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Greece top in hazardous waste management, fines

The findings of a European assessment on Monday regarding hazardous waste management in Greece offer an interesting contrast. On the one hand, it ranks among the highest reaches in the EU in terms of waste management as only 1% of the quantities remain untreated, while 91% are recycled. However, it …

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New Year swim but scientists concerned about prolonged high temperatures

Ηigh temperatures since the beginning of December are a cause of concern for Greek scientists as this prolonged “summer” in winter breaks all records in terms of its duration.  “We have lost one third of the winter,” they say and speak of a weather and climate “anomaly.” On the other …

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Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown Athens, Dec 1 evening

The City of Athens will complete its preparations for the Christmas holidays with the lighting of a spectacular Christmas tree at 19:15 on Thursday, December 1, at Syntagma square in downtown Athens. The 21-metre-high Christmas tree, which travelled from the town of Karpenissi to Athens, will be illuminated by 5km …

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UPDATE 3 Forest fire is raging on Thassos: Village evacuated; 2 injured (videos)

A forest fire on the island of Thassos is out of control on Thursday morning despite the strengthening of the fire fighting forces and the aerial means. One village has been ordered to evacuate. Two volunteers were injured. The fire broke out in a dense pine forest and in difficult …

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“Army” of brown jellyfish quickly moving from North to South Evia (video)

An “army” of brown jellyfish is quickly swimming under the bridge of Halkida in Euripus Strait, moving from the North to the South of Evia. Thousands of brown jellyfish is being swept away by the tide for which the Strait is famous of. Their speed is extremely high as the …

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Forest fire on Zakynthos: Residents and tourists ordered to evacuate

Residents and tourists at the village Megala Alonia -Megaloni – were ordered to evacuate due to a wildfire that broke out in the northern part of  the island of Zakynthos short before Wednesday noon. Residents have received a message via the 112 emergency number to evacuate toward the village of …

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Fire burns the dense forest of the island of Samothrace (videos)

A wildfire broke out at a remote and difficult to access area on the island of Samothraki in northern Greece on Tuesday morning. The fire is burning in the area of Piges Vathras Prinos on the north side of the island. The forest is reportedly dense and land forces cannot …

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Fires warning: Greece’s regions at “very high risk” Aug 8-9 (MAPs)

“Hot-Dry-Windy” conditions prevail in several parts of Greece favor the outbreak of wild- and forest fires on Monday and Tuesday, August 8-9, 2022, the National Observatory of Athens According to latest forecast data analyzed by the team FLAME of the NOA, the Hot-Dry-Windy weather type creates unfavorable pyro-meteorological, that is …

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UPDATE Fire in West Attica forces evacuation, partial closure of Athens-Corinth highway

A forest fire broke out near the Elefsina toll station on the Athens-Corinth national highway, forcing authorities to shut down traffic in a part of the highway and ordering the evacuation of  a nearby settlement. The fire broke out in low vegetation area, three kilometers from the Elefsina toll around …

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Six fires destroyed over 13,000 hectares in July; Fire Warning Aug 3-5

Wildfires and forest fires destroyed more than 13,000 hectares of forest and woodland in northern Greece, Attica, the eastern and southern islands of the Aegean Sea, the central mainland and the Peloponnese in the month of July, the “Flame” research team of the National Observatory of Athens said on Tuesday. …

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Valia Calda National Forest in N. Greece is burning for 12th consecutive day

The wildfire in the national forest of Valia Calda on the mountain of Pindos Northern Greece, continues to burn for 12th consecutive day. Valia Calda, a unique wildlife refuge, is home of over 80 bird species several of them protected. Eagles, hawks, falcons, otters, roe deer, wildcats, bears and more …

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JellyReport: Where are the purple jellyfish in first August week

The general picture of the purple jellyfish presence in the Greek seas has significantly improved in the last ten days, however, they are still a headache for many Greeks and tourists on vacations in the Greek blue seas. According to the JellyReport, published on Sunday, July 31, by the Hellenic …

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Fire Weather warning for Greece due to Hot-Dry-Windy conditions (Maps)

Τhe Fire Weather team FLAME of the National Observatory of Athens and the Civil Protection warn of very high risk of fires in Greece on Thursday and Friday, July 28-29, 2022. The adverse fire weather conditions will continue also over the weekend, July 30-31, 2022. Based on the latest available …

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Village evacuation as fire rekindled on Lesvos; fire on Samos under control

Residents of the Vrysa village were ordered to evacuate on Wednesday afternoon after the fire in the south of Lesvos rekindled. Strong winds had revived the seemingly inactive fire pockets and thick smoke developed within just 15 minutes, state broadcaster ERT reported. The Fire Service gave the recommendation for the …

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Two large fires in West Attica force evacuations; Fire Service briefing

Residents in two settlements in West Attica have been ordered to evacuate early Tuesday evening after a fire broke out in agricultural and forest land in Mandra. It is the second wildfire in the broader area, after the one in forested area in Haidari suburb of Piraeus, some ten kilometers …

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