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Dr Janis Petzel of PSR Maine’s climate committee writes… Let’s pay attention to what COVID-19 is telling us about climate change.


Organic Sales Bloom

PSR Maine’s pesticide report supports retailers move toward more organics… MAINE RETAILERS MEET GROWING DEMAND FOR NATURAL LAWN AND GARDEN PRODUCTS


US must turn back from nuclear brink

By Geoff Gratwick, Opinion guest column • August 8, 2019 3:59 pm Aug. 6 and 9 are days of remembrance. On those days in 1945, the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing more than 200,000 civilians. Those two days changed the world forever. We now know the face of annihilation. READ MORE


Maine Voices: Congressional delegation should press for nuclear de-escalation

Mainers collectively pay $257 million a year in taxes toward the arms race, exacerbating the detonation threat and diverting crucial resources. BY BENJAMIN T. COLLINGS SPECIAL TO THE PRESS HERALD Aug. 6 and 7 marked the 74th commemoration of the detonation of nuclear weapons at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. READ MORE


PSR in the news

We must prevent war with Iran By Maureen McCue, Tribune New Service. The BDN publishes opinions from partner news services to bring a wider variety of perspectives to readers. • June 3, 2019 11:52 am As a physician and member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, I am deeply troubled by the intemperate rhetoric about Iran coming from …

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Solar success

Passage of the most recent version of a solar energy bill, LD 1711, is good news for Maine. The legislation was sponsored by Lincoln County Sen. Dana Dow, a Republican, and approved by a majority in the House and Senate. Locally, Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Waldo County, and Reps. Scott Cuddy, D-Winterport; Jan Dodge, D-Belfast; Vicki …

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PSR Maine in the news

A psychiatrist, Janis Petzel, gave a chilling talk, “Death by Degrees: The Health Crisis of Climate Change in Maine.” Global warming means more Lyme disease and other insect-borne sicknesses such as anaplasmosis; more heat exhaustion, READ MORE


How the cost of nuclear weapons impact Mainers

One of the things that we all seem to share living in Maine is a sensibility about spending money.  But when it comes to the nuclear arms budget, this is farthest from the truth. With over 4,000 warheads in the US stockpile, including 1,400 that are currently deployed, we have more than enough to keep …

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