Campaigners Plan Special Dive to Clean Santorini’s Seas

Campaigners from the Healthy Seas Initiative are to carry out the first-ever live clean-up of abandoned fishing gear from a protected area of the...

Young Greeks’ Coffee-Cup Campaign Tackles Plastic Trash

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo Greeks love their daily coffee, so much so that they go through an estimated 300 million plastic takeaway cups of the stuff every...

Greek Volunteers Get Busy Cleaning Up the Environment

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo Civic-minded Greeks are volunteering in droves to clean up their country in a campaign being described as "one of the fastest growing civic movements...

Mykonos ‘Could Declare Emergency’ Over Water Shortage

Mykonos is facing the risk of being left without enough water in the summer and residents of the Greek island could even find themselves...

Crete Braces for Drought Year

A meeting that took place in Chania, Crete addressed the extensive drοught the island is suffering from and expressed concern over the lack of...

Most Greeks Recycle Household Waste Says Survey

More than nine in ten Greeks recycle part of household waste, according to survey results released Wednesday, with nearly all respondents supporting that recycling...

Greek Police Detain Six Albanians for Harvesting Rare Herbs

Six Albanian men were arrested by the Greek police near the border that separates the two countries for illegally harvesting a wild mountain herb. Police...

Huge Sperm Whale Beached at Santorini (photos, video)

The A 9-meter (30 feet) sperm whale has been washed ashore at the Akrotiri area of the Greek island of Santorini. The dead mammal, which was...

Greece’s Coastal Areas ‘at Risk’ Due to Climate Change, Leading Scientist Warns

A leading scientist has warned that many coastal areas in Greece are at risk from rising sea levels due to global warming. Climate change will...

Brown Bear Population in Greece ‘Recovering’

Efforts to protect Greece's brown bears are starting to pay off, according to a study by the conservation group Arcturos this week. It claims the...

Athens’ Acropolis Covered in African Dust (photos)

African dust that has turned much of southern Greece and Crete into a landscape more akin to the planet Mars in the last few...

Lights Off in Greece for “Earth Hour”

The lights on Parthenon on the Acropolis Hill, the Greek Parliament and other Greek landmarks went out on Saturday night in observance of Earth...

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