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Soil organic carbon (SOC) in croplands is a key property of soil quality for ensuring food security and agricultural sustainability, and also plays a central role in the global carbon (C) budget. Contributing to SDGs 13 and 15, this article discusses how croplands have a large potential to sequester C through implementing better land use management practices, which may partially offset SOC loss caused by climate change.
Elsevier,

Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, Volume 50/Issue 2, March-April 2021, pages 115-118

This article advances SDG 4 and 5 by exploring the gender disparity among Canadian interventional radiologists, highlights the attrition of women through their radiology training, and discusses recruitment strategies to increase diversity in this rewarding field.
Traditional approaches to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues have serious shortcomings, according to new research by global HR analyst Josh Bersin and his team. This XpertHR article covers topics related to SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).
Elsevier,

Business Horizons, Volume 64, issue 1, January-February 2021, Pages 37-50

In this study the researchers advance several individual, relational, and organizational strategies that support Afro-Diasporic women thriving in the workplace contributing to knowledge on SDG 5.
This journal article advances SDG 10 by discussing a study that aims to define the current proportion of underrepresented minority (URM) academic urologists in leadership positions.
Recent pay and hiring discrimination allegations have resulted in high-dollar settlements for Google and a hospitality management company. Developments discussed in this news article cover topics related to SDG 5 (gender equality) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).
Elsevier,

Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Volume 22, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 279-290.e1, ISSN 1525-8610

This journal article addresses SDG 3 and 10 by discussing that nursing homes (NHs) end-of-life (EOL) care is suboptimal and NH health disparities are pervasive. This study found that racial/ethnic minority NH residents experience poorer EOL care compared with White NH residents, and particularly in NHs with larger proportions of Black residents.This systematic review has several implications for care provision and future research regarding NH EOL care for racial/ethnic minority residents.
Restoring forest cover is a prominent option for climate mitigation. Effective deployment requires knowing where opportunities are and how they vary in carbon capture, costs, co-benefits, and feasibility. Here, we combined spatial, economic, and feasibility analyses to examine 10 different opportunity classes for restoration of forest cover across the contiguous United States. These include non-stocked forests, shrublands, protected areas, post-burn landscapes, pasture lands, croplands with challenging soils, urban areas, floodplains, streamsides, and biodiversity corridors.
This journal article advances SDG 3 and 10 by explaining analysis of paediatric severe sepsis in the USA which has found evidence of outcome disparities by race or ethnicity and insurance status. The findings suggest that there might be differential sepsis recognition, approaches to treatment, access to health-care services, and provider bias that contribute to poorer sepsis outcomes for racial and ethnic minority patients and those of lower socioeconomic position.
In this brief perspective piece, a rural sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) program is described in the hopes that dissemination will lead to increased numbers of rural SANEs, increased reporting of sexual assaults in rural and underserved communities, increased prosecution rates of sexual assault perpetrators, and program sustainability through the provision of a nurse-centered approach to training and support. This article contributes SDGs 3, 5, 9, and 16.

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