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G20 statement on climate change turns G19 against Trump

G20 leaders’ statement on climate change highlights rift with US. Joint statement points to US decision to withdraw from Paris agreement while other G20 countries see accord as ‘irreversible’ World leaders have made clear the US’s isolated stance on climate change, with 19 of the G20 countries affirming their commitment …

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Power union GENOP believes ‘climate change’ is a myth, hails Trump’s decision

One of most powerful Greek unions, the one of workers at Public Power Company, GENOP-DEH, claims ‘climate change’ is a ‘construct’ created by certain business interests. In a statement issued on Sunday, conspiracy theories believer GENOP hails US President Donald Trump for his decision to withdraw the US from the …

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Locust plague takes hostage the island of Agios Efstratios now under ‘state of emergency’

Millions of locust have invaded the island of Agios Efstratios – Ai Stratis- in the North Aegean Sea in recent days. They destroy grassland essential for the sheep and goat farming and cause major disturbance to the lives of residents and tourists. The mayor has declared the ‘state of emergency’ …

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Greece installs first photovoltaic virtual net-metering PV on school rooftop

Greece’s first virtual net-metering PV system is installed on the rooftop of a school in Thessaloniki, the country’s second biggest city. The system is funded by Greenpeace Greece but is not yet connected to the grid, as it is waiting for the ministry to pass a new law. Net-metering (or …

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Red Tide in Thessaloniki turns sea red

A phenomenon known as “red tide” appeared in the Thermaikos Gulf and across the shores of Thessaloniki, the second biggest city of Greece. The sea has been discolored and turned into red. Red Tide is a common name for a phenomenon known as an algal bloom (large concentrations of aquatic …

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Greece’s capital Athens sinks 10 millimeters per year due to excessive building construction

Greece’s capital Athens sinks 10 millimeters annually because of the decline in surface soil, studies show. This phenomenon has been observed during the last 30 years and thus die to excessive building construction. According to Sunday newspaper Real News, the phenomenon was first observed by the European Space Agency, and …

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Car in a Rubble Bin – Secret Revealed

OMG! A broke Greek who can’t afford to keep a car? The picture of a car loaded in a rubble bin went around as a news item about “a eco-killer car owner” and made many wonder: How did he do it???  Now the secret is revealed. A construction/rubble group with environmental sensitivities , …

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Traces of radiation in Greece: No Reason for Concern, say Scientists

Atmospheric masses have transported particles of radiation from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors from Japan to Greece. However there is no reason for concern as the traces are minimal, say Greek Atomic Energy scientists. Greek Atomic Energy Commission (EEAE) announced that environmental checks during March 24-25/2011 showed traces of radiation (Iodine-131) …

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Join Earth Hour Action in Greece, Mar 26 2011, 8:30 pm

 Greece officially joins the Earth Hour worldwide actions on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Classic historical monuments like the Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion or even the Rio-Antirio Bridge will shut off their lights at 8:30 pm for one hour to demonstrate commitment to energy responsibility. Candle-carrying crowds …

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