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Greek Volunteers Get Busy Cleaning Up the Environment

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo Civic-minded Greeks are volunteering in droves to clean up their country in a campaign being described as "one of the fastest growing civic movements of modern times". Last Sunday, people all around Greece joined together to work for a cleaner...

Weather Forecast in Greece Looks Bleak, More Snow Expected

More snow and freezing temperatures are forecast for Monday with freezing to below freezing temperatures expected throughout Greece. The former capital city of Thessaloniki will see clouds and temperatures from -7 Celsius to -2C. Athens is expected to be cloudy with occasional snow and temperatures from...

Five Greek Geoparks Participate in New Unesco Programme

A new UNESCO program entitled "World Geoparks Unesco" in which five Greek areas participate was approved on Tuesday in Paris. Aegean University professor and director of Sigri (Lesvos) Petrified Forest museum Nikos Zouros, who represented Greece in the Sciences Committee,...

EC Takes Greece to Court for Failing to Protect Turtles

Greece will be called before the European Court of Justice for "failing to provide adequate protection" at nesting sites of the endangered Caretta caretta loggerhead sea turtle in the southern Ionian Sea. The case mainly concerns Kyparissia Bay, situated in the Western Peloponnese,...

Greek Environment Ministry Opens the Way for New Cruise Centre at Piraeus Port

Piraeus port is on its way to acquiring a "Cruise Centre" for larger cruise ships after Environment, Energy and Climate Change Minister Yiannis Maniatis signed an order approving the environmental terms for its construction. The new cruise centre will built...