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Research: What Inclusive Companies Have in Common
Research: What Inclusive Companies Have in Common
We found that one particular culture style differentiated the diverse and inclusive organizations from those that were not: a learning-oriented culture. Developing the right culture can be a slow and difficult process. Although achieving a shift toward a learning culture will take longer than setting diversity targets and paying out bonuses, we believe organizations that are able to pull it off will be the ones to build equitable, diverse, and inclusive organizations for the long-run.
·hbr.org·
Research: What Inclusive Companies Have in Common
Looming battle: NW Washington farmers brace for water-right lawsuit that Ecology is preparing | Water | capitalpress.com
Looming battle: NW Washington farmers brace for water-right lawsuit that Ecology is preparing | Water | capitalpress.com
WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — At the request of two tribes, the Washington Department of Ecology plans to sue water users in Whatcom County, raising the possibility of severely curtailing irrigation in Western Washington’s top farm region. Salmon need more water, the tribes say. Receptive to that, Ecology invokes equity, climate change and environmental justice to justify the adjudication, in which a local judge will sort out the region’s water rights.
·capitalpress.com·
Looming battle: NW Washington farmers brace for water-right lawsuit that Ecology is preparing | Water | capitalpress.com
Top 5 cybersecurity challenges in the hybrid office | 2021-06-16 | Security Magazine
Top 5 cybersecurity challenges in the hybrid office | 2021-06-16 | Security Magazine
The pandemic has caused a tectonic shift in how we live and work. Many companies are slowly returning to offices while an estimated 40% of the U.S. workforce continues to work remotely. A year into the pandemic and one thing is crystal clear, the future of work is hybrid. Regardless of whether employees are on-site or remote, this convenience is now a permanent cyber-risk for businesses.
·securitymagazine.com·
Top 5 cybersecurity challenges in the hybrid office | 2021-06-16 | Security Magazine
Oysters to the Rescue — The Nature Conservancy in Washington
Oysters to the Rescue — The Nature Conservancy in Washington
So, as a leader, how do you keep your team motivated and engaged during your company’s transition? Of course, some of that will be determined by factors outside of your control, like the degree of flexibility your organization is offering. But the more say employees have over their work structure, the less resistance they’ll feel to the transition. Setting aside the things that are out of your hands, here are a few things you can do to ease everyone’s transition to whatever your company’s version of “next” looks like.
·washingtonnature.org·
Oysters to the Rescue — The Nature Conservancy in Washington
How to Lead Your Team Through the Transition Back to the Office
How to Lead Your Team Through the Transition Back to the Office
So, as a leader, how do you keep your team motivated and engaged during your company’s transition? Of course, some of that will be determined by factors outside of your control, like the degree of flexibility your organization is offering. But the more say employees have over their work structure, the less resistance they’ll feel to the transition. Setting aside the things that are out of your hands, here are a few things you can do to ease everyone’s transition to whatever your company’s version of “next” looks like.
·hbr.org·
How to Lead Your Team Through the Transition Back to the Office
King County mask directive set to end, vaccinations surpass 70% – KIRO 7 News Seattle
King County mask directive set to end, vaccinations surpass 70% – KIRO 7 News Seattle
KING COUNTY, Wash. — King County Public Health announced a major milestone in COVID-19 vaccination rates on Tuesday, bringing an end to the countywide mask directive by the end of the month. Tuesday marked a big day for King County, as 70% of residents ages 16 and older received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Now that vaccination rates have gone up, the mask directive is set to come down — in two weeks, that is.
·kiro7.com·
King County mask directive set to end, vaccinations surpass 70% – KIRO 7 News Seattle
'It's time to bring them back': Tribes' canoe journey calls attention to loss of salmon, legacy of residential schools | The Spokesman-Review
'It's time to bring them back': Tribes' canoe journey calls attention to loss of salmon, legacy of residential schools | The Spokesman-Review
“It’s important to reconnect to the water, the land, the elders, but also to call the salmon home,” said Peone, who organizes the Spokane tribe’s canoe and often serves as its skipper. “But we need a good, clean home for the salmon to come home to.” The tribes have been making strides toward that goal. Late last year, Colville tribal biologists observed the first spawning chinook salmon in the Upper Columbia river system in a generation. This spring, Spokane tribal biologists found a newly hatched salmon in Tshimakain Creek, also spelled Chamokane Creek, on the eastern edge of the Spokane Indian Reservation.
·spokesman.com·
'It's time to bring them back': Tribes' canoe journey calls attention to loss of salmon, legacy of residential schools | The Spokesman-Review
Updated one-page summary of Washington’s geologic history – WASHINGTON STATE GEOLOGY NEWS
Updated one-page summary of Washington’s geologic history – WASHINGTON STATE GEOLOGY NEWS
Think you can summarize Washington’s geologic history in one page? It’s not easy. Washington has a very rich and diverse geologic history spanning hundreds of millions of years. From the Methow ocean to the highlands of the Okanogan, to the Selkirk Mountains, to the Puget Lowland, every square inch of Washington’s land has a story to tell.
·washingtonstategeology.wordpress.com·
Updated one-page summary of Washington’s geologic history – WASHINGTON STATE GEOLOGY NEWS
CDC now calls coronavirus Delta variant a 'variant of concern' - CNN
CDC now calls coronavirus Delta variant a 'variant of concern' - CNN
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now calls the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus, also known as B.1.617.2, a "variant of concern." The variant of concern designation is given to strains of the virus that scientists believe are more transmissible or can cause more severe disease. Vaccines, treatments and tests that detect the virus may also be less effective against a variant of concern. Previously, the CDC had considered the Delta variant to be a variant of interest. The CDC said the Delta variant, which was first identified in India, shows increased transmissibility, potential reduction in neutralization by some monoclonal antibody treatments under emergency authorization and potential reduction in neutralization from sera after vaccination in lab tests.
·cnn.com·
CDC now calls coronavirus Delta variant a 'variant of concern' - CNN
USDA announces additional pandemic aid for producers and businesses | Successful Farming
USDA announces additional pandemic aid for producers and businesses | Successful Farming
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today additional aid to agricultural producers and businesses as part of the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. As part of the Pandemic Assistance initiative announced in March, USDA pledged to continue Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) payments and to provide aid to producers and businesses left behind. Implementation of the assistance announced today will continue within 60 days to include support to timber harvesters, biofuels, dairy farmers and processors, livestock farmers and contract growers of poultry, assistance for organic cost share, and grants for PPE.
·agriculture.com·
USDA announces additional pandemic aid for producers and businesses | Successful Farming
3 Surefire Ways to Perform Under Pressure | Psychology Today
3 Surefire Ways to Perform Under Pressure | Psychology Today
How to prevent your brain from shutting down under pressure? Whether you’re trying to nail a work presentation, sink a putt, or spell “bougainvillea” for the win at the National Spelling Bee, let’s get it done with these three tips:
·psychologytoday.com·
3 Surefire Ways to Perform Under Pressure | Psychology Today
Subterranean Clover: A Successful Cover Crop for Local Hazelnut Orchardist - Clackamas SWCD
Subterranean Clover: A Successful Cover Crop for Local Hazelnut Orchardist - Clackamas SWCD
In 2017, he tried subterranean clover in his NE field. Subterranean clover is a cool-season annual legume that produces seeds during the summer at or below the soil surface (hence the name subterranean). Seeds then germinate in the fall after the first rains and grow rapidly through the fall/early winter. It may go dormant for a time during the winter, but becomes active again in early spring. It grows in densely matted clumps that are 6-15 inches tall. The clover spreads through rootless runners reaching up to 3 feet in length. After a few years of trial, Fred reports that the “Subclover cover crop, in what is now our nine-year-old hazelnut orchard, is working very well and is quite easy to manage. Plus, now as the trees have sent roots out in the row centers, we are getting some nitrogen benefits. This orchard was visibly greener than our other orchards last spring. Every year it [the cover crop] gets better without having to add any seed since it is self-seeding.”
·conservationdistrict.org·
Subterranean Clover: A Successful Cover Crop for Local Hazelnut Orchardist - Clackamas SWCD
Microsoft Patches Six Zero-Day Security Holes – Krebs on Security
Microsoft Patches Six Zero-Day Security Holes – Krebs on Security
Microsoft today released another round of security updates for Windows operating systems and supported software, including fixes for six zero-day bugs that malicious hackers already are exploiting in active attacks. June’s Patch Tuesday addresses just 49 security holes — about half the normal number of vulnerabilities lately. But what this month lacks in volume it makes up for in urgency: Microsoft warns that bad guys are leveraging a half-dozen of those weaknesses to break into computers in targeted attacks.
·krebsonsecurity.com·
Microsoft Patches Six Zero-Day Security Holes – Krebs on Security
A Group Of Gray Whales Survives Die-Off With An Annual Detour To Puget Sound | Northwest Public Broadcasting
A Group Of Gray Whales Survives Die-Off With An Annual Detour To Puget Sound | Northwest Public Broadcasting
Scientists are now monitoring what they call an unusual mortality event that’s been reducing their population again. But, a small group is surviving the die-off by taking an annual detour into Puget Sound. Researches call this group the Sounders. Normally, gray whales wait till they get to the Arctic to eat. They feed on tiny crustaceans, all summer long. But for about 30 years now, researchers have observed this small group in North Puget Sound every spring, feeding on ghost shrimp that burrow beneath the sand. The Sounders are made up of a core group of about 12 known individuals.
·nwpb.org·
A Group Of Gray Whales Survives Die-Off With An Annual Detour To Puget Sound | Northwest Public Broadcasting
For Farmland Conservation, It Comes Down To Who Owns It | Harvest Public Media
For Farmland Conservation, It Comes Down To Who Owns It | Harvest Public Media
Lin Warfel puts farmland owners in central Illinois into two categories: Those with a deep connection and desire to preserve their land, and those obsessed with short-term money. The 80-year-old still owns the land that’s been in his family since his great-grandfather arrived in Champaign County in the 1800’s. After farming it for decades, he now rents the corn and soybean operation to his neighbors down the road.
·harvestpublicmedia.org·
For Farmland Conservation, It Comes Down To Who Owns It | Harvest Public Media
INDIGENOUS PHOTOGRAPH
INDIGENOUS PHOTOGRAPH
The Indigenous Photograph database gives a platform to indigenous storytellers, whose perspectives are often missing in the media
·indigenousphotograph.com·
INDIGENOUS PHOTOGRAPH
Conservation, Farming, and the Wisdom of Our Elders - American Compass
Conservation, Farming, and the Wisdom of Our Elders - American Compass
The last time you voted, you may have seen “Soil Conservation District” on the ballot but not known why. These positions are frequently uncontested and local townships or counties can even have trouble finding candidates to run. Different states operate their conservation districts differently, but they are often the first line of defense in ensuring that our succeeding generations will inherit an abundant earth.
·americancompass.org·
Conservation, Farming, and the Wisdom of Our Elders - American Compass
Treating bees like livestock can benefit any agricultural system | Morning Ag Clips
Treating bees like livestock can benefit any agricultural system | Morning Ag Clips
“Bees in particular are the most productive pollinators, serving as a key player in the food chain,” says Brent Jones, head of GO SEED’s Iowa Research Farm. “Yet in the last couple of decades, the bee population has significantly suffered, directly threatening global food production.” According to the USDA, this decline is largely due to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), resulting in colonies abandoning immature bees and food supply. A wide range of factors such as diseases, nutritional deficits, habitat loss and climate variability has been attributed to this. The intensification of agricultural production leading to the decline of crop diversity has also been attributed to CCD.
·morningagclips.com·
Treating bees like livestock can benefit any agricultural system | Morning Ag Clips
Newhouse: CIAO Act Provides Clarity For Organic Producers – PNW AG Network
Newhouse: CIAO Act Provides Clarity For Organic Producers – PNW AG Network
Earlier this Spring, Oregon’s Peter DeFazio and Washington’s Dan Newhouse joined Rodney Davis of Illinois, Ron Kind of Wisconsin, Jimmy Panetta of California and Chellie Pingree of Maine, introducing the Continuous Improvement and Accountability in Organics Standards Act, better known as the CIAO Act. Newhouse noted this bipartisan legislation will provide assistance to the industry, as well as the USDA, in efforts to advance organic standards. “It’s going to help improve oversight, enforcement of new rules, it’s going to give guidance and hopefully this is going to clear some of that regulatory red tape so that does not hamper innovation within the industry.”
·pnwag.net·
Newhouse: CIAO Act Provides Clarity For Organic Producers – PNW AG Network
Are We Using Hiring Interviews to Confirm or to Learn? - PA TIMES Online | PA TIMES Online
Are We Using Hiring Interviews to Confirm or to Learn? - PA TIMES Online | PA TIMES Online
If an organization truly wants to support women transitioning back into the workforce, use the interview process as a chance to learn what potential candidates bring to your team, including creativity, problem-solving skills or independent judgment. These skills will be particularly useful as government organizations continue to be challenged to innovate. Instead of treating the interview process as a tool to reinforce the status quo, consider the following,,,
·patimes.org·
Are We Using Hiring Interviews to Confirm or to Learn? - PA TIMES Online | PA TIMES Online