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Phytoplankton turns sea in Thessaloniki green (video)

The sea surface along in the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, turned green on Tuesday, due to excessive concentration of phytoplankton in the area. The phenomenon is not rare in summer when high temperatures prevail together with southern winds. In addition to the green slime of phytoplankton, various garbage floats …

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“MyCoast” app: 1,900 beach violations complaints

More than 1,900 complaints about beach violations have been submitted, so far, through the mobile app “MyCoast” introduced by the Greek government since late April. “MyCoast” app allows users to file complaints about tourist establishments that exceed their allotted space for umbrella seating on the beach or engage in unauthorized …

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556 firefighters from 12 countries to aid Greece & other EU Members in the fire season

A total of 556 firefighters from 12 countries will be strategically pre-positioned across key locations in Europe this summer, such as France, Greece, Portugal, and Spain, ready to help local fire brigades. As Europe is preparing for the approaching wildfire season, the EU is taking significant steps to bolster firefighting …

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Number of wildfires in Greece 22% higher since start of 2024

Greece experienced 3,543 wildfires between January 1 and May 1, a rise of 22% compared to last year’s 2,907 blazes, according to the Fire Service, which is bracing for a very difficult fire season. What is causing particular alarm is that “some of these fires displayed characteristics similar to blazes …

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MyCoast: Greece’s app to report violations at the beaches

A digital application named “MyCoast” facilitates beach-goers in Greece to directly report violations of beach access regulations by those putting umbrellas and sunbeds on the coastline. The application was introduced to public by the Ministry of Digital Governance on Monday morning. “MyCoast” allows users to lodge complaints regarding instances where …

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Landslide in Thirasia island off Santorini; experts warn (video)

A landslide occurred on the small island of Thirasia situated just one nautical mile off Santorini in the Aegean Sea on Saturday evening. Expets warn of high risk, if no protection measures are taken. According to local media, no injuries have been reported, however, material damage in several stores in …

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Sahara dust: First results of chemical components analysis

What was in the Sahara dust that covered Greece in the first days of the week? The Hellenic Geological and Mining Research authority(HGMR) conducted a preliminary qualitative analysis and here are the first results. Particles of aluminum, silicon, calcium, iron and titanium were contained in the dust that covered Greece …

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Wildfire on Paros island: Residents ordered to evacuate (video)

A wildfire broke out on the island of Paros on Monday and thus near the area of Pyrgaki. Strong winds blowing in the area with intensity of up to 8 Beaufort make the work of firefighter to extinguish the blaze extremely difficult. Video: As the fire front is moving towards …

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“Our Seas are not for Sale!” Greenpeace urges Greece to do more on the seas protection

“Our Seas are not for Sale!” With this illuminated message on the Acropolis, the Sounion Cape and other locations, the Greek branch of Greenpeace sent a clear message to the country’s political leadership on the occasion of the “9th International Ocean Conference Our Ocean” currently taking place in Athens. Addressing …

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Flyover, construction works of expressway in Thessaloniki, to be suspended per court order

The Council of State, Greece’s top court, ruled on Tuesday that all construction works on the Flyover, expressway in Thessaloniki, are to be suspended. The temporary order of the CoS comes after the appeals filed by several residents associations in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, due to  irreversible damages to the environment, …

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Wildfire in south Crete contained; suspect arrested

The wildfire in Mavros Kolymbos in Lasithi, southern Greece, has been contained the fire brigade announced on Sunday. Α 35-year-old suspect for arson has been arrested. Fire fighting forces remain in the area. rsSatellite pictures of the burned area at 12:05 p.m. April 7, 2024posted by Remote Sensing Lab rslab.gr …

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Pierian Mountains: Wildfire ranges out of control for 3. consecutive day (videos)

For third consecutive day a wildfire is raging on the Pierian Mountains in the north-west of Olympus mountain. The fire front is out of control and threatens the mountaineering club and a wildlife shelter in Sarakatsana area, and is moving towards Kozani. Video: How the fire smoke spreads beyond the …

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Greece changes into “summertime” to save energy

Greece will change into so-called “summertime” to save energy and clocks will go forward one hour in the night from March 30 to 31, 2024. The change takes place at 3 o’clock in the morning… when suddenly it will be 4 o’ clock! We may miss one hour of sleep, …

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