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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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The body plan of octopuses is nothing if not unique, with a sophisticated brain in a soft, bilaterally symmetrical body, encircled by eight radially symmetrical and incredibly flexible arms. Now, researchers reporting the first detailed kinematic analysis of octopus arm coordination in crawling show that the animals have a unique...
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Even as radioactivity diminishes near the site of the 2011 nuclear disaster, negative effects on birds strengthen. This is the time of year when birds come out and really spread their wings, but since a disastrous day just before spring's arrival four years ago, Japan's Fukushima province has not been...
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Online seminars open new window on deep-sea coral and sponge habitats. Several species of deep-sea corals form an underwater garden 165 m (540 ft) below the ocean’s surface off the coast of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Photo credit: Alberto Lindner/NOAA Scientists who have spent much of their careers peering out of...
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Region has made progress, but dirty air, polluted water, resource inequality and lack of data still pose problems. Los Angeles, California. Credit: City of Los Angeles UCLA today issued the first comprehensive environmental report card for Los Angeles County. The county's overall performance marks it as an unimpressive C+ student....
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Researchers carried out high-pressure laboratory experiments and simulate physical conditions at Deepwater Horizon’s Macondo well blowout. This is an image of a rupture at the Macondo job site taken at 4,840 feet June 3, 2010. Oil mixed with gas spewed into the Gulf of Mexico. Credit: BP A first-of-its-kind study...
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Rhino horn: The deadly battle for the animal part more valuable than gold http://bbc.in/1yKKh6Y
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Similar diatom species seek out nutrients in different ways. The high diversity of phytoplankton has puzzled biological oceanographers for a long time. There are over 200,000 species of of these tiny marine plants that use sunlight and nutrients to grow and reproduce at the ocean's surface. Courtesy of Samantha DeCuollo,University...
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This ia a field locality in United Arab Emirates. Credit: M.O.Clarkson Changes to the Earth's oceans, caused by extreme volcanic activity, triggered the greatest extinction of all time, a study suggests. The event, which took place 252 million years ago, wiped out more than 90 per cent of marine species...
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In this Brussels Briefing on Environment, leading journalist Sonja van Renssen provides an overview of the latest EU environment and climate policy developments: Tentative deal on ILUC: it seems likely that MEPs will settle for a 7% cap on conventional biofuels in 2020 with the proviso that this also includes...
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Climate change trends in arctic signal big shifts in wildlife habitats for coming decades. Caribou on the Alaska tundra. Credit: Dean Biggins (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) Of the 201 bird and mammal species that call northwest Alaska's arctic and subarctic region their home, 195 of them--or, roughly, 97 percent--could...
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The collaborative research is designed to incorporate the knowledge of recreational anglers into recovery planning for three protected Puget Sound rockfish species. Yelloweye Rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus). Credit: S. Axtell, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. A new study highlights the value of local knowledge in recovering endangered species. The collaborative...
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George Osborne: Burying the good news of the green economy
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Showdown over whether marine mammals should retain their 1967 listing in the most protective classification

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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