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Birth Defects

Metrobilly Band Rocks Charts With Song on Mountaintop Removal (VIDEO)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

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Appalachian Coalfield Leaders Turn Tables at Congressional Hearing on Mountaintop Removal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.26.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In gut-wrenching testimonies on the economic costs and humanitarian crisis related to mountaintop removal operations, two Appalachian coalfield leaders turned the tables on an EPA-bashing Natural Resources House Committee hearing in Charleston today.

EPA Guidance on Mountaintop Removal: Acceptable Birth Defects and Cancer Corridors in Appalachian Coalfields?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The once proud EPA that promised "to protect 95% of aquatic life and fresh water streams in central Appalachia" and defend the Clean Water Act and health of coalfield residents has succumbed to right-wing political and legal pressures.

Lucia Graves

Roundup: Scientists Say World's Top-Selling Weedkiller Causes Birth Defects

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.24.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The chemical at the heart of the planet’s most widely used herbicide -- Roundup weedkiller, used in farms and gardens across the U.S. ...

Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining: The National Research Council Should Investigate

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 08.23.2011 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

Science is not just another opinion. Resolving the most serious ecological problems requires adherence to sound scientific facts that are not limited by politically-driven scientific compromises.

Lucia Graves

Regulators Knew World's Best-Selling Herbicide Causes Birth Defects

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Industry regulators have known for years that Roundup, the world's best-selling herbicide produced by U.S. company Monsanto, causes birt...

Big Coal Giveaway

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

This week, in the heart of one of the nation's best potential wind energy-producing regions, the Powder River Basin, the Obama administration handed away thousands of acres of federal land, land owned by you and me, to the coal industry.

'Cyclops' Baby With 1 Eye and No Nose Born in India

aolnews.com | Marc Hartzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A baby boy with one eye in the center of his forehead and no nose was born in India last week. He survived only one day. Doctors were shocked when ...

History Made in the Ecuadorian Amazon!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

The people of the Ecuadorian Amazon took on that struggle of a lifetime and yesterday the court made its decision -- Chevron is guilty.

Pregnant Women Are Carrying a Lot More Than Just a New Baby

Sarah Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Janssen

A new study confirms that pregnant women carry multiple chemicals in their bodies that can be passed onto their fetus, putting them at risk for birth defects and health problems later in life.

With a Little Innovation -- Bread Is (a Better) Life

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marc Van Ameringen

It is innovation, like the fortified baladi bread reaching 52 million Egyptians every day, that will make the difference between surviving and thriving. Because the focus is no longer only on eating, but eating well.

Green News Report: October 28, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Congrats ...

Genetically Modified Soy Diets Lead to Ovary and Uterus Changes in Rats

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/235 If you're still eating genetically modified (GM) soybeans and you plan on having kids, a Brazilian study...

Flame Retardants: Extinguishers of Brain Development?

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

Prenatal exposure to PBDEs interferes with neural development in experimental animals. Rats exposed to flame retardants during fetal development have a weakened ability to strengthen synaptic connections.

Fallujah Birth Defects Raise Specter Of U.S. Chemical-Weapons Use In Iraq (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A large and growing number of Iraqi children are suffering from severe birth defects, as shown in the heartbreaking CNN segment embedded below, and th...

Boxer and Feinstein Call For Halt to Landfill Expansion

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

FRESNO, Calif. — State health officials said Tuesday they found nothing unusual about the rate of infant birth defects in an impoverished San Jo...

Baby Born With No Eyes: Anophthalmia Means Life Without Sight (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Brielle Garrison is just months old, and already she faces a barrage of doctors appointments. She was born with no eyes nor eye tissue. Brielle, who...

Antibiotics Linked To Birth Defects

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Researchers studying antibiotics in pregnancy have found a surprising link between common drugs used to treat urinary infections and b...

Is Your Baby Crawling On Carpet Made Of Coal Ash?

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deirdre Imus

Corporations need to take economic and social responsibility for their business practices. Environmental pollution is a major health threat with enormous economic consequences.

Big Pharma's Crime Spree: Drug Makers Pushing Products For Unapproved Uses

Bloomberg | David Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pfizer and Lilly lead a parade of U.S. companies that have paid $7 billion in penalties after promoting drugs for uses not approved by the FDA. This u...

Huge Rise In Birth Defects In Falluja (Video)

guardian.co.uk | Martin Chulov in Falluja | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Doctors in Iraq's war-ravaged enclave of Falluja are dealing with up to 15 times as many chronic deformities in infants and a spike in early life canc...

Dominican Republic Birth Defects Caused By US Coal Company

miamiherald.com | By FRANCES ROBLES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A civil lawsuit filed Wednesday in Delaware charges that toxic levels of waste dumped at the Arroyo Barril port has made people nearby sick. After yea...

Recycling Plastic: What a Waste

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Every day, single-use plastics ("SUPs" bottles, bags, packaging, utensils, etc.) made from petrochemicals are thrown away in huge quantities after one use, but they will last virtually forever.

Peace Rising

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Zak Wachtendonk, who died in March, a month after his 30th birthday, was the son of a Vietnam vet who had been exposed to Agent Orange.

Thalidomide: Curse or Cure?

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Gertler

Lynette is what the doctors call a "thalidomide baby." There were other thalidomide babies on the floor, all around 10 years old, mostly limbless or with limbs that were profoundly deformed.