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Prosecutor Rules 27 Greek Officials Will Stand Trial for Deadly Mati Fire

Athens prosecutor Georgios Polikratis said on Tuesday that he has referred 27 Greek officials to trial for the 2018 Mati deadly fire. The accused include some senior officials from the previous SYRIZA government -- and one celebrity former mayor. Out...

Athens Grant Walk: Downtown to Get Green Makeover, Despite Reactions

Despite reactions by downtown Athens citizens, the next stage of the Panepistimiou Avenue makeover will go ahead as planned. The so-called "Athens Grant Walk" is an ambitious project by the Athens municipality in making the city more livable. The redevelopment...

Crete Earthquake: Dramatic Videos of People Running for Their Lives

Dramatic videos emerged showing people running out of businesses and shops as Tuesday's 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Crete. The quake had a focal depth of 8.2 km (5.09 miles), and its epicenter was southeast of the city...

The Delta of the Mornos River Part of Threatened Ecosystem

The wetlands surrounding the Mornos River in central Greece are home to a unique and threatened ecosystem. By Lia Mageira After the construction of the Mornos River dam in the mountainous region of Fokida, Greece, the formerly torrential river is now...

Climate Change Projection Shows Piraeus, Thessaloniki Under Water

Climate change models created by Climate Central, an independent organization of top scientists and journalists, show the devastation that rising sea levels could cause on coastal cities, including those in Greece, such as Piraeus and Thessaloniki. The models were created...

Powerful 6.3 Earthquake Hits South of Crete

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.3 struck the seabed at 12:24 PM on Tuesday local time south of Crete. The quake had a focal depth of 8.2 km (5.09 miles), and its epicenter was southeast of the city of Ierapetra. There are...

Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Later Today, Cause Power Grid Issues

Just as predicted, a major solar flare will hit the Earth on Monday as the result of a geomagnetic storm caused by activity on the surface of the Sun. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued an alert today...

UN Honors Young Activist Trying to Make Greece’s Fishing Industry “Greener”

The UN Environment Program (UNEP) awarded last week the honorary title of Ambassador for the Mediterranean Coast for 2021-22 to Lefteris Arapakis, a young activist who is fighting to save the fishing industry in Greece. Awarded as part of UNEP’s...

“Wizard of Paws” Saves More than 20,000 Pets with Prosthetics

Derrick Campana, an animal orthotist who is referred to rightly as the "Wizard of Paws," is on a mission to help as many animals as humanly possible, making their lives fuller and allowing them to romp and play despite...

Seeking Adventure on the Stunning Greek Mountain of Smolikas

The Thing About Greece (TTAG), an organization dedicated to supporting sustainable outdoor adventures in Greece, organized a youth trip to the breathtaking heights of the Greek mountain Smolikas. The stunningly beautiful mountain, situated amongst the rugged natural beauty of Epirus...

US Federal Agencies Announce New Plan to Adapt to Climate Change

Over 20 federal agencies came forward on Thursday with new plans to adapt their operations to the scale of climate change.  The plans were published by multiple agencies, including the departments of Defense, Agriculture, Energy, Homeland Security and Transportation. The...

Five Zebras Still on the Lam in Maryland After Escape

Everyone loves zebras; the beautiful horselike denizens of Africa that have jaunty black and white stripes are a perennial favorite in wildlife parks around the world and of course with those who are fortunate enough to go on an...

Plastic Litter on Beaches Makes them Hotter by Day, Colder by Night

New research shows that not only does plastic litter desecrate the beauty of beaches around the world -- it actually makes them hotter by day and colder at night, changing the environment that is home to beach-dwelling creatures such...