Plato's Tree Cut Down For Firewood
Greeks, desperate to find fuel to stay warm because they can't afford heating oil that has been ghit with big tax increases, have been taking to the woods and even city parks to cut down trees and now authorities...
Cheap Bulgarian Firewood a Hot Item in Greece
Greece's economic crisis is making many people change their lifestyle and shopping habits. Now they are turning to neighboring Bulgaria to buy cheap firewood, a report on Greece's imports shows, looking for alternative sources of fuel as taxes have...
Rise in Use of Firewood to Heat Homes Causing Deforestation
The deep economic crisis Greece faces as the recession enters its fourth year, as well as the new fuel taxes introduced by the government, have caused a sharp increase in the price of heating fuel. The arrival of winter, coupled...
What Happened to the Camels of Greece?
Several decades ago, when burning wood was the only means of keeping one's home warm, camels were not an uncommon sight in rural Greece.
What Happened to the Camels in Greece?
Once upon a time, several decades ago, when burning wood was the only means of keeping one's home warm, load-carrying camels were not an uncommon sight in rural Greece. Most of the camels in Greece were found in Thrace, with...
Historic Olive Grove of Corfu under Threat Due to Illegal Logging
Local authority officials and residents of Corfu have raised the alarm over the gradual destruction of the famous olive grove on the island. The grove; that has up to 500 year old olive trees, that is visited by thousands of...
NGOs and the Lucrative Business of the Refugee Crisis in Greece
The refugee crisis has created a lucrative business for several "volunteer" organizations and individuals who operate where masses of refugees and migrants are gathered, selling false hope to the hapless people. According to a Real News newspaper report, dozens of...
Father's Desperate Plea for Heater
A 42 year-old, unemployed father published an advertisement asking for a heating device in order to heat his home. The ad read: "Please, I need a heater. I'm unemployed, I have two children and my house has no heating. I'm...
Olive Trees Make Way For Railroad
The Hellenic Railways Organization (ERGOSE) will sell 17,500 olive trees from olive groves in northern Peloponnese in order to construct the new railway network. The trees are in olive groves which were expropriated along with fields in Korinthia and Achaea,...
Plato's Tree Safe, Replacement Cut Down
Greece's General Directorate of Antiquities said a tree believed cut down for firewood on the ancient site of Plato's Academy was not the same one under which he sat, but a replacement that was put there 36 years ago...
Greeks 'Fell Trees for Warmth' Amid Economic Chill
Rising oil prices and chilly economic times are prompting increasing numbers of Greeks to chop down trees for winter warmth, a group of forest engineers warned Tuesday. Nikos Bokaris, a spokesman for the Panhellenic Union of Forest Engineers, said the...
Greek Crisis-hit Donkeys Immigrate to the UK For a Better Life
Like thousands of his compatriots, Christoforos, was forced to immigrate and move to the UK for a better[...]