UN treaty could turn high seas ‘hotspots’ into parks

Researchers have identified biodiversity hotspots in the high seas, "the planet's last global commons." Will a UN treaty establish international ocean parks?

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
April 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity united-nations fishing oceans international-relations earth-and-environment

Why crop yields aren’t the right fix for global hunger

World agriculture produces enough edible calories to feed 9 billion people, so why aim to solve global hunger by making more food?

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
May 22, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: sustainability agriculture food united-nations earth-and-environment

U.N. peacekeepers can shorten civil wars, but it takes lots of troops

"...the presence of a sufficient number of peacekeepers decreased the time to a peaceful negotiated settlement."

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
May 10, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: united-nations society-and-culture wars geopolitics soldiers

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