Greek Beaches Clear of 2017 Saronic Oil Spill, Tests Show

Tests have revealed that the waters of Greece's Saronic Gulf are free of pollutants following last year's Agia Zoni II oil spill, local authorities...

Garbage Piles Up on the Streets of Athens

Sacks of garbage piled high on the sidewalks of Athens have started spewing out onto the streets after a part of the capital's main...

Idyllic Lake only 30 km from the Heart of Athens

The Attica Regional Council (ARC) has approved €380,000 for the rehabilitation and promotion of the route to Kithara (Guitar) Lake in the former royal...

Drones, Satellites Help Greek Researchers Tackle Plastic Pollution

Researchers from the University of the Aegean have developed an innovative experiment off the coast of Lesvos to tackle one of the biggest environmental...

Divers Clear Dangerous ‘Ghost Nets’ from Santorini Waters

An international team of eight volunteers from the Netherlands, France and Greece have taken part in a dive off Santorini to remove lost or...

Drones Detect Plastic Waste in Greek Seas

University of the Aegean kgiyvbk researchers conducted a successful experiment detecting plastic waste in the sea of Lesvos with the use of drones. The Marine Remote...

Plastics Pollution Choking Greek Mediterranean: Report

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo As Greeks try to cut the amount of plastic clogging up their seas and environment, a new report released on Friday -- World Oceans...

Motorbike, Radiators, Kitchen Sinks Dumped at Mykonos Beach (video)

A motorbike, radiators and kitchen sinks were among the debris recovered from the seabed at a beach in the Greek island of Mykonos by volunteers...

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...

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