Wildfire Burns National Park in Greece for Fifth Day
The wildfire at Dadia National Park in Evros stretched into a fifth day on Monday, threatening more destruction at the 43,000-hectare (106,000-acre) preserve. The park is considered one of the most important protected areas in Greece, Europe, and the...
Mount Penteli Wildfire, Near Athens Burned 6,800 Acres
Last week's massive wildfire that started in densely-forested Mount Penteli just outside of Athens burned over 2,750 hectares or about 6,800 acres. New damage totals are in from the blaze, which took hundreds of firefighters two days to contain and...
Greece Under Fire on Anniversary of Mati Disaster
At least four large fires are cutting a path of destruction across Greece on Saturday, burning homes and businesses, forcing evacuations, pushing into beach resorts, and scorching protected forests and parks. Strong winds and temperatures in the mid-30s Celsius (mid-90s...
Wildfire at Greek National Park in Evros Scorches Protected Area
Firefighters on Saturday continued to battle a wildfire at Dadia–Lefkimi–Soufli Forest National Park in Evros that had burned 800 hectares of forest, nearly 2,000 acres, by Friday night. The protected area, home to dozens of animals and four hundred plant...
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...
Greek PM Speaks on Fires and Impact of Climate Change on Greece
Greece's PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke at a press conference about the impact that climate change has had on the country's wildfires.
Greece Commends its Firefighters: “We Fought a Great Battle”
As Greece's firefighters continue their battle to subdue the wildfires ravaging the country, the nation's civil protection chief Nikos Hardalias has praised their firefighting response thus far, noting that all available resources were used in their effort to contain...
Prime Minister Apologizes for Greece’s Failures in Battling Fires
Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis apologizes “for any weaknesses” in the country's efforts to contain and stop the recent wildfires.
2,500-Year-Old Ancient Olive Tree Burned Down in Evia Fires in Greece
A 2,500 year old ancient olive tree on the island of Evia was destroyed today in the ongoing wildfires consuming the region. The ancient tree was located in the olive grove of Rovia, and was such an enduring symbol...
Greek PM Vows to Re-forest Greece After the Fires
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Twitter that Greece will re-forest the land destroyed by the fires taking place across Greece. Mitsotakis said in his post that "all burned areas will be considered re-forestable. We will change the way...
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