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Environmental Groups Challenge Offshore Gas Exploration by Greece

Environmental groups in Greece have challenged the decision to start gas exploration west and southwest of Crete, saying that dangers to the marine environment have not been adequately assessed. Greenpeace, WWF, and the Pelagos Cetological Research Institute have been attempting...

Mediterranean Turning into Tropical Sea, WWF Warns

The Mediterranean is turning into a tropical sea due to the rising global temperatures, the World Wide Fund for Nature warned in a report.

Mystery Over Whales Stranded in Corfu, Greece

Two beaked whales that were stranded on a beach in Corfu, Greece on Sunday were eventually freed unhurt by volunteers. Conservation charities WWF Greece and Arion have posted photos of whales lying on a beach on social media saying that...

Earth Hour: When the World Turned its Lights Off for One Hour

To send a message to the world about the importance of saving the planet, people all over the world turned off the lights at "Earth Hour."

Greek Climate Activist Spreads Message by Cycling Around the World

A Greek activist is launching a campaign to raise awareness about climate change by cycling a total of 7,500 km (4,660 miles), a minimum of nine hours a day, taking in eight countries, and then scaling Mount Everest, the...

Report Says Billions Spent on Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Greece

A new report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) published on Tuesday blasts the nation of Greece for planning to introduce new subsidies for fossil fuels. The report, also signed by the Overseas Development Institute and Friends of...

WWF's Ship "Blue Panda" Touring Ionian Sea to Promote Environmental Awareness

The World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) ship named the "Blue Panda" began a tour of the Ionian islands in Greece on July 21, to promote awareness of the diversity of marine wildlife in the Mediterranean and to inform the public...

WWF Warns of Worsening 'Superfires' across Europe

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warned of the risks from new faster-spreading 'superfires' during heatwaves and drought periods affecting Europe as a symptom of climate change, according to Reuters. Although the Mediterranean is the area most affected by wildfires, northern...

Outcry Over Bill Seen as Restricting Public Use of Greek Beaches

The new proposed legislation on shoreline use brought up for debate in the Greek Parliament has triggered strong reactions from environmental groups and opposition parties. Environmentalists are concerned that it may open the way for the legalization of illegal...

Environmental Organization Warns of Risks in Greek Plans to Drill Off Crete

The Greek office of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF Hellas) issued a statement on Wednesday warning of ''huge environmental and economic risks to the detriment of Crete and the rest of Greece.'' The remarks came as Greek authorities are proceeding...