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1) A new study has linked PCBs exposure to lower testosterone in Native American boys on a reservation along the St. Lawrence River. The higher the exposure, the lower the testosterone levels. Because they eat a lot of locally caught fish, the Akwesasne Mohawk, who live on territory between upstate New York, Ontario and Quebec, are highly exposed to banned industrial compounds called polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs.
2) A small California tribe returns home. After losing much of their ancestry, Wiyot tribal members are learning their traditions in preparation for a renewal ceremony. The world renewal ceremony site, in a Wiyot village called Tuluwat, was turned into a shipyard in 1870. The yard’s owners built a retaining wall out of toxic boat batteries. Al Jazeera America
3) In Los Angeles, soil contamination could halt plans for new Jordan Downs housing. As if the task of transforming one of the city’s most notorious housing projects into a new “urban village” wasn’t daunting enough, Los Angeles has run into another hurdle in the redevelopment of Jordan Downs: concerns over contaminated land. Los Angeles Times
4) In Chile, Mapuche leader found dead in reservoir she opposed. A Mapuche Indian leader who became the face of Chile’s environmental movement was found floating in a reservoir she spent a decade trying to prevent from being created, and authorities said Wednesday they were awaiting autopsy results although the death appeared accidental. Associated Press
5) Poison gas kills eight left in dark after storm. With downed power lines forcing hundreds of thousands to spend Christmas without electricity, ice storms that raged through the Northeast and the Midwest continued to have a deadly effect as carbon monoxide given off by gasoline-powered generators killed three Americans and five Canadians, officials said. New York Times [Registration Required]
6) A king without a crown: Chinook face uncertain future. Scientists are digging deeper into decades of research on the chinook salmon to find data that may lead to a solution or at least a clue to the cause of the startling downward population trends. Eagle River Alaska Star, Alaska.
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