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Forest fire on Samos island out of control; one suspect arrested

A forest fire has been raging on the island of Samos since 10 o’ clock Tuesday morning and is out of control also in early evening. A village nearby has been evacuated, support fire fighting forces are on the way to the island in the eastern Aegean Sea. One suspect …

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Hundreds of Dalmatian pelicans die of bird flu in Prespa Lakes, N. Greece

An operation to collect hundreds of dead Dalmatian pelicans killed by avian flu was underway in northern Greece on Saturday, around the Prespa Lakes, as well as Lake Heimaditida, Kastoria, and Zazari. The operation to remove the dead birds, many of them in their nests, is taken place under stringent …

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Greece halts seismic surveys in the Ionian over whales stranding

Greece’s Environment and Energy Ministry ordered a temporary stop to seismic surveys in the northern Ionian Sea amid concerns that the activity is responsible for the recent stranding in shallow waters of three Cuvier’s beaked whales on the western coast of the island of Corfu. All three whales, which did …

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Whales stranded on Corfu; 15 NGOs call for end of seismic surveys in the Ionian Sea

The Greek branches of Greenpeace and WWF and a number of marine life protection organizations have sounded alarm as three whales stranded on the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea. The incident took place in the last few days and it coincides with the operation of the seismic research …

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Athens ranks 6th among the world’s brightest cities

New research claims Athens is the sixth brightest city in the world. The study by Feel Good Contacts UK has revealed the world’s brightest cities by analyzing the average number of daylight hours, light pollution levels, and artificial brightness levels in 50 capital cities, to gain a total brightness score …

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Greece launches website on protected areas reserves, mountain shelters, thermal baths, culture sites

The protected nature reserves throughout Greece but also information about the mountain shelters, information centers, museums, monuments and archeological sites, ski resorts, wetlands, mountains and thermal baths can be found on a new website VisitGreekNature that seeks to promote Greece’s protected areas as tourist destinations. The website was created by …

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Residents evacuated, houses burned down when wildfire broke out at resort near Athens

Greek authorities ordered outlying parts of the coastal resort town Nea Makri near Athens evacuated late Monday after a large wildfire broke out in the area. At least two houses and several vehicles were burned down, but no injuries to residents or firefighters were reported. Γαμω την τρέλα μου.. και …

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Greece will need €50billion in investments to adapt energy policy against climate change

Investments worth 50 billion euros will be required until 2030 for Greece to adapt its energy policy to new data created by the global climate change and its impact, said National Bank of Greece Chief Executive Officer Pavlos Mylonas, at the 5th Southeast Europe Energy Forum held in Thessaloniki on …

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Four big summer fires burned 16% of forest land in Attica (MAP)

Recent wildfires in Attica have burned 16 percent of its forest, the National Observatory of Athens said on Thursday. The fires were estimated to have burned about 240,000 acres, of which 186,000 acres are forest land. According to the National Observatory analysis about one sixth of the total forest land …

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