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Snowy Odyssey for Trapped Railway Passengers in Greece

The trip from Athens to Thessaloniki for 300 railway passengers turned into an unexpected Odyssey after they became trapped inside the train for 17 hours amidst freezing temperatures and the blinding snowstorm that has gripped the country. The Hellenic Railways...

North Pole Experiences Dramatic Increase in Lightning

The northernmost Arctic experienced a steep increase in lightning throughout the course of 2021. Scientists say that the extreme weather at the North Pole is a clear consequence of climate change. The environmental monitoring company Vaisala detected 7,278 lightning strikes...

Woman Dies in Greece After Severe Weather Event

A rescue team recovered the body of a missing woman in northern Greece on Sunday. The woman was driving in her car when she got caught amidst the rushing waters of the Zliana stream in Katerini, Macedonia. Her body was...

Extreme Weather Phenomena in Greece “Become More Intense”

Greece has seen extreme weather phenomena for the past 30 to 40 years, but their duration and intensity was nothing like what we are seeing today as part of climate change, weather expert and emeritus professor at the University...

Almost 30% of All Tree Species in the Wild are Facing Extinction

Almost 30% of tree species in the wild are facing extinction, according to a report published by the Botanic Gardens Conservation International. The group's report, entitled "the State of the World's Trees," concluded that 17,510 out of Earth's 58,497 documented...

Greece Braces for Worst Heatwave in Years; Emergency Measures Announced

Greece is preparing for one of the worst heatwaves in history, and the authorities are ramping up their efforts to address potential disruptions.

Snow, Sandstorm Hit Greece in a Single Day (photos)

The weather split Greece into two halves on Thursday as the north experienced heavy snowfall, whereas a sandstorm and mini-heatwave hit the south and in particular the island of Crete. The contrast in the weather was predicted by a Greek...

Venetian Port of Chania Disappears Under the Waves (Photos)

Violent waves hit this morning on the Venetian port of Chania, on the Greek island of Crete, creating these surreal images in this tranquil harbor of the Mediterranean. Intense gusts of wind and heavy rain battered the northern city of...

Summer Temperatures in Greece to Rise by 3 Degrees Celsius in the Future

Summer temperatures in Greece will rise by 3 degrees Celsius in the future, failing to reach the annual goals of the Paris Conference in 2015, a new climate study says. The study conducted by the Bank of Greece and the...

Extreme Weather: Destructive Tornado Blows Through Xanthi [pics]

A tornado whizzed through Xanthi, a city in Thrace, northeast Greece, spreading panic and destruction in its path early on Tuesday. The extreme weather phenomenon came in the wake of three earlier tornadoes that had swept through the plains...