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Science and Environment

Cheryl Kaimana and Franzceska Fenger, editors

 

Shrimp research and technology development

The United States is the largest market for shrimp in the world, yet it imports about 90 percent of the more than 1 billion pounds of shrimp it consumes each year. Oceanic Institute, with its partners the U.S. Marine Shrimp Farming Consortium, is moving forward with technologies, products, and services that aim to reverse the trend and provide U.S. consumers with competitive, environmentally friendly, home-grown, premium shrimp. [More]
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Katrina caused private security flood

Private security companies have, for a number of years, been one of the secret weapons of wealthy individuals, private corporations, and government agencies in chaotic and troubling situations. In addition to the National Guard, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Border Patrol, local police from around the country and every other government agency with badges being deployed to New Orleans, private security companies such as Blackwater USA are also being called in for their “expertise” in securing areas in times of distress. Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights told The Nation, in an October, 10, 2005 article titled “Blackwater Down,” that “The vigilantism demonstrated the utter breakdown of the government.” [More]

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