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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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Heavy rains flood main roads in Athens (pictures)

Roads turned into lakes and rivers after heavy rains poured for hours in Athens. Main streets were flooded mainly due to clogged manholes. In some suburbs, like Glyfada, the water level reached 40 cm. In Athens coastal main road , Posidonos Avenue, cars, trucks and the tram were jammed as several “water fountains” sparkled in …

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Floods cause destruction in Rhodes and Kos (new videos)

Enormous is the destruction caused by the heavy rains on the islands of Rhodes and Kos. The rushing waters swept away everything in their path and turned roads into torrential rivers. They transported mud, stones, trees, garbage bins, motorbikes and cars.                                                             Rhodes   The overflown rivers on both island passed …

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Torrential Rains flood Rhodes and Kos Islands (video)

Thousands of cubic metres of water fell yesterday on the island of Rhodes. The two main rivers overflew and the water masses swept away everything  on their way, including 40 cars. Greek media  report that the south-east part of the Greek island is under water. Videotaken by a Rhodes citizen …

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Greek Scientists disprove NASA on Alien discovery: Athens residents breathe Arsenic and they are still alive!

Do you remember the Hollies’ song “All I need is the air that I breathe… and to love you” ? Reading the shocking report about the composition of  the atmospheric air in Athens, I propose you stick to love and get an oxygen mask! Then the air that we breathe day-in …

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Atenistas in Action clean dirty Athens beach

Athens famous citizen’s initiative did it again! 300 Atenistas armed with 400 huge litter bags rushed to clean one of the many dirty beaches at Athens coast: the beach  between the Stadium for Peace and Friendship (SEF) and the Saronic bay sea in Faliron.   The Neo Faliro  beach like many …

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Athens: Great Green Events – 10/10/10 Avaaz.org

Let’s remember the “climate” for a change!  Let’s learn “Green”! This Sunday – 10/10/10  – people from 187 nations will come together in 6,300 “climate work parties” from Greece to Palau.  Aim of the worldwide action is to shatter a dangerous myth: that the global climate movement has somehow disappeared. Avaaz, …

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Qatar’s Greece Investment: Mediterranean Dubai or Balkan Las Vegas?

A Memorandum of  Understand, targeting Economic Cooperation and Investment, was signed last night in New York between the Greek and the Qatar governments. Billionaire Emir of Qatar, H.H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, God bless him, will invest 5 billion euros in Greece in real estate, infrastructure and tourism.                        Even thought …

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Greece: West Nile Virus kills 15, infects 173

West Nile Virus has killed 15 people and infected 173, Greece’s health authorities said on their latest report. The Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) said Friday that 15 people died  and that 173  people became ill after bitten by West Nile Virus transmitting mosquitoes. The Centre said further …

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Greece bans Smoke but not Smog

You are a smoker. A moderate or a heavy smoker. You puff your cigarettes everywhere. At work. In  bar. At a coffee shop. In hotel lobby. In the restaurant. Your favorite series was “Mad Men” because it showed the early 60’s when smoking wasn’t a crime but it added to the prestige …

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Breathless in Athens: How much Smog can I take?

 Thousand invisible particles of photochemical smog started invading tentatively my study through the half open window. Millions of sneaky particles  flew in the ether and dragged in the spacious room. They make themselves comfortable of the floor, the couch and the chairs, anything movable and immovable, my office desk. I didn’t …

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