Thessaloniki struggles to promote awareness of environmental initiatives

Story by Gwendolyn Schanker · THESSALONIKI, Greece – Large plastic blue bins dot the streets of Thessaloniki, intended for citizens to dispose of their plastic, paper and aluminum. The ubiquitous – and often chock-full – receptacles signify rising awareness of recycling initiatives, but Greece still has a long way to go in embracing environmental awareness. The EU…

Bee deaths from pesticides threaten nation’s honey and beekeepers

Story by Alexa LaVersa · THESSALONIKI, Greece – Bees swarm around Evropi-Sofia Dalampira as she walks along Anel Honey Park’s on-site honeybee colonies next to beekeeper Kostas Boudouths, who is checking his hives. She was leading a tour group of kindergarteners through the park, showing the kids how bees gather nectar and pollinate plants. This kind…