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Maris Hotels Joins ‘Clean Up the Med’ Campaign

Maris Hotels has joined the “Clean up the Med” campaign and recently held a cleanup operation on the beaches located in front of its three hotels on Crete and Santorini.

Navarino Observatory: Climate Change Took Toll on Mycenaean Palace in Pylos

Navarino Environmental Observatory researchers have presented findings that climate change most likely led to the destruction of the Mycenaean Palace of Nestor at Pylos.

‘Sea Change’ Campaign: No More Plastic Straws on Sikinos

The Cycladic island of Sikinos is the first in Greece to do away with plastic straws and replace them with a bio-degradable alternative.

Zakynthos’ Turtle Nesting Grounds in Danger, Warn Environmental Groups

Four environmental groups are warning that the nesting grounds of the threatened loggerhead sea turtle on the island of Zakynthos are in danger.

Two Greek Preservation Ventures Clinch Natura 2000 Awards

The Callisto NGO based in Thessaloniki, dedicated to the protection of the brown bear, was among the six projects that won the 2018 European Natura 2000 Awards.

WWF: Majority of Greek Islanders Open to Renewable Energy Systems

The residents of 15 Greek islands want to revert to renewable energy sources, according to a study carried out by WWF Greece.

Ministry Lifts Swimming Ban Along Attica Coast After Oil Spill

Beaches along the Attica coastline are once again open to the public following a swimming ban due to a massive oil spill near Salamina island.

Five Greek Nature Initiatives Vying for Natura 2000 Award – Vote Now!

Five Greek nature conservation projects have been shortlisted by the European Commission in the running for the 2018 European Natura 2000 Award.

Air New Zealand Launches ‘World’s Coolest Safety Video’

Air New Zealand is shining a global spotlight on Antarctica and environmental science in its latest safety video, which will be rolled out across its fleet.

EU ELEMED Project: Greece to Offer Shoreside Electrical Power to Seacraft

Shoreside power units will be installed at two ports in Greece, at Kyllini and Piraeus, as part of the EU’s ambitious ELEMED project.

EU Sets Out to Tackle Plastic Waste, Spur Innovation with New Strategy

The EU has launched a strategy to deal with plastic waste to safeguard the environment while seeking to spur innovation in this direction.

WWF Greece Issues Impact Study of Agia Zoni II Oil Spill, Calls for Sanctions

WWF Greece has released a report on the impact of the oil spill that affected Salamina and the Saronic Gulf coastline, after the Greek-flagged Agia Zoni II sank in September.

Agia Zoni II Ship Raised, Investigation Continues

The Greek-flagged Agia Zoni II which sank off Salamina in September and polluted the Attica coastline, was raised to be hauled to the Salamina shipyard.

Region of Crete to Present Goals of ‘Blueislands’ EU Environmental Project

The main objectives of the European “Blueislands” environmental project will be presented on October 24, during a conference organized by the Region of Crete in Heraklio.

WWF Urges Sustainable Practices for a Mediterranean Sea of the Future

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is urging officials to focus on six strategic priorities in order to achieve a sustainable economic model in the Mediterranean.

Greek Tourism Professionals Urge Fewer Words, More Action Over Oil Spill

Tourism professionals are calling for the quickest possible cleanup of the Saronic Gulf area, which was recently polluted with tons of fuel oil.

Piraeus Mayor to File Lawsuit Over Oil Spill Damage

Piraeus Mayor Yannis Moralis said the municipality will take legal action against all parties responsible for the oil spill off the coast of Salamina.

Experts Warn Against Swimming, Fishing Along Athens Riviera Due to Oil Spill

The beaches of Salamina, Faliro, Alimos, Hellenikon and Glyfada are off limits due to the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf.

Salamina Oil Spill Drifting Along Coast Amid Accusations

A massive oil spill off the coast of Salamina from a sunken tanker has expanded along the Saronic Gulf to Piraeus drifting as far as Glyfada.

Rhodes Hosts Environmental, Science and Technology Conference ‘CEST2017’

Rhodes from August 31 to September 2 will host the 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST2017).