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Donousa, the first Aegean island to ban single use plastic

The island of Donousa will be the first in the Aegean Sea that will ban single use plastic in an effort to protect the marine environment and reduce marine pollution.. Under the initiative “Sea Change Greek Islands,” sponsored by the Athanasios K. Laskaridis Public Benefit Foundation and under the auspices …

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Greek students join global #ClimateStrike for planet protection (videos)

Greek school students of all education levels joined the global rally ClimateStrike on Friday urging governments to move towards the protection of the planet. The Climate Strike is an initiative of 15-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg. 12 o’ clock Friday noon, students gathered at Syntagma square in downtown Athens holding …

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Greece to monitor Methana Volcano, just 50km away of Athens

For the first time, the Greek Geodynamic Institute will install six seismological stations to monitor the volcano of Methana in the Saronic Gulf, just 50 km away from capital Athens. ” A source of concern is the volcano close distance to the [Greek] capital,” says a researcher at the Institute …

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Cooking and cleaning add to indoor air pollution, study finds

Finally, a very good reason to be lazy! Daily tasks like preparing a meal or even a simple toast or cleaning your home add to indoor pollution, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder discovered that daily chores can leave indoor pollution levels on par …

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Greece’s first vertical garden on a public building planted in Thessaloniki

Greece’s first vertical garden on a public building has been planted in Thessaloniki, the second biggest city in the country. The facade of the Urban Environment Directorate building on Kleanthous Street in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki has been converted into Greece’s first vertical garden, covering an area of …

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Northern Aegean seabed conceals 19 active seismic faults, scientists say

The seabed of the Aegean Sea between the islands of Skyros, Lesvos and Aghios Efstratios conceals 19 active seismic faults measuring over seven kilometres each, which can generate strong earthquakes from 6.1 to 7.4 Richter. Eight of them can also cause strong quakes over 7.0 on the Richter scale. According …

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Earthquake shifted the island of Zakynthos at least 3cm South-West

The 6.8R earthquake on 25. October shifted the island of Zakynthos at least three centimeters South-West. This is what Research Director at the Geological Institute of the National Observatory in Athens, Athanasios Ganas told state news agency amna and other media on Monday. Digital processing and analysis of radar images …

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Video shows how tsunami waves reached Italy 40 min after Zakynthos earthquake

An impressive video shows how the tsunami waves triggered by the 6.8R earthquake in Zakynthos reached the shores of  Italy in just 40 minutes. It reached the shores of South Peloponnese in just 25 minutes, with the waves reaching a height of 20 cm. The tsunami waves reached the sea …

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