Greeks Shun Plastic Bags in Record Numbers

The use of plastic bags in Greece has dropped sharply following the introduction of a so-called eco-tax of €0.4 ($0.47) for every bag, introduced...

Greeks Fight to Protect Majestic Rare Vulture

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo The bearded vulture (gypaetus barbatus) is one of the rarest raptors in Europe, and now Greeks on its mountainous island home of Crete...

European Environment Agency: 96% of Greek Beaches are Excellent for Swimming

The European Environment Agency annual report on clean water beaches, lakes and rivers for swimming, shows that 95.9 percent of Greek waters are considered...

Greek Cities Swelter Amid Shrinking Green Spaces

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo Greece is known for its beauty and nature, but this doesn’t always shine through in the bigger cities. People living in urban...

Drought-Hit Cretan Farmers Braced for 40% Loss of 2018’s Crop

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo As reported earlier this year by Greek Reporter, the island of Crete has been suffering from a difficult drought. In April, the island had only...

Greece Vows to Resolve Eldorado Gold Dispute ‘Soon’

The government expects to reach a deal with Canadian firm Eldorado Gold over a mining project in northern Greece which has been dogged by years of...

Sikinos First Greek Island to Say No to Plastic Straws

The Municipality of Sikinos, along with the Sea Change ecology organization and the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, will be banishing the use of plastic straws...

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...

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