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WWF Greece: Culprits Behind Salamina Oil Spill Still Unpunished

The culprits behind a massive oil spill off the coast of Salamina, near Athens, caused by a sunken tanker two years ago, have still not faced any penalties, according to WWF Greece.

Attica One Step Closer to ‘Antonis Tritsis’ Eco Park Revamp

The Greek environment ministry has approved the first of a series of decisions for the revamp of the Antonis Tritsis Environmental Park, the largest green zone in Attica.

Marine Environment Cooperation Network Sets Out to Keep Greek Seas Clean

The newly-established Marine Environment Cooperation Network in Greece, which consists of 28 local groups and associations, is launching a plastic-free campaign as its first activity.

Greece Still Slow to Achieve EU 2020 Recycling Target

Greece is among 14 EU member states at risk of missing the 2020 recycling target of 50 percent, according to a report published by the European Commission.

INSETE Handbook to Aid Greek Tourism Enterprises in Waste Management

SETE's research department INSETE has released a handbook on "Recycling and Solid Waste Management” for tourism enterprises.

Greece’s Sani Resort Says ‘No’ to Plastic Straws

True to the principles of its social responsibility program, Halkidki’s Sani Resort announced plans replace plastic straws with the biodegradable variety.

Athens Airport Aims to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’

Athens International Airport (AIA) has launched the “Beat Plastic Pollution” campaign, aiming to limit the use of plastics on the airport premises.

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.

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.

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.

CEST2017: Extension of Deadline for Abstract Submission

The deadline of abstract submission for CEST2017 has been extended up to January 31 in response to numerous requests and due to increased interest.

Syros Municipality Gets Thumbs Up for Green Record

The Municipality of Syros was recently awarded for its environmental record during the 6th European Business Awards for the Environment held at the Eugenides Foundation in Athens.

Tough Measures to Protect Kyparissia Shoreline, Sea Turtle

Considered one of the most well preserved coasts in Greece, and home to the endangered loggerhead sea turtle, the Kyparissia Gulf in the western Peloponnese, has come into the spotlight after a recent government decision which toughens restrictions for the use of the shoreline.

Sea Turtle NGO MEDASSET ‘Swears to Care for Clean Seas’

In efforts to safeguard Mediterranean marine and coastal habitats of the sea turtle, non-profit organization MEDASSET is launching its “Clean Seas: Swear to Care” campaign, inviting visitors and residents to respect the environment and take action to keep Greece’s beaches...

Green Groups Call on EU Citizens to Speak Up Online Against Commission’s ‘Hostile’ Nature Laws

Over 100 environmental NGOs are inviting Europeans to join online Europe-wide campaign “Alarm for Nature” against a “hostile” deregulation policy pursued by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.