Aug 9, 2012 The world could face the worst food crisis in five years if countries like the U.S. start restricting exports of agricultural products. That's according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, which says bad weather is causing a spike in global food prices that could be made worse if countries stockpile.
Aug 1, 2012 The stalks of genetically modified corn are tough, so tough that they're puncturing tractor tires. Farmers are fighting back.
Jul 19, 2012 At the UN today, the Security Council is expected to vote today on economic sanctions against Syria, in an effort to help end the 16 month conflict between the government of Bashar Al-Assad and rebel forces. But will more economic sanctions work?
Jul 3, 2012 Thanks to a commodity boom and advanced computer technology, farming is a pretty big business these days -- for some.
Jun 20, 2012 Many inspired by the first Rio Earth Summit 20 years ago were just kids then. Now they are leading a new generation into the fold.
Jul 9, 2012 Next week world leaders will meet for the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development to figure out how to improve the well-being of people around the world without wrecking the planet in the process.
Jun 5, 2012 The United Nations World Heritage Organization says the Great Barrier Reef may soon be on its endangered list if Australia doesn't control its industrial development in the next eight months.
May 22, 2012 The top nuclear official at the United Nations said today that a deal has been reached with Iran to allow the U.N.’s investigation into Iran’s nuclear program to continue. So what does this mean for the price of oil, which spiked earlier this year because of tensions with Iran?
Apr 3, 2012 A new report of the world's happiest countries helps point to factors besides GDP that help contribute to a happy population.