climate change

PSR Maine’s 2022 Year in Review

November 29, 2022

Because of your past support, PSR Maine has had a successful year working to reduce threats to public health by influencing public opinion and promoting science-based policies.

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Urgency needed to address climate change in Maine

November 5, 2020

Op-ed in the Bangor Daily News by Daniel Oppenheim, MD, PSR Maine member.

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COVID & Climate Change: PSR’s Janis Petzel, MD

May 26, 2020

Let’s pay attention to what COVID-19 is telling us about climate change.

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Solar success

August 13, 2019

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,…

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PSR Maine in the news

August 13, 2019

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…

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As disease-bearing ticks head north, weak government response threatens public health

August 13, 2018

The CDC says rising temperatures are partly to blame for the tripling of mosquito, tick, and flea-borne illnesses from 2004 to 2016, but Maine’s governor, a climate skeptic, is tying…

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Scarborough lawmakers should back solar bill

February 12, 2018

The Forecaster Letter to the editor from Mark Follansbee on a proposed law that would protect Maine’s solar industry. “New rules, which will be implemented in just a few months,…

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Pass legislation to protect community solar projects in Maine

February 9, 2018

Portland Press Herald Letter to the editor from Mark Follansbee on a proposed bill to protect Maine’s growing solar industry from new fees. “New rules that will be implemented in…

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Food for Good: A celebration of food and planet

July 27, 2017

Thank you and all our donors and sponsors for another successful event! Green your eats! Food for Good is Maine’s only food event that raises awareness about the connection between…

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Maine scientists, academics condemn Trump’s decision on climate accord, see consequences for state

June 2, 2017

Portland Press Herald The Maine Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, which represents more than 3,000 health care professionals and health advocates statewide, also issued a statement that warned withdrawal…

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