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Constantine Alexander
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Konstantinos Alexandros Mentzelopoulos
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Constantine Alexander, who is Executive Chairman of the Balkan Economic Forum, began his investment banking career in California as a Merrill Lynch Financial Consultant and thereafter became Managing Director of H. J. Meyers & Co. Inc., Member of the New York Stock Exchange, until 1991 when he returned to his native Europe where he served as a consultant to the Commission of the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. Thereafter, he served as an economic development consultant to members of the European agricultural industry as well as Hellenic Municipalities. His civic activities include community service as Founder and Director of the Council of European-American Chambers of Commerce; President of the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce in California; Board of Directors Member of the Los Angeles Axios Foundation; and Co-Founder and Advisory Committee Member of the Los Angeles Rainbow PUSH Coalition. In 2013, he was selected as a member of Vice President Al Gore's Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps. His articles and photographs have been published in nine countries, and he has been interviewed by television and radio journalists from six countries. His conference speaking engagements include those organized by the European Commission, UNEP, Mugla University and the Mugla Chamber of Commerce in Turkey, Washington State University and the National Administration School in Greece. Constantine is a citizen of Greece and the United States.

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The Tilos Park Association received the 2009 European Nature Heritage Fund Award for Environmental Excellence, previous recipients of which include His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Mikhail Gorbachev and Nelson Mandela. In 2007, as a result of exemplary environmental management of an EU Special Protection Area, Constantine Alexander was appointed by the European Commission as a Goodwill Natura 2000 Ambassador for the EU Natura 2000 Networking Programme representing the EU’s 27,221 Natura sites that cover nearly one fifth of the EU territorial landmass.
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Carmel-by-the-Sea - San Francisco - Hollywood Hills - Benodet - Brugge - Brussels - Athens - Tilos - Andros - Noank - Pullman

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MODIS true-colour satellite image showing linear cloud patterns known as 'cloud streets' over the Greenland and Iceland Seas. These clouds are a signature of the transfer of heat and moisture that warms the atmosphere and cools the ocean resulting in a convective overturning of the water column, a process that...
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Warming oceanographic conditions and fishing pressure are driving nesting seabirds away from their ancestral breeding ground in Mexico into California harbors. This is a partial view of healthy Elegant Tern nesting colony in Isla Rasa, in the Midriff Island Region of the Gulf of California in 2011. Credit: E. Velarde....
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By Science for Environment Policy Natura 2000 sites may not be adequately protected in Eastern Europe, according to a recent publication. Researchers in the Czech Republic found that, despite being designated as a Natura 2000 site, environmentally damaging activities continued in the Šumava National Park. They recommend that good environmental...
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This is a male (larger crab) and female Yeti Crab Kiwa tyleri at Antarctic hydrothermal vents. Credit: University of Southampton. The first species of Yeti Crab from hydrothermal vent systems of the East Scotia Ridge in the Southern Ocean, Antarctica, has been described by a team of British scientists. The...
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This is a Floreana mockingbird, Champion island, Galápagos. Mockingbirds are still diversifying on the Galápagos islands. Credit: Ruben Heleno. The evolution of birds on the Galápagos Islands, the cradle of Darwin's theory of evolution, is a two-speed process. Most bird species are still diversifying, while the famous Darwin's finches have...
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Uplift in the Santa María island as a result of the Maule earthquake in 2010. The island experienced a sudden uplift about 2 meters during the earthquake. Photo: M. Moreno, GFZ. The island Isla Santa María in the south of central Chile is the document of a complete seismic cycle....
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University of Georgia researchers look at ways to protect biodiversity, untouched lands. On the Appalachian Trail in the State of Georgia. Despite heavy development, the U.S. still has millions of acres of pristine wild lands. Coveted for their beauty, these wilderness areas draw innumerable outdoor enthusiasts eager for a taste...
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New study explains previous observations of ocean water flowing through the seafloor from one seamount to another. Studies by Andrew Fisher and colleagues have shown that seamounts provide conduits through which enormous quantities of water flow between the ocean and the rocks beneath the seafloor. Courtesy of Nicolle Rager. Vast...
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By Science for Environment Policy Supplementing declining salmon populations with fish from other, genetically distinct populations may not be the best method of conservation, according to a recent study. The researchers found that for certain salmon populations in France such introductions resulted in offspring with lower body weight and length,...
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New coral pigments could have use in biomedical imaging applications. This image shows the fluorescence of corals commonly found in mesophotic reefs of the Red Sea. Credit: Professor Jörg Wiedenmann. Glowing corals that display a surprising array of colours have been discovered in the deep water reefs of the Red...
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Kiel marine scientists publish new data on greenhouse gas emissions. View over the tropical Southeast Pacific from the research vessel METEOR. As new data show the region is a strong source of natural nitrous oxide. Credit: Kerstin Nachtigall, GEOMAR Originally it became famous as an anesthetic gas used by dentists....
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LIFEnews spoke recently to the European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, about the LIFE programme and its impact. European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella. Question: The European Environment Agency's State and Outlook 2015 Report (SOER 2015) was very complimentary about...
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16 February 2015. I am pleased to announce that in less than three months following the Balkan Economic Forum establishment on November 26,

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Concern that warming climate is responsible for gathering of about 35,000 walrus in north-west Alaska

George Osborne: Burying the good news of the green economy
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As the government scraps its green economy statistics, the chancellor lauds hi-tech industries of the future but then puts fracking first

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Manatees may soon lose endangered species status after US review
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Showdown over whether marine mammals should retain their 1967 listing in the most protective classification

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A Japanese whaling vessel and its crew were being held in Russia on Friday after the ship entered Russian territorial waters without permiss

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New Zealand Greens and International Whaling Commission say Maui’s dolphins need more protection, but minister disagrees

Gangs raking in thousands from the rising tide of wildlife crime
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Report reveals the extent of poaching and poisoning and calls for tougher sanctions

Cleaner New York waters see surge in whale and shark numbers
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• Humpbacks and great whites abundant off NY and NJ coast • Cleaner waters believed responsible for rise in ocean giants

Eat more meat and save the world: the latest implausible farming miracle
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Allan Savory tells us that increasing livestock can reduce desertification and reverse climate change – but where is the scientific evidence