Soil Resilience Needed To Fuel Second Green Revolution
Systems that pay farmers for carbon sequestration and preventing greenhouse gas emissions are also necessary, he adds. “Farmers who are the greatest stewards of natural resources must be rewarded,” he says. Many companies are now doing that, he adds.
Farmers who aim to sequester carbon, though, first need the soils to do it. That’s why nixing erosion is key, says Jodi DeJong Hughes, a University of Minnesota Extension educator. There’s good news on this front. “Erosion in the U.S. has dropped 25% in the past 40 years due to conservation practices,” she says. “But the erosion rate is still 10 to 15 times higher than the amount we can replenish it [soil]. So, we keep trying more and more conservation practices to drive that number down.”…READ ON
‘Amazon Won’t Let Us Leave’
Deadly storms swept through parts of the U.S. last Friday, killing at least 90 people. Six of those worked in an Amazon warehouse in Illinois. As the deadly tornado hit the warehouse, the walls fell inward, the roof collapsed. Moments before his death, worker Larry Virden texted his girlfriend to say “Amazon won’t let us leave.”
If you’ve ever worked retail or shipping during the holidays, you know that what is a restful period of joy and relaxation for much of the world is a stressful nightmare for you. Winter brings inclement weather, icy roads, and snow. Sometimes the choice is either putting yourself in danger or losing your job…READ ON
Cybersecurity Still A Challenge, And Improving Resiliency Is Essential
As 2021 draws to a close, cybercrime remains one of the dominant topics of concern for organizations. In fact, according to our research, the number of cyberattacks continue to increase (up 31% in 2021 over 2020) and companies are worrying more about indirect attacks — successful breaches to the organization through the supply chain— which have increased from 44% to 61%. As a result, security investment continues to also go up, with more than 82% of our survey respondents saying their IT security budgets have increased in the last year.
The picture isn’t all gloomy. Respondents in our research have more optimism in their cybersecurity programs than they previously had, with 70% expressing confidence that their organization is actively protected by their cybersecurity program (up from 60% last year). Executives in roles such as the CEO or CFO, however, have less confidence than their risk and security peers, causing levels of friction internally in many organizations instead of all sides being focused on the threat at hand…READ ON