Nov 18th, 2013
Mothers and children of a First Nations tribe living in one of Canada’s most industrialized regions are highly exposed to estrogen-blocking chemicals, according to a new study. … The reserve is within 24 kilometres of “Chemical Valley”, a region along the U.S.-Canada border near Lake Huron with more than 50 industrial facilities, including oil refineries and chemical manufacturers.
The figure, boosted partly by expanding farms and a rush for land around big infrastructure projects, fulfilled predictions by scientists and environmentalists that destruction was on the rise again. … Loggers, squatters and others are … rushing to exploit land around big infrastructure projects, including railways, roads and hydroelectric dams under construction in the Amazon.