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Urgent Review Called for of Larnaca Park

An urgent review is called for Larnaca’s Pattichion Park due to environmental concerns over proposed development plans. Conservationists demand a special ecological assessment to prevent irreversible harm to the park, which is part of the Natura 2000 network and home to diverse flora and fauna, including migratory birds.

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Pay-As-You-Throw Approach: A Consideration for Household Waste

In a bid to boost recycling rates and curb waste production, Cyprus is pondering the introduction of a PayAsYouThrow (PAYT) waste management system. While aiming to align fees with current costs, concerns arise over potential financial burdens on larger households and the imperative need for a collaborative approach towards a more sustainable future.

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The Lingering Legacy of Amiandos Asbestos Mine

The Amiandos Asbestos Mine in Cyprus, once a bustling hub of mining activity, now stands abandoned, leaving behind a polluted landscape and health issues due to asbestos exposure. Despite state remediation efforts, the site serves as a haunting reminder of the consequences of unchecked industrialization on community wellbeing.

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Urgent Relocation for Pentakomo Waste Management Facility

The Pentakomo waste treatment plant in Cyprus is facing eviction due to failure to produce a viable Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF), management disputes, technological challenges, and lack of buyers for its output. The government is stepping in to find a sustainable solution for waste management and plans to engage a consultant to upgrade the plant and align it with the Municipal Waste Management Plan.

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Urgent Call for Reassessment of Akamas Development Plans

The Cyprus Architects’ Association urgently calls for a reevaluation of construction projects in Akamas, advocating for sustainable development that preserves the area’s ecology. They recommend a unified, transparent plan involving experts to guide development while protecting the region’s natural biodiversity and preventing environmental impacts. The association’s concerns are supported by former scientific advisor Klitos Papastylianou, who warns of dire consequences if action is not taken to address the potential soil erosion and irreversible degradation of habitats. The construction activities in Akamas have been temporarily suspended to address these pressing issues.

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