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Snakes, Apes and Ferrets: The Ancient Greek Love of Pets

Animals were an important part of life in antiquity, and Ancient Greeks loved their pets. Ancient sources tell us that they kept a wide variety of animals at home, ranging from dogs to snakes. Paintings, writings, and sculptures from ancient...

Ozone Hole Over South Pole Has Become Larger than Antarctica

The hole in the ozone layer that reemerges with the changing of the seasons has now grown larger than the size of Antarctica. Scientists from the European Union's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service announced on Thursday that the hole has grown...

Climate Crisis Tops Agenda of Mediterranean Leaders Meeting in Athens

The climate crisis will top of the agenda of the summit of Mediterranean and Southern European Union member states (EUMed 9), which is being held in Athens on Friday. The EU Med or EuroMed 7, initially an alliance of Greece,...

Greece Approves New Pet Law: “No Animal Abandoned or Abused”

The Greek Parliament approved a new law on pet ownership on Wednesday, which PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said will create rules so that no animal "will be abandoned, or abused." "Greece is changing and is finally adopting a modern legal framework for...

Woolly Mammoths to be Resurrected Within Next Decade, Scientists Say

Jurassic Park has nothing on three scientists who have decided to reassemble genes from woolly mammoths and resurrect them once again after having been extinct for more than 10,000 years. What could go wrong, you may well ask, since the...

Stunning Photo of Greek “Masked” Seahorse Nominated for Major Award

Against a background of a pristine aquamarine sea, a seahorse floats along with a face mask caught in its tail. This arresting -- and disturbing -- image, captured by Greek photographer and diver Nikos Samaras, has now been nominated...

The Lion’s Den: When Big Cats Roamed the Land in Ancient Greece

Greek scientists believe that a cave near Vravrona, about 40 km (25 miles) east of Athens, was a hideout for lions and panthers which roamed the ancient Greek countryside thousands of years ago. Fossils belonging to small and large mammals,...

The Stunning Greek Island That’s Only a Beach

Lefkada is a popular Greek island known for its beaches, particularly Porto Katsiki and Egremni. However there is a beach near Lefkada you don't want to miss -- Agios Nikolaos -- a breathtaking island that's made up of one...

Almost 30% of All Tree Species in the Wild are Facing Extinction

Almost 30% of tree species in the wild are facing extinction, according to a report published by the Botanic Gardens Conservation International. The group's report, entitled "the State of the World's Trees," concluded that 17,510 out of Earth's 58,497 documented...

The Adorable Native Cat Breeds of Greece and Cyprus

Anyone who has visited Greece or Cyprus knows that both beautiful countries are home to many, many cats. Yet some people may be unaware that there are two distinct cat breeds, the Aegean cat and the Cyprus Cat, that...

Christian Leaders in First Ever Joint Statement Warn on “Climate Catastrophe”

The world's Christian leaders have united to warn of the “catastrophic consequences” of climate change, saying now is a “critical moment” for the planet's future. Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the leader of...

Baby Gecko Hitches 2,500 Mile Ride from Greece to the UK

A baby gecko has traveled two and a half thousand miles from Crete, Greece to UK's Manchester, after hitching a ride in someone's suitcase. The Mediterranean house gecko was found by Victoria Naylor when she returned to her home in...

A Nature Lover’s Dream: The Flora and Fauna of Chania, Crete

The animals and plants of Greece are as unique as the country itself. One place that stands out is Chania on the island of Crete, which is known for its flora and fauna. With over 132 regions vitally important for...

Volunteers Clean Up Sea at Sacred Greek Island of Delos

Dozens of volunteers came together over the weekend in the Aegean island of Delos to clean the sea area of rubbish. Members of the All for Blue non-profit organization recovered from the bottom of the sea more than a ton...