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The Ocean Will Soon Have More Plastics Than Fish

The United Kingdom's Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA) says that plastic will outweigh fish in the planet's oceans by 2050. The EIA released an environmental report on Tuesday that calls for a treaty to fight the rapid growth in plastic pollution...

Cats Utilize $500 Starlink Satellite Dish as Wintertime Lounging Area

Thanks to the engineering genius of Elon Musk, cats now have cozy new places to lounge in Winter -- satellite dishes that are part of his Starlink telecommunications system. Part of the SpaceX corporation, Starlink utilizes dishes that pick up...

Series of Aftershocks Follow 5.4 Earthquake at Athos, Greece

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale was recorded on Sunday, 23 km (14.3 miles) southwest of the Athos peninsula and 229 km (142 miles) north-northwest of Athens, the Geodynamics Institute of Athens National Observatory said. The quake's focal...

Global Initiative Launched to Replant Ancient Olympia’s Olive Trees

A new global initiative was recently launched to help restore the birthplace of the Olympic Games at Ancient Olympia, where 450,000 olive trees were destroyed by the catastrophic fires of last summer. By Stacy Dimakakos Last summer Greece experienced one of the...

Wolf Population Near Athens Growing

A recent incident in which a wolf approached a man and his daughter and attacked their dog on Mt. Parnitha just outside of Athens on Saturday shocked many Greeks all across the country. Most residents of the Greek capital certainly...

Dogs Can Tell Difference Between Familiar and Unfamiliar Languages

Dogs are smarter than you think; according to recent research, dogs can distinguish between languages they are familiar with and those they've never heard before. Researchers scanned the brains of 18 dogs with an MRI machine while the canines heard...

Scientists Discover Remains of Ichthyosaur “Sea Dragon” in the UK

Scientists in the United Kingdom found the remains of an ichthyosaur dinosaur on Monday. The scientists unwittingly discovered the skeleton during routine maintenance at a British nature reserve and reservoir. Researchers at Anglian Water and the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife...

The Past 7 Years Have Been the Hottest on Record

New data published by the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service on Monday shows that the last seven years were the warmest on record for the planet. The analysis, which reviewed global temperatures and other contributing factors, determined that 2021...

5.3 Earthquake Hits Florina, Northern Greece

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 was registered near Florina, in northwestern Greece late on Sunday, the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens said. There were no reports of injuries, although some older buildings suffered damage. The German...

Halcyon Days: When Spring Appears in the Middle of Winter in Greece

Greece is reputed to have almost 300 days of sunshine a year, even during the winter when the unique phenomenon of the Halcyon Days aka Alkyonides Days takes place creating a mini summer break amidst the winter. The phrase, translated...

A Walk through Crete, Birthplace of the Minoans

The only way to truly appreciate the beauty and majesty of the landscape of Crete is to walk through it. There are more walking routes on the island than you can count; some are well-known or signposted, and others...

Newly-Discovered Tree Species Named After Leonardo DiCaprio

Researchers announced on Thursday that they have named a new tree species after actor Leonardo DiCaprio in order to honor his work to help save the world's rainforests. DiCaprio is well known for being a champion of environmentally conscious causes...

North Pole Experiences Dramatic Increase in Lightning

The northernmost Arctic experienced a steep increase in lightning throughout the course of 2021. Scientists say that the extreme weather at the North Pole is a clear consequence of climate change. The environmental monitoring company Vaisala detected 7,278 lightning strikes...

2021 Fires in Greece Burned Almost Double the Area of NYC

The catastrophic 2021 fires in Greece burned an area almost twice the size of New York City, according to a report by the Meteo services of the National Observatory of Athens, released on Tuesday. According to the report, 84 forest...

Fish Fall From the Sky in Animal Rain Weather Event

It rained fish in the northern Texas city of Texarkana last Wednesday. Texarkana residents were shocked to discover small fish scattered across the ground in the city during a severe storm. Although it seems like an inexplicable -- even Biblical...