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Stormy Weather Forecast for Greece as August Exodus Peaks

Instable weather with heavy rain and storms will affect northern and central Greece from early Friday, August 12, to Monday, August 15.

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

Almost 30 percent 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...

Temperatures Predicted for 2050 Are Happening Now

Record-high temperatures not predicted to hit England and France until 2050 are happening now, as Europe's latest heatwave continues to scorch the continent and shatter long-range weather models. Both countries have reported high temperatures above 40° Celsius—104° Fahrenheit—and higher...

Heatwave Sweeps Across Europe as Wildfires Rage

A record-high temperature of 41° Celsius—105.8° Fahrenheit—predicted in England on Monday is part of a heatwave across Europe that has sparked devastating wildfires and prompted evacuations. The intense heat has led to deadly wildfires in Portugal, where at least 238...

Helicopter Battling Wildfire in Samos Crashes in Sea; 3 Found, 1 Missing

UPDATED: Rescue crews found three people whose helicopter crashed into the sea off the island of Samos on Wednesday afternoon as they battled a wildfire. A fourth person was still missing. Two of the passengers were taken to the hospital...

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...

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...