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There were 472 high-impact weather events recorded in Greece between 2000 and 2009, with socioeconomic consequences caused by 657 events such as floods, lightning and others, according to a study by researchers at the National Observatory of Athens’ Institute for Environmental and Sustainable Development Research (IEPBA), which has created a database on such events that is open to the public.


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21.08.2021 / 16:41

The heatwave recorded this summer between July 28 and August 5 was a record-breaker in terms of duration and temperatures, according to a study by the National Meteorological Service.



09.08.2021 / 23:20

Mediterranean tropicalization is rampant, with temperatures rising 20% faster than the global average, fish migrating, invasive species appearing while native species disappear, marine angiosperm sea meadows and coral reefs being destroyed, and jellyfish populations spreading. The above consequences of the climate crisis on the Mediterranean are revealed in a recent World Wildlife Fund report titled […]


12.06.2021 / 16:12

The Mediterranean is fast becoming a tropical sea, with temperatures rising 20% faster than the global average, a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) report warns.


02.06.2021 / 21:40

Weddings in Greece are expected to plummet by 30 percent in 2020-2021 compared to 2016-2017 and drag births down with them, a new University of Thessaly study has found.


28.05.2021 / 21:28

Just like our forests, which are being lost at an alarming rate, our valuable seagrass meadows also need to be reforested to stem the progression of their destruction


23.05.2021 / 18:07

Millions of self-tests are carried out for Covid-19 in Greece every week and questions abound not just about their results and how these are reported, but also about what happens to the discarded kits, elements of which need to be handled carefully.



27.04.2021 / 13:08

A state-of-the-art surveillance system designed to guard an ancient shipwreck off the Aegean island of Alonnisos has received funding from US tech giant Microsoft.




18.02.2021 / 17:18

Greece’s first school of astrophysics, launched on Crete recently to operate virtually from March to May, is the passion project of Vassilis Charmandaris.


13.02.2021 / 09:57

Greece will be hit by a low pressure system, named Medea by the Athens Astronomical Observatory, which is expected to bring snowfall, even at low altitudes, from the central region of Thessaly southward.


09.01.2021 / 20:09

At a time when mass testing for the novel coronavirus is becoming extremely important for controlling the pandemic, a Greek research team has created a formidable “pocket lab” that can accurately detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus on the spot, anywhere in the world, in less than 30 minutes.