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Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, local firms partner on compost program

In 2017 the Arboretum formed a Soils Advisory Committee to enhance critical thinking about the long-term health of their soils, collection, and larger environment, according to Andrew Gapinski, head of horticulture. Comprised of soil scientists from North America representing academia, public gardens, and government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Forest Service,… Read More »

Empathy can create effective teams

A: Effective leadership comes down to specific moments, and often to specific conversations. And more often than not, these conversations go wrong when emotions get in the way. One of the key pillars of effective conversations is empathy, to be able to walk in the others’ shoes and understand and respond effectively to their experience… Read More »

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

The year-old Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now considered a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in a formal declaration that many public health experts called long overdue. “This is still a regional emergency and by no way a global threat,” said Robert Steffen of the University… Read More »