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Lynne Peeples

Toxic Battleground: Contaminated Environments May Be To Blame For Decades Of Sick Soldiers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.08.2013 | Green

In 1991, as part of Operation Desert Storm, former U.S. Army Spc. Candy Lovett arrived in Kuwait a healthy 29-year-old eager to serve her country. Two...

Burn, Baby, Burn

David Isenberg | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

Remember when rioters in Watts, Calif., began shouting "Burn, Baby! BURN!" in the turmoil of 1965? I'm sure they didn't have the following future in ...

The Pits of Hell

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

This week's NATO summit on the future of the war in Afghanistan probably did not get to the matter of burn pits or abandoned latrines. These are the details of hell. They are also our legacy, in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Green News Report: November 11, 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: Limbaugh ...

Honoring Our Nations Veterans as Cancer Stricken Soldiers Go Ignored

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
R. B. Stuart

Our military has already chosen to die for their country -- but does that include by the hand of Big Pharma too?

This Waste Really Hurts

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

As this is something I have written on previously it seems appropriate to note that today the U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report ...

Green News Report: September 16, 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: Primaries ...

Strike Two on 'Just Following Orders' Defense

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Sick soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan filed claims because of "alleged failures of the military contractors to treat water and dispose of waste in a manner required" by the US military. The defense is looking even lamer than ever.

Something in the Air

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Rather

Returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from new ailments related to burn pits, massive fires that sent thick, choking smoke hanging over US bases. Now one soldier is coming forward.

Radiation, DU and Burn Pits -- Iraq's Cancer: "America's Gift That Keeps Giving"

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
R. B. Stuart

Memorial Day makes us remember that no matter how many wars, generations and decades go by, we as a human race never seem to learn.

Green News Report -- March 18, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iPhone, Android, Palm Pre and BlackBerry! IN TODAY'S RADIO...

"Depleted Uranium From Sea To Shining Sea:" Cancer Kills US Soldiers And Iraqi Civilians

R. B. Stuart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
R. B. Stuart

I have tracked nearly 40 soldiers since 2006 who have been diagnosed with rare, aggressive forms of cancer post-tour. Half have already died.

General Petraeus Joins Troops Diagnosed With Cancer

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
R. B. Stuart

In 2003 General Petraeus led the troops into the massive battle of "shock and awe" in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 101st Airborne was the first to pav...

Abandoning America's Soldiers: The Decay of The US Military

R. B. Stuart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
R. B. Stuart

The inadequacy of the VA and a majority of military doctors in theater that fail to diagnose or misdiagnose is at the crux of the soldiers diagnosed with rare, advanced cancers.

Residue From the Burn Pits of Iraq: Soldiers with Cancer

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
R. B. Stuart

Sgt. Christopher J. Sachs was diagnosed with cancer three years after returning from Iraq. The U.S. military, however, refused to consider the possibility that his illness was related to his tour.

Leukemia: The New Army Camouflage

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
R. B. Stuart

While the country is ravaged by a crippling economy, it is a lightweight problem compared to what's happening to a portion of military families. Their loved ones are coming home with cancer.