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LTE: Heartening progress on nuclear warhead freeze

Re: Oct. 10 article, “US, Russia said close to deal on nuclear warhead freeze.” https://www.statesman.com/opinion/20201016/letters-to-editor-october-16-2020 Hidden on an inner page of today’s Statesman, there was a glimmer of hope in a dark time. U.S. and Russian diplomats are coming together to discuss a freeze on nuclear warheads. The New START treaty expires in February, and this compact would be strengthened by this addition. Consideration is being made to include China, which is heartening. The current number of missiles and nuclear warheads adds to ...

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Commentary: Health and Climate Connected

By Lesa Walker, Texas Medicine September 2020 I am a public health physician and a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas School of Public Health. For almost 25 years, I served as medical director for the Children with Special Health Care Needs Services Program at the Texas Department of State Health Services. The cover of the May 2020 edition of Texas Medicine caught my eye. It highlights the article by Sean Price, “The Temperature’s Rising – Preparing for the Health Effects of Climate Change.” I was so happy to see this article ...

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No to Nuclear Waste in Texas

Letter to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, by Elliot J. Trester MD, Texas PSR board of directors As a board member of Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Texas Chapter of National PSR, I am writing this on behalf of the Texas Chapter. National PSR states on its home page, “We must prevent what we cannot cure.”  The use of nuclear power has created a massive amount of radioactive waste that poses a threat to humans, something we didn’t think much about when building these plants.  That is one of the reasons that PSR does not support the use of ...

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Here’s how clean energy can help Texas bounce back from COVID-19 recession

Must-Read Op-Ed by Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility president, Dr. Mary Ann Gonzalez: "Regardless of political affiliation, all Texans want a safer and healthier state with a growing economy. And we have a chance to rebuild a better America than we had before, to save lives and create conditions in which all people can thrive." Read more here: https://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/other-voices/article244619062.html

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