Calamos Supports Greece

Environment

Trophy Hunter who Killed Lions and Elephants is Shot Dead in South Africa

An enthusiastic trophy hunter who slaughtered lions and elephants was shot dead in South Africa on Monday after his truck broke down at Kruger National Park wildlife reserve. The 55-year-old Riaan Naude was gunned down at close range when a...

Wildfire Breaks Out at Porto Germeno West of Athens

A large wildfire broke out at Porto Germeno, a seaside resort west of Athens on Tuesday at noon forcing authorities to evacuate a nearby village. Strong north-westerly winds in the area of the Gulf of Corinth are pushing the fire...

Climate Change: Wildfire Risk Has Grown Everywhere

As climate change makes hot and dry conditions—often termed “fire weather”—more common and severe, vegetation dries out and landscapes become more flammable, pushing up the odds of dangerous wildfires. By Stefan H Doerr, Cristina Santín, John Abatzoglou, Pep Canadell and Matthew William Jones Humans...

Wildfire Threatens Ancient Greek Olive Grove in Amfissa Near Delphi

The Olive Grove of Amfissa, near Delphi, which has been damaged by the wildfire that broke out on Monday near the town of Itea is the largest continuous grove in Greece with over 1.2 million trees whose age has...

Greece’s Top Luxury Resorts Threatened by Wildfires

Two large wildfires are threatening Itea and Kranidi, two of Greece's top luxury resorts on Tuesday. The fire in Itea, a resort town in the southeastern part of Phocis, central Greece which broke out on Monday, is burning uncontrollably. Fanned by...

The Tragic Story of Greece’s Loutraki Landfill Dogs

Loutraki is the site of a devastating scene, a place that houses more than a hundred landfill dogs who are living in deplorable conditions.

Five Remarkable Marine Animals of Greece (And Where to Find Them)

Many remarkable marine animals can be found in the waters of Greece.

EU Firefighters Arrive in Greece for Summer Mission

Greece welcomed on Friday the first contingent of a total of 200 EU firefighters who started their mission to assist the work of their Greek colleagues during the summer firefighting season. The Romanian contingent, which was the first foreign unit...

Geology of Greece: How the Country’s Beautiful Landscape Formed

Greece and its geology are a wonder of nature, a stunning landscape blessed with high mountains, blue seas and over six thousand islands.

Newly Formed ‘Double Crater’ On Moon Puzzles Scientists

NASA announced last week that there is a new “double crater” on the moon, but no country is claiming responsibility for the impact. The double crater is the combination of two craters, both roughly 19.5 yards and 17.5 yards in...

Snakes, Apes and Ferrets: The Ancient Greek Love of Pets

Animals were an important part of life in antiquity, and Ancient Greeks loved their pets. Ancient sources tell us that they kept a wide variety of animals at home, ranging from dogs to snakes. Paintings, writings, and sculptures from ancient...

The Lion’s Den: When Big Cats Roamed the Land in Ancient Greece

Greek scientists believe that a cave near Vravrona, about 40 km (25 miles) east of Athens, was a hideout for lions and panthers which roamed the ancient Greek countryside thousands of years ago. Fossils belonging to small and large mammals,...

Rare Mummified Baby Woolly Mammoth Found in Canada

The mummified remains of a nearly intact baby woolly mammoth were discovered by miners in the Klondike gold fields of Canada’s far north last week. Members of the local Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation named the calf Nun cho ga, which...

Chimpanzee Escaped from Athens Zoo, Shot Dead

A male chimpanzee was shot dead after escaping from its enclosure at the Attica Zoological Park, which is located just outside of Athens, on Saturday. The killing of the animal, as well as the details surrounding its escape from the...

Giant Sunspot Doubles Size in 24 Hours and Points Right at Earth

A huge sunspot that has doubled in size in just 24 hours now faces Earth, threatening to send a solar flare our way. The sunspot known as AR3038 has been growing in size recently, and footage from NASA's Solar Dynamics...