Environment

  • Preserving a centuries-old fishing heritage in Aitoloakarnania

    Formed by the double delta of two rivers, the Acheloos and the Evinos, the Mesolongi-Aitoliko lagoons complex in the northern part of the Gulf of Patra is one of the largest and most biodiverse lagoon systems in the Mediterranean. Protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, and included in the Natura 2000 network, the Mesolongi-Aitoliko…

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  • Tsunami warning issued after powerful quake strikes off Indonesia

    A powerful earthquake in eastern Indonesia could cause hazardous tsunami waves, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says. A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, as monitors warned of the possibility of hazardous tsunami waves. The USGS said the quake struck around 100 kilometres north of the town of Maumere…

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  • Greece, Israel, Cyprus agree to continue cooperation on energy projects

    Greece, Israel and Cyprus have agreed to strengthen cooperation to promote common interests in the Mediterranean and the wider region, the three countries said in a joint communique issued after the eighth trilateral summit held in Jerusalem on Tuesday. “Israel, Greece and Cyprus view the energy sector, and in particular, natural gas and renewable energy,…

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  • Australian scientists develop seagrass map to help protect Great Barrier Reef

    Using 35 years of data and computer modelling, scientists have been able to extensively map Queensland’s seagrass meadows in the hopes of protecting the Great Barrier Reef. Researchers from James Cook University have identified more than 88,000 square kilometres of potential seagrass habitat in intertidal and subtidal areas of the reef. With estimations of 350,000…

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  • Australia urged to ramp up climate action as COP26 ends with deal to ‘phase down’ coal

    Australia is being urged to take stronger climate action this decade, as the United Nations climate summit ends with a specific call to “phase down” – instead of phase out – coal and fossil fuel subsidies. COP26 talks in Glasgow wrapped up on Saturday (local time), with world leaders reaching an agreement that aims to…

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  • Australia: When it comes to recycling, nearly ALL OF US have been doing it wrong

    Recycling. Aussies have been doing it for years and surveys have long shown everyone is willing to do their bit to minimise landfill. But despite their best intentions, experts say people are getting it wrong and it’s time for a refresher that will have profound benefits for the environment. “We think we’re good recyclers,” says…

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  • Greece up 10 places in Germanwatch Climate Change Index 2022

    Greece has jumped 10 places to rank 24th among 60 countries in this year’s Climate Change Performance Index 2022 issued by Germanwatch, CAN International and the NewClimate Institute. The index evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 60 countries and the European Union. The EU Has slipped six places in the rankings since the…

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  • Net zero modelling to be released in the next fortnight, Scott Morrison says

    Climate modelling underpinning Australia’s path to net-zero emissions by 2050 will be released before parliament resumes later in the month, according to the prime minister. Scott Morrison said the long-awaited modelling would be unveiled before MPs return to Canberra for the next sitting session, which begins on 22 November. “(The modelling will be released) before…

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  • ‘Fighting’ for turtles. A story of conservation from the Mediterranean

    As the last sea turtle nests are about to hatch along the Mediterranean coastline, a tribute to those working on the beaches seems only fair. Hatchlings do have their guardian angels in those who carry out beach patrols, monitor nests, run conservation programs, coordinate volunteers, report violations and do so much more to safeguard the…

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  • How Australia can fast-track emissions reductions

    At the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow last week, more than 40 countries pledged to phase out coal-fired power. Some were big coal-using countries such as Poland, Canada and Vietnam – however Australia was not among them. Australia was similarly absent for a methane reduction pledge. Achieving the Paris Agreement — limiting global warming…

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