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Operation Olive Tree: Greece Saves Centuries-Old Trees from Destruction

More than 500 olive trees, some of which are centuries-old, have been saved so far by the almost unknown efforts of ERGOSE. ERGOSE is a subsidiary company of TRAINOSE, the Greek Railway Operator, and its role is to construct and...

Seeking Adventure on the Stunning Greek Mountain of Smolikas

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

Greek Climate Activist Named Europe’s "Young Champion of the Earth" by UN

Lefteris Arapakis, a 26-year old Greek climate activist and entrepreneur, was named "Young Champion of the Earth" for Europe by the United Nations on December 11. A graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business, in 2017 Arapakis co-founded...

International Body Warns Sea Turtles Need Stronger Protections in Greece, Cyprus

Some of the most important sea turtle habitats in the Mediterranean, located in Greece and Cyprus, "remain unprotected," the Bern Convention warned in an alarming press release on Wednesday. The Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural...

Crimson Early Morning Sky Dazzles Athenians

The residents of Athens woke up on Thursday to an eerie phenomenon as the sky took on a brownish-red color. It was a rare occurrence, leading many Athenians to photograph and share the spectacle on social media. It did not last...

Greece Launches Massive Reforestation Program

The Greek Minister of the Environment and Energy Kostis Hatzidakis recently announced the launch of Greece's largest reforestation campaign. The reforestation effort would lead to the planting of over 30 million trees over a period of 10 years. Planting will start...

Greece Breaks National and European Renewable Energy Records

On September 14th, according to WindEurope, wind power covered 40% of Greece's energy use, the highest percentage covered by wind power in Europe. According to national data released on the same day, wind and solar power sources provided for 51%...

Large Pod of 30 Dolphins Spotted Off Limassol, Cyprus

A pod of nearly 30 bottlenose dolphins were spotted in the Mediterranean Sea off Limassol, Cyprus, on Friday. Although the species of dolphin is the most common in the Mediterranean Sea, a pod this large is an uncommon sight in...