr. Richard Ricklefs (1916 – 2007)

June 12, 2010

The SF Bay Area Chapter and National PSR recently received a generous bequest from Dr. Richard Ricklefs, a longtime PSR member and chapter supporter.  Dr. Ricklefs was born November 13, 1916, in Monticello, Iowa, and passed away in Arcata, California on July 7, 2007, at the age of 90. Below is a personal reminiscence of…

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