How Do Soil Reserves Face a Dwindling Source?

business, economy, environment

The question of how delicate are soil reserves for agriculture is increasingly being asked by the scientific community.

rice terrace
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We know that there is an environmental impact from the activities of agricultural producers, and the resulting pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides, among other chemicals, that are used on modern agricultural land.

How much is groundwater being polluted?

What about the land that supports the food we eat?

Why is soil depletion a thing to be concerned about?

The delicate nature of natural soils and their vulnerability to human interference gives us another important question: How do we keep our natural soils as fragile as possible while still achieving maximum productivity from our modern agricultural systems?

As you may have heard, over the last century or so, a great deal of agricultural land has been turned into pasture and arable fields in order to feed a vast society of people. This broad area of grasslands and deserts became what is known as “farmed soils”. These soils, which once provided natural fertility, have been over farmed for decades with the result that they now support very little natural biodiversity. In short much of this formerly natural landscape has become depleted of vital nutrients, which have led to the decline of many species of plants and animals as well as the decline in water and nutrient cycles and consequently flood ways, water storage tanks, and the loss of wetlands.

Artificial Intelligence in the Workforce Today

business, technology

Recent news stories have caused many in the work force to contemplate the future of artificial intelligence in the workforce today.

artificial intelligence in the workforce
artificial intelligence in the workforce (click here for original source IMG)

Should we be concerned about artificially intelligent software becoming an option for choosing employees, or is this another example of big tech gone wild? Many people are very worried about what the future holds for artificial intelligent software and how it will impact all industries. But with all the worry in the air, one area that is rarely discussed but could change the future of many businesses is AI’s place in the workforce today.

Artificial Intelligence has been around for quite some time now. First developed in a smaller form in the 1960’s till being phased out but yet a continued source of interest for researchers and inventors alike. However, many in the work force still remain curious as to exactly what artificial intelligence does, and how it could impact their careers.

What Makes a Strong Economy

business, economy

What makes a strong economy?

strong economy
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It’s easy to think of economic indicators like gross domestic product (GDP), interest rates, unemployment rates, inflation, etc. These are all important in telling us what’s going on in the economy. However, a lot of this data is affected by what’s happening outside the country too. For instance, if a country’s political economy comes crashing down, you might expect its GDP to drop. But that might mean there’s no job growth, and so the unemployment rate goes up.

A strong national economy is also typically characterized by higher interest rates, being able to make more goods and services available to consumers, and being better able to withstand recessions when they do occur. A strong currency helps this along, by lowering import costs. The lower the import cost, the lower the price of imported goods increases in value, leading to a boost in demand, and hence, a boost to inflation. In a weaker country, lower interest rates mean lower spending power, with less money available to enjoy current consumer goods, and an increase in long-term debts. A weaker currency, on the other hand, boosts exports and leads to higher inflation.

Costa Rica is Building a Green Economy to Combat Climate Change

business, environment

Costa Rica is working hard to build a green economy to combat climate change.

beach leaf
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This is both an environmental and developmental endeavor. The process is starting to catch on throughout the Western Hemisphere.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Costa Rica is one of the least affected countries in the Western Hemisphere. Because the nation has a long and steady history of ecological conservation, they’ve implemented a number of strategies to protect the environment. The following are just some of the highlights.

The primary aim is to reduce emissions. Costa Rica are at work to implement a variety of programs, including vehicle emission fees and hybrid cars. These have the secondary aim of creating more energy efficiency, reducing landfill waste, and cutting water consumption. In the rural regions, small-scale hydroelectric power projects and geothermal energy programs are being deployed. There are plans to expand these even further. For example, they could be installing high-tech drought sensors that will ensure regular flows of water in key areas.

What Future Jobs May Looks Like in Ten Years

business, economy

What future jobs may look like in ten years?

job board
job board (click here for original source image)

This is a question many people ponder when looking at their lives and careers. With so much uncertainty in the world today, you need to make sure that you are prepared for all contingencies. While some people prepare by getting a college education and finding a good job, there are other people who get out of college and barely have enough money to survive.

If you are one of the people who is looking for a career change but doesn’t know where to start, then you are in luck. Today’s economy makes it possible for almost any individual to find a new job. The recent economic meltdown, however, has caused many people to lose their jobs. The worst is in the construction industry, which has been badly hit. However, with the latest technology, there’s potential to be on the new top of the food chain in no time at all.