In the beginning, I have to admit, my approach to the subject was naive. "Clearly, palm oil is something I've heard of before," I said, "it's a product of the oil palm tree. Perhaps it is similar to coconut fat, maybe olive oil, it's most likely used for cooking." And I assumed … [Read more...] about #HowGreenAmI: Is a life without palm oil possible?
There's nothing quite like an out-there climate prediction to elicit a loomingend-of-the-world scenario from the doomsday press. The findings from recent research into what is known as the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) - or the Gulf Stream system … [Read more...] about Collapse of Gulf Stream poses threat to life as we know it
DW: What is the entry situation for Syrian refugees to Jordan: who is allowed to cross the border, who isn't and why? Ruth Jüttner: Officially, Jordan's border is open to everyone. In reality, things are quite different. Palestinian refugees from Syria are affected most of … [Read more...] about Life is bleak for Syrian refugees in Jordan
1864 - on June 11, Richard Strauss is born in Munich as the son of horn player Franz Strauss and his wife Josephine. 1881 - In Munich, Hermann Levi conducts the premiere of the D Minor Symphony by 16-year-old Strauss.1882 - first visit to Bayreuth. Strauss witnesses the world … [Read more...] about Richard Strauss: a composer’s life
"When I play, I'm never older than 50. When I teach, I'm never older than 40. Only when I have to climb the stairs do I notice my full age." He may in fact now be the world's oldest concert pianist. "It is the work of a lifetime that is being honored here, in the finest sense … [Read more...] about Life begins at 90: ECHO Klassik honors Menahem Pressler