Natural environment

Fire at recycling plant pouring noxious gases into Athens's atmosphere

A fire at a privately owned recycling plant in Aspropyrgos, southwest of Athens, covered the Greek capital in smog and the smell of burning plastic for a third day on Tuesday, with authorities saying that it would take at least three to four days to extinguish the blaze completely.

Patra's growing trash woes putting public health at risk

A few days after the government put to public debate its plan to overhaul the country?s waste management, with a greater focus on recycling and a bigger onus on local government, authorities in Patra, in the Peloponnese, have warned that their trash situation risks becoming a ?terrible threat to public health.?

New Zealanders told to get rid of cats to save birds

The government of New Zealand has put a limit to the number of cats people can keep in an effort to limit the country’s high rate of cat ownership. NZ Conservation Minister Maggie Barry wants to restrict the number to two cats per household in an effort to save the endangered flightless Kiwis being attacked by household pats.

Bulgaria's Deputy Agriculture Minister Boasts about Great Interest in Rural Development OP

Bulgaria's Deputy Agriculture Minister Vasil Grudev has reported a great interest in the 2014-2020 edition of the EU operational program Rural Development.

In a Sunday interview for the Bulgarian National Radio Grudev informed that a total of 2400 projects worth BGN 1.1 B had been submitted under the program since April 14.