Showing posts with label islands. Show all posts
Showing posts with label islands. Show all posts

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Recycling program launched to clean migrant waste trail on Greek island

The huge "mountains" of life jackets and dinghies left behind by thousands of refugees on the beaches of the Greek island of Lesvos over the past year bring hope and possible job opportunities for recession-hit locals as authorities have launched a recycling program this spring to protect the environment and generate revenues.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

China landslide: Many missing after buildings collapse in Shenzhen

Dozens of people are missing after a landslide engulfed 22 buildings at an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Turkish tourists support tourism in Greek islands – No cancellations

“Tourism in the islands remains ‘standing’ thanks to the Turks” is the title of the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet, which makes a reference to cancellations of tourist bookings to the Greek Islands but not from Turkey.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Greece hopes to become Chinese tourists' number one destination in Europe

A senior Greek official said on Wednesday that she wants her country to become Chinese tourists' number one destination in Europe after the Chinese tourist arrivals in Greece increased by 70 percent in 2014.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Climate change ‘threatens self-determination’ of citizens in island States, UN rights council told

UN, 6 March 2015 – In the United Nations Human Rights Council today, senior UN officials joined high-level delegates from Pacific Island States that are on the frontline of the global battle against sea-level rise to examine the potentially devastating impact of climate change on human rights.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Turkish ship that ran aground in Aegean Sea may cause ‘catastrophe’

A Turkish cargo ship that ran aground off the Greek island of Mykonos may lead to an “environmental catastrophe,” officials have warned.

The vessel, named the Yusuf Çepnioğlu, had been anchored at a port in the western province of Izmir en route to Tunisia. It was abandoned by its crew after it ran into rocks off the coast of Mykonos and began taking in water on March 7. The ship was carrying 200 tons of fuel.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Turkish container ship runs aground off Greek island of Mykonos. -Marine pollution near the shore?

Crew rescued by coastguard after water floods engine room.
Fourteen sailors had to be rescued after a Turkish cargo ship ran aground near the Greek island of Mykonos on Friday night.
The 6,928-deadweight tonne container ship, the 'Yusuf Cepnioglu', had been anchored at a port in the western Turkish city of Izmir [Σμύρνη] en route to Tunisia.
The ship, with 14 personnel aboard, ran aground on the northwestern shore of Mykonos at 03:30 GMT on Friday night.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Japan hopes to expand its territorial waters /Erupting island rises south of Tokyo (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Japanese government hopes to expand its territorial waters as a result of the occurrence of a large volcanic formation in the Pacific Ocean, which can later become a full-fledged island.

This was announced today at a press conference in Tokyo by Chief Cabinet Secretary, Esihide Suga.

“If this formation becomes a real island, the area of our territorial waters will increase”, - he said.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Experts say Pakistan quake island unlikely to last. -Professor Shamim Ahmed Shaikh, chairman of the department of geology at Karachi University, said the island would disperse within a couple of months.(2 video)

A small island created in the Arabian Sea by the huge earthquake that hit southwest Pakistan has fascinated locals but experts say it is unlikely to last long.
 GWADAR: A small island of mud and rock created by the huge earthquake that hit southwest Pakistan has fascinated locals but experts -- who found methane gas rising from it -- say it is unlikely to last long.
The 7.7-magnitude quake struck on Tuesday in Baluchistan's remote Awaran district, killing more than 270 people and affecting hundreds of thousands.

Off the coastline near the port of Gwadar, some 400 kilometres (250 miles) from the epicentre, locals were astonished to see the dark grey mass of rock and mud that had emerged from the waves in the Arabian Sea.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mykonos: A refreshing cocktail of contrasts

Paraportiani, Hora, Mykonos. (Wikipedia/Bernard Gagnon)
MYKONOS, Greece: Mykonos is nobody’s secret – for almost half a century the Greek island has been honing its cosmopolitan welcome, luring celebrities, tour groups, families and backpackers alike to its warm but refreshingly breezy shores.
Yet, while thronged annually by a million tourists of every ilk, this 85-square-kilometer arid granite rock in the Aegean Sea is overlaid with a quaint, undisturbed charm.
Blue-trimmed, whitewashed buildings restricted from rising higher than two-stories stud hillsides divided into plots by dry stone walls. Narrow country roads twist across the landscape before winding down to sheltered coves. Small white churches, some 900 of them, scattered across the terrain speak of homey, island traditions.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Τσουνάμι απειλεί τη Χάβάη (live)/ Basically this tsunami is pointed right at us (Gerard Fryer)/Tsunami warning downgraded to advisory; coastal evacuees can return home

Tsunami warning downgraded to advisory; coastal evacuees can return home .....Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL  

  • [1] Hawaii in path of tsunami after 7.7 earthquake strikes western Canada(online)

  • [2] Das Erdbeben erreichte nach Angaben der US-Erdbebenwarte USGS eine Stärke von 7,7.  

    [3] Tsunami Warning for Hawaii After Canada Quake

Τσουνάμι απειλεί τη Χάβάη μετά το σεισμό στον Καναδά

Προς τη Χαβάη κατευθύνεται το τσουνάμι που προκάλεσε ο σεισμός των 7,7 βαθμών της κλίμακας Ρίχτερ, στ’ ανοικτά της δυτικής ακτής του Καναδά, ανακοίνωσε το Κέντρο Προειδοποίησης για τσουνάμι στον Ειρηνικό.

Οι κάτοικοι κλήθηκαν να εγκαταλείψουν τις παράκτιες περιοχές, ενώ σειρήνες ηχούν σε όλα τα νησιά της Χαβάης.

Αξιωματούχοι του Κέντρου Προειδοποίησης για Τσουνάμι δήλωσαν ότι αναμένονται κύματα ύψους από ένα ως δύο μέτρα.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

41 Places To See Before You Die (Part I) | Bored Panda

Santorini is perhaps the most fascinating and most talked about island of Greece in the Aegean. Only the name of the island is enough to unfold in mind pleasurable connotations, volcanic landscape, gray and red beaches, dazzling white houses, terraces with panoramic sea views , stunning sunsets, wild fun. All this, together with remnants of lost civilizations discovered in the volcanic ash justify the epithets with which visitors identify Santorini and fairly is called, magical, indescribable, astonishing........... [3]
41 Places To See Before You Die (Part I) | Bored Panda

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