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Climate Change: Temperatures in Greece expected to rise by up 5° Celsius

Temperatures in Greece are expected to rise by up to 5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, scientists warn basing their studies on climate models projections. “The climate models tell us that depending on the measures we take, we will have an increase in temperature that will reach …

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Prosecutor files against Thessaloniki hospital for discarding waste in protected wetland

Τhe public prosecutor of Thessaloniki filed a case against the general manager of Ippokratio hospital for discarding mattresses and rubble to the river Gallikos, a NATURA 2000 protected wetland, beginning of the year. Τhe issue turned into ping-pong ball between the Hospital and the Municipality and led to tragic-comic situations. …

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Travel restrictions benefit marine life and environment, say Greek experts

Travel restrictions imposed globally to manage the coronavirus pandemic have a visible positive repercussion in marine life and environment, with a reduction in pollution and a revival of sea populations. Sea turtles are one of the species that have benefited from this, project officer for the international organization for Mediterranean …

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Fire in battery plant raises concerns about environmental impact in Xanthi

Five small villages were evacuated after a fire in a batteries production factory broke out Tuesday noon. The fire broke out around 1 o’ clock at the Sunlight battery plant in Neo Olvio in the outskirts of the town on Xanthi in North-Easter Greece. Sweeping through plastic and other flammable …

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Increased Israeli interest to invest in Greece’s privatization program, energy, tourism

The environment, energy, tourism and real estate sectors reportedly dominate interest by Israel-based investors eyeing business prospects in Greece, according to reports. Greece’s embassy in Israel has mostly fielded requests by local companies interested in an ongoing privatization program in the still bailout-dependent country. Solid and liquid waste management, a …

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Locust plague takes hostage the island of Agios Efstratios now under ‘state of emergency’

Millions of locust have invaded the island of Agios Efstratios – Ai Stratis- in the North Aegean Sea in recent days. They destroy grassland essential for the sheep and goat farming and cause major disturbance to the lives of residents and tourists. The mayor has declared the ‘state of emergency’ …

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Greek gov’t “orders” citizens not to use fireplaces, Dec 14-16/2013

Greek Ministers for Health and Environment issued a joint statement on Saturday evening asking the citizens to refrain from unnecessary use of fireplaces. Stressing that the weather conditions favor the accumulation of atmospheric pollution (smog), the two ministries ask citizens to refrain from using their home fireplaces from Saturday evening …

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