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Greek Fishermen Launch Initiative to Deal With Marine Pollution

Greek fishermen recently launched an initiative to prevent marine pollution and protect fish stocks. The ''Amorgorama'' initiative seeks to adopt and manage a more sustainable way of dealing with marine pollution and overfishing in the Aegean. The program is an...

“OceanHero” Funds Marine Cleanups Through Use of Search Engine

OceanHero is an organization that funds ocean-bound plastic recovery, recycling infrastructure development, and the technology to transform waste products into new goods -- all by the simple use of a search engine. OceanHero founder Marvin Burman, from Germany, describes himself...

New Device Collects Tons of Debris from Great Pacific Garbage Patch

A new type of net, dubbed "Jenny," is pulling 20,000 pounds of plastic from the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch," courtesy of its creator, Boyan Slat from Holland, and his organization, called The Ocean Cleanup. The Patch is not really as...

Greek Opposition Leader Demands Minister’s Resignation over Oil Spill

Leader of New Democracy (ND) Kyriakos Mitsotakis has asked Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis to resign, due to the delays and oversights in the government’s response to the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf. Speaking at an emergency session of the Environment...

Greece, Cyprus and Israel to Address Marine Pollution

Greece, Cyprus and Israel will soon be signing a joint action plan to address marine oil pollution, Cyprus minister of agriculture and the environment Nicos Kouyialis announced. The action plan is to be signed by the three countries’ environment ministers,...

Greenpeace: Mediterranean in Grave Danger From Plastic Pollution

More than 1,455 tonnes of plastic are currently believed to be floating on the Mediterranean Sea, while 94% of plastic waste is currently coating the seabed, based on the latest estimates. According to the head of Greenpeace's campaign for...

Greece, Cyprus, Israel Agreement on the Protection of Mediterranean

Greece, Cyprus and Israel, preparing for the exploration of hydrocarbons in the Mediterranean Sea, on Tuesday signed an agreement for the protection of the environment from possible oil pollution. Environment ministers from the three countries agreed to move ahead as soon as possible on...