Poros to be Greece’s third ‘green’ island

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that the island of Poros will be included in the GR-Eco Islands sustainability program, following the islands of Astypalaia and Halki.

Poros to become third ‘green’ island, says Mitsotakis

Poros will become the third “green” island under the government’s GR-eco Islands national initiative, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitostakis has announced at the COP28 conference in Dubai. The transformation of the island would take place in collaboration with United Arab Emirates state-owned green energy company Masdar, he added.

Pocket parks and deep pockets of greed

As the climate crisis worsens and our country finds itself on the frontline, we need to look at what we are doing – as a state and as citizens – to change our behavior, to limit the damage we are causing the environment and to adapt to the consequences of our failure.

Nature restoration: The bottom line

When we think of Nature, we think of luscious green forests, mountain hikes, long summer swims in clear blue waters or maybe the sound of the rain on leaves on a fresh autumn day.

Acheloos River’s partial diversion back on cards

The Environment Ministry is to resurrect the plan for the partial diversion of Acheloos River in Epirus, western Greece, the implementation of which has been annulled five times by the Council of State.

Deal sealed for southern coastal promenade

The concession of the necessary land for the creation of an “urban promenade” along Athens’ southern coastal avenue was sealed on Monday with an agreement between the Hellenic Public Properties Company (ETAD), and the Region of Attica.

Luxury water becomes fashionable among the elites

Millions of people worldwide don’t have clean water to drink, even though the United Nations deemed water a basic human right more than a decade ago. Yet, even as extreme heat dries up more aquifers and wells and leaves more people thirsty, luxury water has become fashionable among the world’s privileged, who uncap and taste it like fine wine.

In Death Valley, a rare lake comes alive

Furnace Creek and Stovepipe Wells are among the roadside outposts inside Death Valley National Park, while Dante’s View draws tourists at sunset and Hell’s Gate greets visitors arriving from the east.

EC refers Greece to court over landfill, flood risk maps

The European Commission said on Thursday that it has referred Greece to the European Court of Justice for failing to close a landfill site on the island of Zakynthos, and for not providing updated flood risk and flood hazard maps.