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07/09/21
« on: Tuesday, 07 September, 2021 @ 01:41:36 »
Seven new coronavirus cases confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY.

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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 07 September, 2021 @ 12:50:23 »
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Baby gecko hitches 2,500 mile ride from Crete to Greater Manchester

A baby gecko has traveled two and a half thousand miles from Crete to Manchester, after hitching a ride in someone's suitcase.

The Mediterranean house gecko was found by Victoria Naylor when she returned to her home in Altrincham.

Ms Naylor spotted something moving in her case the day after her return on August 25, and two days later the gecko was spotted by her children climbing up a wall in their house.

The creatures cannot be returned to their native countries and must be rehomed to specialist keepers, zoos and wildlife parks who are able to look after them.

Geckos, like other reptiles, have specific needs including controlled temperature, lighting and humidity, and would be very unlikely to survive UK temperatures at this time of year.
https://planetradio.co.uk/hits-radio/manchester/news/gecko-travels-crete-manchester/

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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 07 September, 2021 @ 12:51:46 »
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'World’s largest lead-acid battery output’ planned in Greece

Manufacturer Sunlight plans to invest €30 million to add 1.3 GWh of annual production capacity of lead-acid products by the third quarter of next year. The company will also devote €20 million to expanding its lithium-ion battery assembly lines.
https://www.pv-magazine.com/2021/09/06/worlds-largest-lead-acid-battery-output-planned-in-greece/

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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 07 September, 2021 @ 12:54:35 »
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Climate change: Dragonflies spread north in warming world

Dragonflies are moving northwards across Britain and Ireland as temperatures rise.

More than 40% of species have increased their distribution since 1970, while only about 10% have declined, according to a new report.

Experts from the British Dragonfly Society say it's an indicator of the effects of climate change.

There is concern over the loss of populations of insects due to factors such as pollution and habitat loss.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-58462181

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 07 September, 2021 @ 12:56:54 »
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‘You bloody fool’: Australian talking duck proves birds can imitate speech
The first documented instance of ducks being able to mimic sounds has researchers reviewing the evolution of vocal language learning in birds
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/sep/07/you-bloody-fool-australian-talking-duck-proves-birds-can-imitate-speech

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 07 September, 2021 @ 12:59:26 »
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Budget trains to take on easyJet planes and LNER on East Coast main line
‘Lumo’ will offer almost 400 miles of rail travel between London and Edinburgh for under £15
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/train-london-edinburgh-lumo-lner-b1915341.html

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 07 September, 2021 @ 18:37:46 »
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Razing Vows Undone, Greece Will Legalize Buildings in Forests

As Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he would not allow development in forests that burned in this summer’s wildfires, his government is moving to legalize buildings unlawfully constructed in woodlands.

An online platform is being set up and will begin in mid-September allowing people who built wherever they wanted in forests in violation of alleged laws to stay there, after pledges by successive governments to stop it and raze them.

There won’t be any penalties for seizing public land, including in forests that are supposed to be protected from development but in some places have been  built up.

Instead, those who broke the law and built there can have the residence legalized by showing proof of an online payment of 250 euros ($296.55) with a copy of their ID or passport, and also an engineer’s statement.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/razing_vows_undone_greece_will_legalize_buildings_in_forests

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 07 September, 2021 @ 18:42:34 »
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Greece’s Over-60’s, Vulnerable Will Get COVID-19 Booster Shots

People in Greece over 60 and with compromised immune systems will start getting booster shots against COVID-19 starting in mid-September as antibodies can lower after only a few months.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/greece_s_over_60_s_vulnerable_will_get_covid_19_booster_shots

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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 07 September, 2021 @ 18:45:59 »
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Greece creates climate crisis ministry after huge wildfires

Greece’s center-right government has created a new ministry to address the impact of climate change and named former European Union commissioner Christos Stylianides as minister.

The appointment was announced Monday after a previous candidate, former armed forces chief and defense minister Evangelos Apostolakis, withdrew, citing the lack of promised cross-party consensus for the new post.

As minister of climate crisis and civil protection, Stylianides will head firefighting, disaster relief and policies to adapt to rising temperatures resulting from climate change.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/after-huge-wildfires-greece-creates-climate-crisis-ministry/2021/09/06/