Bulgarian Crops to Be Preserved in Norway's Noah's Ark

In October, Bulgaria will send the first samples of seed germ plasm of typical Bulgarian crop varieties to the Global Seed Vault in Norway, also known as the Noah's Ark.

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seedbank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about 1,300 kilometres from the North Pole.

Warm winter, rainfall raise West Nile virus concerns

A mild winter and long spells of rain have raised fears of a reappearance of West Nile virus, which claimed 35 lives last summer.

Georgios Konstantos, a public health expert at the Attica Regional Authority in charge of spraying, told Kathimerini that his department started spraying in early April in order to curb mosquito numbers ahead of the summer.

"Welcome to Mesozoic" exhibition opens on April 30

"Welcome to Mesozoic" exhibition opens on April 30

BELGRADE -- The exhibition entitled "Welcome to Mesozoic" will open in the gallery of the Natural History Museum in Belgrade on April 30.

Organizers described the geological era as "a long-gone world and times which still attract the most attention of all the bygone eras".