The distribution of disposable plastic products on the market will be made illegal as of July 3, 2021, according to a law drafted by the Environment Ministry.
The Environment Ministry has announced plans to crack down on illegal construction on Mykonos and Santorini.
Property developer Lamda Development is preparing an investment of 8 million euros for the energy upgrade of The Mall Athens, as part of the settlement of pending urban planning issues relating to the property.
In response to the spread of invasive alien species of fish in Greek seas, a research project will be launched next month to harness their commercial and medical potential and, by extension, control their population.
“This summer I will not go to Chios. The feeling of emptiness is overwhelming. I am thinking of the kids who have to stay in the migrant centers without the few hours of normalcy we could offer them.”
Environmental NGO Arcturos decried on Monday attempts to poison the Greek shepherd dogs outside its breading in its facility in northern Greece.
The sole operating wind turbine on the island of Tinos is seen in this photo. The decision of the company that has undertaken the project of installing a wind farm there to file lawsuits against some 100 residents over their reaction to the plan is the latest episode in the saga concerning the prospect of installing wind farms on the Greek islands. Locals are intent on preserving the landscape and environment from what they say is the uncontrolled proliferation of turbines, frustrating companies that received the relevant licenses years ago but are constantly encountering obstacles to the completion of their investments.
Experts sounded alarm bells over the weekend after a fire at a plastics recycling plant in the northern Athens suburb of Metamorfossi saying it released toxic and carcinogenic substances into the atmosphere, posing a risk to the health of the public, especially in the vicinity.
The completion of the project to record all of the country’s properties in a national cadastre is moving at two speeds, according to data from the Hellenic Land Registry.
In this picture with a long shutter speed stars move in the night sky during the Perseid meteor shower in the Pineios Lake near the village of Velanidi, Peloponnese, Greece, late Thursday. The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between Aug. 9 and 14 depending on the particular location of the stream. [Petros Giannakouris/AP]
Funds from the relief package for the island of Evia, which suffered extensive damage during powerful rainstorms and floods last Sunday – and cost the lives of eight people – will be allocated on Friday to the two most affected municipalities, Halkideon and Dirfyos-Messapia.
A debate has begun again about the location of wind farms in a nature protection area near Lake Prespa in northern Greece after three pelicans died flying into wind turbines on Sunday.
The program to improve the energy efficiency of government buildings will start with an initial budget of 500 million provided by the European Investment Bank.
The southern Aegean island of Santorini is seeking to set higher standards in waste management and recycling practices to become a paradigm for other parts of the country facing landfill problems.
After the failure to meet targets set in 2015, the new updated National Waste Management Plan (ESDA) for 2020-30 was put up for public consultation by the Environment Ministry Thursday.
On Wednesday Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis and Paros Mayor Markos Kovaios met on the island with regional and local authority officials to discuss plans to raise the wreck of the Express Samina passenger ferry off the seabed 20 years after it sank off the island, causing the loss of 81 lives.
Divers removed half a ton of abandoned fishing gear covering a British submarine that sank off the Greek island of Kefalonia in 1941 as well as other wrecks in an effort to protect the area’s loggerhead sea turtles, dolphins and monk seals.
Work on a three-kilometer, two-way bike path along Thessaloniki’s central Karamanli Avenue was completed and handed over to cyclists on Friday, a local official said.
Loggerhead turtles returning to their nesting sites along the Bay of Laganas on the Ionian island of Zakynthos are experiencing a rare period of calm this post-Covid summer in an area that is usually heavily impacted by tourism at the peak of their egg-laying season.
The wreck of a British submarine that went down between the Ionian islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia in World War II has been cleared of large swathes of lost fishing nets by a team of specially trained volunteer divers. The nets that had gathered over time had become a death trap to marine life.