Canada has become a trash can for North America’s hazardous waste, according to a report by the Texas Center for Policy Studies tracking such waste in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. It found that American companies were sending waste to Canada to avoid the cost of complying with the U.S.’s more rigorous environmental regulations. Mexico bans the import of dangerous substances for disposal, though it does accept the waste for recycling. In other U.S.-Canada import news, it seems rich folks in the U.S., many of them from the high-tech world, are opening their checkbooks at quick a clip to protect forests in British Columbia.