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UN to adopt first treaty to protect biodiversity in high seas

By David Pendered June 4 – The United Nations remains on track to formally adopt this month an historic treaty to protect oceans around the world. The treaty represents the UN’s first-ever attempt to establish an international agreement to safeguard biodiversity in the high seas, the term for the unregulated sections of the world’s oceans […]

UN: ‘Climate battle will be won, lost in cities’

By David Pendered Nov. 23 – COP27 marks the start of a role for cities to fight climate change. The mayor of Des Moines, Iowa is at the center of the effort. The initiative – SURGe, Sustainable Urban Resilience for the Next Generation – was unveiled in advance of the climate talks that concluded this […]