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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...

WWF Starts Campaign Against Gas & Oil Exploration in Greece

WWF Hellas is starting a major campaign against oil and gas exploration projects in Greece, aiming, to mobilize citizens to defend the seas and forests, local communities and fair and sustainable development. The first step for WWF Hellas is to...

Plastics Pollution Choking Greek Mediterranean: Report

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo As Greeks try to cut the amount of plastic clogging up their seas and environment, a new report released on Friday -- World Oceans Day -- claims the Mediterranean has the highest levels of plastics pollution in the world. The research...