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1. Construction materials up by 21.81% in May 2022

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/construction-materials-up-by-21-81-in-may-2022

The Price Index of Construction Materials went up by 21.81% in May 2022 compared to the corresponding month of 2021, and continued the upward trend that follows since January 2021....

2. Downed Russian fighter jets being found with basic GPS 'taped to the dashboards'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/downed-russian-fighter-jets-being-found-with-basic-gps-taped-to-the-dashboards

Wrecked Russian fighter jets are being found with rudimentary GPS receivers "taped to the dashboards" in Ukraine because their inbuilt navigation systems are so bad, the UK defense minister said....

3. Turn seawater into drinking water with the push of a button

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/turn-seawater-into-drinking-water-with-the-push-of-a-button

MIT researchers have developed a portable desalination unit, weighing less than 10 kilograms, that can remove particles and salts to generate drinking water....

4. Plastic waste could be a thing of the past thanks to a new enzyme

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/plastic-waste-could-be-a-thing-of-the-past-thanks-to-a-new-enzyme

Plastic waste dumped in landfills could be cleared sooner than expected after engineers developed an enzyme that can break it down in just a few hours....

5. Cypriot journalist in Ukraine probes vigilante punishment

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-journalist-in-ukraine-probes-vigilante-punishment

Images and videos of people tied up to poles throughout Ukraine have been dividing public opinion for many years, but a Cypriot journalist outside Irpin who took a photo of a man with his buttocks exposed raised questions over vigilante justice...

6. Dead fetus found in Nicosia public toilets

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dead-fetus-found-in-nicosia-public-toilets

A dead fetus was found in a public toilet in downtown Nicosia over the weekend, with police trying to ascertain the identity of the mother and other details surrounding the incident...

7. Study: Microplastics found in human blood for the first time

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/study-microplastics-found-in-human-blood-for-the-first-time

Microplastics – tiny pieces of plastic less than 0.2 of an inch (5mm) in diameter – have been found in human blood for the first time....

8. COVID face masks are a ticking plastic bomb

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/covid-face-masks-are-a-ticking-plastic-bomb

Every minute of the day we throw away 3 million face masks. Many end up as potentially toxic micro- and nanoplastic or carriers for other toxicants in the environment, researchers warn....

9. Cyprus produced 543,000 tons of solid waste in 2020

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-produced-543-000-tons-of-solid-waste-in-2020

Today, March 18, marks World Recycling Day. It is the day when people around the world raise awareness on the importance of recycling and reuse, which are key to converting waste into resources for a circular economy....

10. Five female-run businesses using design to create a waste-free world

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/five-female-run-businesses-using-design-to-create-a-waste-free-world

From ‘collaborating’ with bacteria to make material for trainers, to ‘unplastic’ made from brewery waste, these female-founded businesses enlist the power of creativity to do away with waste....

11. MIT researchers create new material as strong as steel and light as plastic

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/mit-researchers-create-new-material-as-strong-as-steel-and-light-as-plastic

MIT researchers have developed a new material that's as strong as steel but as light as plastic....

12. Shoes Made From Coffee Grounds and Recycled Plastic Bottles Are Not Only Waterproof But Super Comfy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/shoes-made-from-coffee-grounds-and-recycled-plastic-bottles-are-not-only-waterproof-but-super-comfy

Your morning coffee could be used to make a pair of sneakers, a Finnish startup reveals. Rens makes new kicks from old coffee, cutting back on waste in terms of space in landfills and methane emissions....

13. Plastics clampdown is key to climate change fight, EU environment chief says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/plastics-clampdown-is-key-to-climate-change-fight-eu-environment-chief-says

Progressive reduction of fossil fuel-based plastics is crucial to tackling climate change, the EU’s top environmental official said, ahead of a United Nations meeting to launch talks on a world-first treaty to combat plastic pollution....

14. Price Index of Construction Materials increases by 17.1% in December 2021

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/price-index-of-construction-materials-increases-by-17-1-in-december-2021

The Price Index of Construction Materials had a 17.1% increase in December 2021, compared to December 2020, reaching 119.66 units (base year 2015=100), according to data by the Statistical Service of Cyprus....

15. Mediterranean ‘drowning’ in 3,760 tonnes of plastics

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mediterranean-‘drowning-in-3-760-tonnes-of-plastics

The Mediterranean is ‘drowning’ with about 3,760 metric tonnes of plastic from its shores and surface to its bottom, according to a new Greek scientific study....

16. Prices of construction materials up by 17.87% in November

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/prices-of-construction-materials-up-by-17-87-in-november

The Price Index of Construction Materials for November 2021 recorded an increase of 17.87% compared to the same month of the previous year, according to data released Friday by the Statistical Service of Cyprus....

17. Greenpeace: Greek gas hunt an ‘unbearable’ threat to whales

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greenpeace-greek-gas-hunt-an-‘unbearable-threat-to-whales

Greenpeace on Wednesday renewed calls against proposed deep-sea oil and gas exploration off southwest Greece, warning of “unbearable” consequences to endangered Mediterranean whales and dolphins....

18. Pope calls migrant crisis 'shipwreck of civilisation'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pope-calls-migrant-crisis-shipwreck-of-civilisation

Pope Francis condemned the exploitation of migrants for political purposes on Sunday during a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, branding the global indifference to their plight the 'shipwreck of civilisation'...

19. Divers discovered a horrifying 26-foot sea worm that only comes out at night

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/divers-discovered-a-horrifying-26-foot-sea-worm-that-only-comes-out-at-night

Divers off the coast of New Zealand came face to face with a giant sea worm that was almost 30-foot long....

20. Some 66,000 plastic bottles, bags, straws and wrappers contaminate our beaches in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/some-66-000-plastic-bottles-bags-straws-and-wrappers-contaminate-our-beaches-in-cyprus

Cyprus has 69 Blue Flag beaches and this makes the need to protect our coastline even more urgent....

21. COVID vaccine in a patch

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/covid-vaccine-in-a-patch

22. Cops bust marijuana grow in Limassol

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cops-bust-marijuana-grow-in-limassol

Three persons in Limassol have been arrested following a raid at an abandoned shop where drug squad officers uncovered an elaborate grow operation of illegal marijuana...

23. Your vanilla ice cream may be made from plastic bottles

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/your-vanilla-ice-cream-may-be-made-from-plastic-bottles

Vanillin, the compound that carries most of the smell and taste of vanilla, can be extracted naturally from vanilla beans or made synthetically....

24. 'Excuse me...do you have any Grey Poupon?'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/excuse-me-do-you-have-any-grey-poupon

For those of you old enough to remember the Grey Poupon mustard commercials, Rolls Royce became synonymous with luxurious elegant picnics in the countryside,...

25. Consumers warned of potential allergen in pork meatballs

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/consumers-warned-of-potential-allergen-in-pork-meatballs

Consumers are being warned of a potential allergen in pork meatballs that are being sold at Foodsaver....

26. American couple arrested at Athens airport with antiquities

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/american-couple-arrested-at-athens-airport-with-antiquities

Two American nationals were arrested at Athens’ international airport on Monday after fragments of ancient vessels and other objects were discovered in their luggage....

27. Shocking details emerge after pushback in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/shocking-details-emerge-after-pushback-in-cyprus

More shocking details have emerged about a Syrian refugee’s ordeal in Cyprus, with police saying they were unaware last month they were separating a pregnant woman from her family during a pushback while some members of a House committee told a different story...

28. Puppies covered in tar dumped in Paphos

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/puppies-covered-in-tar-dumped-in-paphos

A volunteer rescue team has been treating two dogs covered in tar inside garbage bags in Paphos, with the town’s mayor vowing to investigate after reports suggested the municipality name was printed on the inside of the plastic heavy duty sacks...

29. Video pulled after critics said it was sexist

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/video-pulled-after-critics-said-it-was-sexist

Tourism officials in the Republic of Cyprus have pulled a video from their playlist on social media, after critics said the clip as part of a campaign to keep the country clean was 'sexist' and failed to get the message across...

30. Wanted man caught with girlfriend in north

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/wanted-man-caught-with-girlfriend-in-north

A Greek Cypriot man wanted by police in connection with drug related offences has been arrested by Turkish Cypriot authorities, with reports in the north saying his girlfriend was also apprehended...

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