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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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Pamela Anderson: Varoufakis inspires people across Europe

Pamela Anderson, former Baywatch star, has criticized Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for ignoring people’s will during the famous Greek referendum of 2015 and declared to be a fan of Yanis Varoufakis And she has learned a Greek word with a powerful meaning: OXI – No. “I admire the Greek people …

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Ioannis Sakkaros: The Greek leader of “Yellow Vests” protests in Germany

Ioannis Sakkaros is 26 years old and Greek. He is a driver of a diesel vehicle and very angry. He is still relatively unknown. That could change. Every week he leads more protesters to the streets of Stuttgart, in South-West Germany. Sakkaros is the leader of the German “Yellow Vests,” …

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EuroMed 7: EU South countries Summit concludes with a joint declaration

The 5th Southern EU Countries Summit, also known as “EuroMed 7 summit”, took place in Nicosia on Tuesday 29 January 2019. Heads of State or Government of seven EU member states from the Mediterranean region convened to discuss the major challenges which the EU currently faces. Following the meeting, the …

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Greece and California wildfires, record heat in Japan. Is there connection?

Greece and California wildfires, record heat in Japan. Is there connection? It’s all part of summer – but it’s all being made worse by human-caused climate change, scientists say. Heatwaves are setting all-time temperature records across the globe, again. Europe suffered its deadliest wildfire in more than a century, and …

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Jelly Fish “nursery” discovered in cave in the Gulf of Corinth

Hundreds of baby jelly fish have been discovered in a cave in the Gulf of Corinth, that was hit by a jelly fish plague last summer. The nursery was discovered by a team of the environmental organizations NIREAS. The jelly fish nursery is reportedly in a cave before the beach …

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Commission report slams Turkey over human rights, relations to EU member-states

In one of its more critical reports towards Turkey, the European Commission urged Ankara to improve relations with EU member-states, lift the state of emergency as soon as possible and improve human rights. Turkey is taking “major steps” in the wrong direction and it is shifting towards authoritariarism, the Commission …

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Sahara Dust was “‘one of the largest ever transfer of sand”, says Athens Observatory

One of the largest ever transfer of Sahara dust to Greece took place on Thursday, March22, the National Observatory in Athens said on Friday. Satellite images showed that the phenomenon was particular strong in the south part of the country. The dust from the Sahara desert covered the whole country, …

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If big earthquake causes tsunami in the Aegean, it will reach coast in 10-15 minutes, says professor

If an earthquake measuring over 7 on the Richter scale causes a tsunami in the Aegean, people will have just 10-15 minutes to react until the wave slams on the coast, said Costas Synolakis, Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Crete, during a speech at an event at …

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Death toll reaches 15, still 3 missing in floods. PM Tsipras declares ‘national mourning’

The drama in West Attica floods has no end.  The bodies of more and more people who died in the floods have been recovered. The majority of them were elderly trapped in their homes, unable to escape the powerful force of the rushing waters bring mud and rubble from the …

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Over 23,000 hectares of Greece’s forest razed in fires, 80 fires in Zakynthos

Greece’s fires burnt 23,500 hectares of forest this so-called “fire season”, that is between May and September 2017. On the island of Zakynthos alone, more than 80 wildfires took place. The number of burned hectares is slightly lower than the annual average of 27,500 over the past decade, according to …

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Rare Phenomenon: Waterspout occurs off Volimes, Zakynthos

A rare weather phenomenon occurred. A stunning waterspout was formed in the sea area off Volimes region in the north-west of the island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea. The phenomenon appeared at 6:30 in the afternoon on Monday. The rare phenomenon was captured by the lens of a local …

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A record year of wildfires? Aerosols from Canada fires reach Greece

Southern Europe and British Columbia have been devastated by wildfires this summer. And they’re not the only ones – it seems like much of the world is ablaze right now, and this could be the new normal. Scientists have long predicted that global warming would lead to more wildfires in …

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