Christian Schwägerl is a journalist who writes for GEO magazine and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Newspaper. He is the author of the book Age of Men on the Anthropocene and co-author of the recently published 11 Looming Wars about potential conflicts over technology, food, territories, and resources.

 

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Will Reform Finally End The Plunder of Europe’s Fisheries?

by christian schwagerl
Maria Damanaki, Europe’s crusading fisheries minister, is making major headway in changing a cozy, “old boys” network that over-subsidized the European fishing industry and brought about the severe overfishing of the continent’s marine bounty.
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Reviving Europe’s Biodiversity By Importing Exotic Animals

by christian schwagerl
Scientists are conducting intriguing — and counterintuitive — experiments at several sites in Germany: Bringing back long-lost herbivores, such as water buffalo, to encourage the spread of native plants that have fared poorly in Europe’s human-dominated landscape.
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In Berlin, Bringing Bees Back to the Heart of the City

by christian schwagerl
In Germany’s capital — and in cities as diverse as Hong Kong and Chicago — raising bees on rooftops and in small gardens has become increasingly popular, as urban beekeepers find they can reconnect with nature and maybe even make a profit.
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A Planetary Crisis Is A Terrible Thing to Waste

by christian schwagerl
There are striking similarities between the current economic and ecological crises — both involve indulgent over-consumption and a failure to consider the impacts on future generations. But it’s not too late to look to new economic and environmental models and to dramatically change course.
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Germany’s Unlikely Champion Of a Radical Green Energy Path

by christian schwagerl
The disaster at the Fukushima plant in Japan convinced German Chancellor Angela Merkel that nuclear power would never again be a viable option for her country. Now Merkel has embarked on the world’s most ambitious plan to power an industrial economy on renewable sources of energy.
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Along Scar from Iron Curtain, A Green Belt Rises in Germany

by christian schwagerl
A forbidding, 870-mile network of fences and guard towers once ran the length of Germany, separating East and West. Now, one of the world’s most unique nature reserves is being created along the old “Death Strip,” turning a monument to repression into a symbol of renewal.
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Living in the Anthropocene: Toward a New Global Ethos

by christian schwagerl
A decade ago, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Paul Crutzen first suggested we were living in the “Anthropocene,” a new geological epoch in which humans had altered the planet. Now, in an article for Yale Environment 360, Crutzen and a coauthor explain why adopting this term could help transform the perception of our role as stewards of the Earth.
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