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Jul 27, 2015, 11:50 ET
"Bomb Boat" docked at Martha's Vineyard. Photo by Stephen Jones

The "Bomb Boat" of Martha's Vineyard: Travelers' Warning from Physicians for Civil Defense

The "Bomb Boat" is ferry workers' nickname for the MV Sankaty, which carries fuel tanker trucks. It docks next to the passenger ferry Island Home,...

Jul 20, 2015, 11:31 ET

2014: Year of Hottest Rhetoric, Not of Hottest Climate, States Physicians for Civil Defense

The state of the Climate 2014 report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the American Meteorological Society "delves...

Jul 02, 2015, 13:14 ET

Fireworks, Coal-Fired Electricity Not a 'Medical Emergency,' States Physicians for Civil Defense

Pope Francis, President Obama, medical organizations, and the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet are all demanding "action" to prevent...

Feb 09, 2015, 13:58 ET

Don't Buy Gold, Advises Physicians for Civil Defense

Many people are buying precious metals in anticipation of financial collapse. "But gold will not protect you from the blast and radiation effects...

Jan 22, 2015, 09:44 ET

SOTU: Is U.S. Provoking War with Russia, Asks Physicians for Civil Defense

In his Jan 20, 2015, State of the Union message, President Obama proclaimed that "the shadow of crisis has passed." The century dawned with terror,...

Dec 04, 2014, 17:46 ET

U.S. House Vote Could Lead to War with Russia, Warns Physicians for Civil Defense

 In a resolution passed today in the U.S. House of Representatives, by a vote of 411 to 10, the U.S. effectively "declared Cold War on Russia,"...

Oct 29, 2014, 11:33 ET

Ebola Preparedness Abysmal, States Physicians for Civil Defense

Federal officials claim that the U.S. is well-prepared for public-health threats such as Ebola, but the reverse is true, and the reason is not lack...

Oct 17, 2014, 13:41 ET

Ebola Hearings Miss Main Point, States Physicians for Civil Defense

In Oct 16 hearings before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, no one asked why the deadly Ebola virus is no...

Oct 14, 2014, 12:23 ET

'Air Bridge' for Ebola to U.S. Is Disastrous, States Physicians for Civil Defense

As Ebola cases continue to double every 3 weeks in West Africa, and 10,000 new cases per week are anticipated, the U.S. military is sending some...

Jul 30, 2014, 13:06 ET

'Climate Action' Advocates for Worse Poverty in Georgia, says Physicians for Civil Defense

 Hundreds of advocates from across the Southeast descended on Atlanta on Tuesday for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearings on rules...

Jul 17, 2014, 10:25 ET

Provocative 'Good News about Nuclear Destruction' Billboard Campaign

Worldwide chaos and nuclear proliferation are bad news. The good news is that many people could survive a nuclear disaster unharmed if they know...

Apr 23, 2014, 10:02 ET

Expedient Personal Emergency Radiation Detectors Free to First Responders

As the Cold War rekindles, PhysiciansforCivilDefense.org is offering free color-indicating expedient radiation detectors to all U.S. police and...

Mar 01, 2014, 13:44 ET

WW III Imminent? Doctors Urge Preparedness

Some see ominous possibilities as 6,000 Russian troops move into Ukraine, the U.S. Sixth Fleet moves toward Crimea, and NATO troops land in Western...

Feb 25, 2014, 15:02 ET

Fallout Measurement Station Established in Tucson

Physicians for Civil Defense in cooperation with the Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Arizona (MRCSA) has established a first-of-its-kind,...

Jan 10, 2014, 08:57 ET

"Drop And Cover If You See A Bright Flash," Doctors Urge

 At the time of the Emergency Management Agency of Utah (UEMA) conference on Jan 9, 2014, Physicians for Civil Defense issued the following...

Sep 11, 2013, 14:35 ET

Do No Harm on Syria, Says Doctors' Group

 As the Commander in Chief holds open the prospect of a military strike on Syria, while asking Congress to hold off on taking a vote,...

Sep 10, 2013, 15:57 ET

U.S. Radiation Monitoring Inadequate, Says Doctors' Group

Every terrorist attack or nuclear incident anywhere in the world causes much public fear about radiation—and distrust of government...

Feb 27, 2013, 12:37 ET

Doctors Support Kansas Proposal for Balance in Science Education

 The Kansas legislature has introduced a bill that would "encourage" the teaching of "scientific controversies"—such as "climate...

Feb 26, 2013, 12:06 ET

Meteorite or Bomb: Duck and Cover, Doctors Say

 On Feb 15,  a bus-sized meteorite hit Siberia with the energy of 20 atomic bombs. About 3,000 buildings in Chelyabinsk were damaged, and...

Feb 04, 2013, 10:35 ET

EPA Science Is the "New Homeopathy," Doctors State

 According to the homeopathic theory that is disdained by virtually the entire medical community, therapeutic effects can be obtained at...