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Weather Extremes, Rail Disaster, and a Migrant Tragedy: Greece in 2023

Weather extremes including heatwaves, wildfires, and floods as well as the rail disaster at Tempi have defined 2023 in Greece. However, there was also some good news including the improvement in relations with Turkey and the resurgence of the Greek...

Flooded Village in Thessaly, Greece to be Relocated

The village of Metamorfosi in Thessaly, central Greece that was flooded in September is to be relocated to a new community on higher grounds PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Friday. Residents of the small Greek farming village have already voted...

Climate Crisis Costing $16M an Hour in Extreme Weather Damage

The impact of the climate crisis, as caused by extreme weather events, has incurred a cost of sixteen million dollars per hour over the course of the past two decades, according to a recent estimate. These extreme events, including storms,...

EU Agriculture Commissioner Assesses Flood-Affected Regions in Greece

The EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development traveled to Greece to meet farmers in the areas affected by recent flood damage.

Floods Reveal New Structure at Ancient Greek City in Libya

Floods that killed thousands in Libya also inundated parts of Cyrene, the ancient Greek city and the region's sole UNESCO-listed site threatening the monuments with collapse, archaeologists warn. At the same time, however, the floods revealed new structures. The Libyan...

Central Greece Flooded Again Following Storm Elias

Parts of Central Greece have been flooded for a second time in less than a month as Storm Elias batters the country with torrential rain and thunderstorms. The worst affected areas are the city of Volos in Thessaly and Northern...

Floods Hit Evia, Greece Following Storm ‘Elias’

The northern part of the island of Evia, Greece was hit by floods on Wednesday following torrential rains brought on by the weather system Elias. More than 40 homes in the town of Rovies on the island's northwest coast have...

Greece on High Alert as New Storms Approach

A meeting to prepare for a new wave of stormy weather in Greece took place at the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry on Sunday afternoon. All relevant ministries, local government authorities, security forces, and representatives of the National Meteorological...

Herd of Sheep Eat 100kg of Cannabis in Greece

A herd of sheep grazing in the semi-flooded plain of Thessaly, Greece "invaded" a greenhouse that cultivated medicinal cannabis and ate around a hundred kilograms, reports say. The incident happened near the town of in Almyros in Magnesia TheNewspaper.gr website...

FIve Members of the Greek Rescue Team Killed in Libya

Five members of a Greek rescue team en route to the flood-ravaged city of Derna, Libya were killed in a road accident on Sunday, authorities in Athens confirmed on Monday. A bus carrying 19 Greek rescue workers collided with a...