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Thessaloniki residents recycle their plastic waste, turn it into street furniture

Residents of Thessaloniki, North Greece, have started recycling their plastic waste transforming it into 3D printed street furniture with the help of new technologies. They use a new laboratory set up studio The New Raw and project Print Your City that makes furniture for the city from plastic waste. The Zero …

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Weather warning: Heavy rainfalls, storms, stormy winds and Sahara Dust (videos)

Greece’s National Meteorological Service warns of a weather deterioration with heavy rainfalls and storms, locally with hail-falls and stormy South-East winds of up to 9 Beaufort in Central and South Greece. The stormy south winds will transfer particles of Sahara Dust to the country. The weather deterioration sets in late …

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Municipality of Athens to clean historical center from graffiti and illegal posters

The Municipality of Athens has launched an ambitious program to clean buildings of historical center from graffiti and illegal posters. An area of 20 acres will be cleansed and maintained by special teams in consultation with the local community of shopkeepers and entrepreneurs. “Combating visual vandalism was our first priority. …

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Scientists divided on the origin of mysterious crater in Viotia (video)

A mysterious crater is located on a slope of Parnassos Mountain. With a diameter of 200 meters, it impresses and awes the few visitors who have seen it. Seen from above it looks mysterious like an extraterrestrial spectacle. The crater is located near the village Vasiliki and it dominates the …

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Karpathos and Kassos in “state of emergency” after torrential rains strike the islands

Heavy rainfalls that keep falling for hours on the islands of Kassos and Karpathos largely damaged the infrastructure in these two islands in the south Dodecanese. The extreme rainfalls started on Thursday midnight and continued until Friday, March 29. Tonnes of water came down mountains and hills, passed through the …

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Ferries docked at Piraeus, no ferry to Cyclades from Rafina and Lavrio

Greek authorities ordered ferries to remain docked at the ports of Piraeus on Friday noon due to powerful winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 and 10 Beaufort in the South and the East. The ferries ban from Piraeus will be in power until 6:00 p.m. at least. No …

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Flooded rivers and streams as heavy rainfalls & strong winds strike Crete

Heavy rainfalls and strong winds have been striking the island of Crete since early Friday morning, confirming the meteorologists forecast. The biggest island of Greece is isolated by air and sea as winds blowing with intensity of up to 10 Beaufort have brought ferries traffic to halt, while airplanes have …

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Athens International Airport joins WWF’s “Earth Hour” on Mar 30

Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’ will ‘switch off the lights’ for the ‘Earth Hour’ between 20:30 and 21:30 on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The action is taking place in the context of the World Wildlife Fund WWF “Earth Hour” for the climate change. It is the eight time in a …

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Powerful winds sweep away lorries in West Greece (video,pictrs)

Powerful winds blowing with intensity of 9 Beaufort have swept away trucks from the roads in Western Greece on Thursday. In the first incident, strong winds lifted the empty flatbed of the truck and “pinned’ it on a signboard of the Rio-Antirio bridge in south-west Greece. Traffic on the lane …

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“Winter” till end of March: Rain, temperature drop, snow, stormy winds 10B

“Winter” is coming back to Greece and is expected to last until the end of March, according to the forecast of the National Observatory of Athens. The barometric low moves from south-west to the east with heavy rainfalls, temperature drop, snow and powerful winds up to 10 Beaufort. The bad …

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Firefighters and volunteers struggle against wildfire on Lesvos

Fire fighters and volunteers from neighboring areas are struggling to take the wildfire of a pine forest on the island of Lesvos under control. The work to extinguish the fire is proven to be  difficult due to the powerful north-east winds blowing in the area. Furthermore, the blaze burns down …

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Spring Weather! At least for the next five days…

Bright sunshine and mild temperatures over 18 degrees Celsius in the large parts of the country. Excluded from the fair weather are Crete and the Dodecanese, with a high possibility of rainfalls, on Saturday. According to weather forecast, the fair weather is expected to last until next Wednesday, when powerful …

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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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Barometric low to strike Greece with rain, storms and snow

So far, the month of March has shown that it cannot decided whether it’s a month belonging  spring or winter. One day bright sunshine, two days rain and cold. Sunshine on Thursday? Rain and storm on Friday… In this pace and sense, a new barometric low coming from the West …

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Ferry services resume after winds in open seas weaken

Ferry services around Greece resumed normal operation after strong winds started to abate on Wednesday. Ships were banned from sailing on Wednesday morning due to powerful winds reaching up to 9 and even 10 Beaufort. The Aghia Marina-Nea Styra and Kavala-Prinos ferry links were not running still at 2 p.m. …

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Ferries remain docked at several Greek ports due to powerful winds

Ferries and ships remain docked at the ports of Rafina and Lavrio in Attica and other ports across Greece on Wednesday, due to strong winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 Beaufort and locally up to 10 B. Ferry links Aghia Marina-Nea Styra, Kavala-Prinos, Kavala-Thassos, Kyllini-Zakynthos and Kyllini-Kefalonia are …

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