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Guia Baggi

Independent journalist

Member since Dec 2023

Guia Baggi is an independent journalist focusing on the impacts of climate change and other environmental crises in the Mediterranean area, as well as possible adaptation solutions.

Her work has appeared in Undark, Atlas Obscura, Deutsche Welle, The Guardian, among others. She co-founded Magma, a nonprofit that aims to publish content on the Mediterranean and its environment.

Baggi holds two master's degrees: in science, environment, and medicine from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, as well as in journalism and globalization from Aarhus and Hamburg universities.

Takin’ out the trash: How do transnational waste traffickers operate?

Despite Western European countries having increasingly high rates of recycling, difficult-to-recycle plastic and other trash are frequently sent abroad. Sneaky use of waste codes, fake documentation, corruption and taking advantage of control loopholes are among the many ways waste is illegally trafficked to countries with more competitive rates and lower environmental standards.

Can we control marine invaders by eating them?

Observers often argue that eating invasive marine species is the best way to deal with them, but some scientists warn that this doesn’t always offer a straightforward solution. Setting up targeted fisheries to control marine invaders involves balancing many considerations: fishers’ interests, markets, government policy and conservation.

Hunting for future-proof marine plants in the acidic waters bathing a volcano

The naturally acidic seawater near an underwater volcano in Italy mimic pH levels that according to worst-case climate projections will be common by the end of the century and beyond. Scientists are studying local seagrass and seaweed responses to the acidic conditions.

Invasive fish push westward as the Mediterranean Sea slowly becomes tropical

A host of fish species arriving via the Suez canal look set to stay – with perilous consequences for ecosystems.

Ghost Fishing Off Long Island’s Coast

Years after climate change decimated the Long Island Sound lobster fishery, hundreds of thousands of traps still catch — and kill — marine life.

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