Climate and Health


Dear Texas Lawmakers: For Our Health, Protect Our Trees!

If Governor Abbott gets his way, in-state and out-of-state developers will be free to clear cut every tree—even giant heritage oaks—from project sites. Developers might benefit in the short term, but Texans would suffer higher costs and poorer health for years to come. We must not allow that to happen.

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How Abbott Made the Outdoors Less Safe for Austin Families: A Texas PSR Op-Ed

In response to Governor Abbott's line-item veto of funding for ozone pollution monitors for Austin, San Antonio, and other pollution-threatened Texas cities, Texas PSR Board Treasurer, Dr. Elliot Trester, submitted an op-ed to the Austin-American Statesman. It was published on July 10, 2017. The ...

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Texas PSR to the World: #WeAreStillIn

Here in Texas, we know that the health threats from climate change are too many and too big to ignore. From extreme heat to asthma to vector-borne disease, the people in our communities who will be most impacted will be children, the elderly, and people with low incomes. That’s why we stand with ...

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Welcome Our 2017 Summer Intern!

About me: I am David Biko and I am 19-year-old Public Health student at the University of Texas. Within my studies I have concentrations in health care policy and environmental health and have hopes to work on health care laws. I am excited to work with Texas PSR this summer to provide an opportu...

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