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Science and Environment

Anna Cherkasova, editor

 

Earthtalk: Recycle toner, ink cartridges

Dear EarthTalk: Is it economical and environmentally friendly to recycle empty inkjet printer cartridges instead of buying new ones?

— Matt Hoffman, Seattle, Wash. [More]

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Is New Orleans Safe?
Only if toxic dust is good for you, E Magazine says

Should the hundreds of thousands of New Orleans residents still displaced by Hurricane Katrina listen to the “all-clear” messages and return home? In a special March/April 2006 post-hurricane package, E – The Environmental Magazine, reports on independent testing that reveals significant, toxic threats to human health still remain. [More]

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OI's Nutritional Bio-Chemistry Laboratory

“You are what you eat.” This is true for fish and shrimp as well as the people who eat them. However, knowing what foods contain requires scientific analysis. The staff of OI’s Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory, Dr. Zhi Yong Ju and Ms. Lytha Conquest, use high-tech equipment, such as the High Performance Liquid Chromatograph and the Gas Chromatograph, to measure the nutritional components of fish and shrimp grown at OI, as well as the food they eat. [More]


Anne Gasc, Ph.D., reviews data with Oceanic Institute’s Analytical Services Laboratory technician Nicole Fortin.

Courtesy OI

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