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Greek Summer Temperatures Up By 4 Degrees Celsius in Past Century

Greece’s average temperatures during the summer months have risen by more than four degrees Celsius in a period of 100 years, according to Professor of Geology Christos Zerefos, head of the Research Center for Atmospheric Physics & Climatology of...

Drought-Hit Cretan Farmers Braced for 40% Loss of 2018's Crop

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo As reported earlier this year by Greek Reporter, the island of Crete has been suffering from a difficult drought. In April, the island had only seen only 3.8 billion cubic meters of rainwater since September 2017. This insufficient amount causes...

Mykonos 'Could Declare Emergency' Over Water Shortage

Mykonos is facing the risk of being left without enough water in the summer and residents of the Greek island could even find themselves declaring a state of emergency, according to local reports. Increased tourist traffic as well as a...

Crete Braces for Drought Year

A meeting that took place in Chania, Crete addressed the extensive drοught the island is suffering from and expressed concern over the lack of water in the summer season. The head of the Department of Water of the Decentralized Administration...

New Study Warns Greece of Impending Droughts, Heatwaves

Athens will be the worst affected of all European capitals from future droughts and heatwaves according to a new scientific study. Researchers at Newcastle University used all the available climate models (based on three scenarios) to predict how weather patterns...

Ioannina Lake Levels Subside by One Meter, Due to Drought

Despite what the new White House occupant appears to believe, climate change is very real and it's already hitting Greece: The gorgeous Ioannina lake water level has subsided by one meter this summer, due to continuous drought. The springs from...

Mykonos Faces Drought Risk this Summer

The popular Greek island of Mykonos faces a serious drought risk this summer unless immediate measures are taken to avert water shortages, local sources report. The water level at the island's main reservoir is exceptionally low and local officials say...