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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...

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...

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...

“Enormous Achievement” for Environment as Era of Leaded Gas Over

Every single nation on the globe has now stopped using leaded gas for cars and trucks, after Algeria -- the final holdout -- recently decided to ditch the toxic fuel additive, according to the UN. Algeria had been the last...

Fire-Ravaged Turkey Sends Message of Solidarity to Greece

Turkey, which is still fighting to contain its own massive wildfires, sent a message of solidarity to Greece on Friday. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had a phone call with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias on Friday afternoon to express...