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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...

Greek Teenager Dedicates Life to Fighting Pollution and Cleaning Beaches

Thirteen-year-old Zisis Vagousis has dedicated several years of his life to cleaning coastal beaches, with his goal being to remove harmful plastic waste from the seabed. In an interview with 104.9 FM Athens Radio, the young teenager explained the reasoning...

Leonardo DiCaprio Spotlights Pollution, Leading to Greek Island Cleanup

Scientists from the Greek island of Andros are using a submarine with advanced sonar technology in order to document the state of the island's polluted seabed. The submarine, which is also equipped with a robotic arm, will enable researchers to...

Greece Vows 30 Percent of Cars Will be Electric by 2030

The Greek government announced ambitious plans on Friday to subsidize the purchase of new electric cars, vowing that by 2030, thirty percent of all vehicles on Greek roads would be electric. The announcement by Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis was scheduled to...

Scientists Use Satellites to Detect Plastic in the Greek Seas

Scientists from Greece and the UK developed a new technique to detect patches of floating plastic in the marine environment using satellites. Writing in the journal Scientific Reports, the scientists say that the new method to prevent and reverse sea...

Greece's Marine Environment Gets New Lease on Life, Scientists Say

Travel restrictions imposed globally to manage the coronavirus pandemic are having visibly positive repercussions on marine life, with not only a reduction in pollution but also a revival in marine life populations. Sea turtles are one of the species which...