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“Green” Anarchists attack butcher and fish shops in Ioannina

Four butcher shops, one fish shop, an animal transport truck and a hunter’s vehicle became the target of so-called “Green anarchists” in Ioannina in Epirus, West Greece. The perpetrators wrote slogans on the stores windows and caused material damage. A group calling itself “Black and Green Flasks” claimed responsibility for …

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Scientists link recent flash floods to climate change and man-made causes

“An event like the recent Greek flood cannot be called a ‘natural disaster’ without recognizing the man-made causes exacerbating such events,” said scientists participating in the 7th annual general assembly of the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) held in Athens. In a press release, the …

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Russia confirms “extremely high” radioactivity Ru-106, denies nuclear accident

 Russia has confirmed spike in radioactivity and “extremely high” concentrations of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 (Ru-106) in the Southern Urals in late September. However, it denies there was a nuclear accident and did  not point to any specific source of the pollution. Small quantities of ruthenium 106 were detected also …

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Over 23,000 hectares of Greece’s forest razed in fires, 80 fires in Zakynthos

Greece’s fires burnt 23,500 hectares of forest this so-called “fire season”, that is between May and September 2017. On the island of Zakynthos alone, more than 80 wildfires took place. The number of burned hectares is slightly lower than the annual average of 27,500 over the past decade, according to …

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Unique “Fish Fossil” found in Samaria Gorge in Crete (pictures)

Amazing finding in Samaria gorge on the island of Crete: a 20-kilo heavy “stone” in fish shape. Experts from Technical University will examine the unique discovery. Is it the fossil of a pre-historic fish or just a game of nature and erosion? The “fish fossil” would be another confirmation that …

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Oil Spill: Authorities declare beaches at Palaio Faliro are pollution-free

A group of several government officials, including Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis, went to Palaio Faliro suburb of south Athens on Tuesday morning. In a festive mood, they declared that the beaches along the Palaio Faliro part of the Athens Riviera coastline were free from oil spill pollution. Several swimmers, mostly …

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New oil spill in the Saronic Gulf after vessel sinks in Aspropyrgos

One more vessel sank in the Saronic Gulf, this time in Aspropyrgos bay, east of Halyvourgiki pier, some 20 km west from Athens. Cargo Vessel “Elefantas” sank on Tuesday afternoon while it was anchored. The wreck occurred after water inflow, the vessel Inspection conducted by the Port Authority showed “marine …

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85 wildfires on a single day: Houses burned, hotel evacuated

Eighty five wildfires broke out in the 24 hours from Friday to Saturday across the country, the Greek Fire Service said in a statement. From Peloponnese in the South up to Halkidiki and Serres in the North the wild fires burned down thousands of acres of forest land – and …

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UPD Tanker pumping fuel from Agia Zoni II seized, two arrests for fuel smuggling

The Port Authorities of Piraeus have seized the tanker “Lassaia” (Lassea) that was pumping fuel from the sunken tanker Agia Zoni II and arrested the captain and the chief engineer on suspicion of illegal fuel trade on Tuesday afternoon. According to a statement issued by the Greek Coast Guard, the …

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Government MP claims he swam in Voula and saw “no oil spill”

Thanassis Papachristopoulos, lawmaker from SYRIZA’s junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) claimed on Thuesday: “Beacuse I have a problem with my foot, I went for a swim in Voula. I  saw no oil spill.” Papachristoupolos made his statement while he was addressing the Greek Parliament. And while Health authorities warn …

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World Wildlife Fund Greece files lawsuit over tanker oil spill in Saronic Gulf

The World Wildlife Fund filed a lawsuit Monday over extensive pollution to the coastline outside Athens following the sinking of a tanker near Greece’s largest port. The environmental group’s Greek branch filed the lawsuit in the port city of Piraeus against “anyone found responsible,” a common practice when a party …

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Oil Spill: Along the Ghost Beaches of the Athens Riviera (pictures)

A really warm, sweet Sunday in September. At midday the thermometer shows 34-35 degrees Celsius. A perfect day for a swim in Athens Riviera. A perfect day for families and couples and single swimmers to go to the beach and enjoy the cooling sea. If only… As I travel on …

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