ENVIRONMENT

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NEWS

The municipal authority of the upscale seaside suburb of Glyfada, south of Athens, has filed a lawsuit demanding the immediate closure of an illegal dump that has cropped up on its border with the municipality of Elliniko and Argyroupoli.


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ECONOMY

Every Wednesday the British Council is offering a series of online discussions suitable for international students who are interested in studying climate change-related courses in the UK and pursuing a career in green industries.

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ENERGY

Four of the country’s most polluting power production plants are being formally shut down as Greece phases out the use of brown coal, or lignite, in line with European Union environmental protection rules and government pledges for a transition to sustainable energy sources.


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PRIME MINISTER

“It is a great day for the Municipality of Dafni-Ymittos as we announce the launch of an extremely ambitious urban regeneration project,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday at an event on the utilization of the space currently occupied by factory buildings where Pyrkal ammunition and explosives were once manufactured.


A photo provided by Steven Kovacs shows an inch-long larval lionfish off the coast of Palm Beach, Fla. Divers practicing blackwater photography are helping marine scientists gain new insights into fish larvae. [Steven Kovacs via The New York Times]
THE NEW YORK TIMES

For most scuba divers, few places underwater match the visual thrill of a kaleidoscopic coral reef teeming with colorful fish. For Jeff Milisen, a marine biologist and photographer in Kona, Hawaii, there is no better place to dive than an open stretch of deep ocean. At night. “There’s a whole lot of nothing,” he said. […]



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ENVIRONMENT

The Association of Attica Regional Authority Workers (SYPA) has called a four-hour strike on Monday and organized a “symbolic blockade” of the capital’s main landfill at Fyli, northwest of Athens. SYPA is protesting plans to extend the landfill at Fyli and to build an incineration unit in the same area, arguing that it is a […]

Dan Rabinowitz is the author of ‘The Power of Deserts: Climate Change, the Middle East and the Promise of a Post-Oil Era.’ He is a professor of sociology and anthropology at Tel Aviv University and chairman of the Association for Environmental Justice in Israel.
DAN RABINOWITZ

Rarely do you meet an academic who is as radical and creative a thinker as Dan Rabinowitz. He spoke recently to Kathimerini about how outdated investments in oil and gas are and what the magic solution to the climate crisis is.


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CLEAN SEAS

Seeking to ensure that old nets, ropes and other derelict fishing gear (DFG) doesn’t just end up in landfills, the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation launched the Blue Cycle recycling initiative in 2019.