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Air Quality Sinks as Climate Change Accelerates

According to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the quality of air on earth will likely worsen due to an anticipated rise in frequency, intensity, and duration of heatwaves and wildfires. The WMO report indicates that heatwave...

NATO Firefighting Aircraft Arrive in Greece to Fight Wildfires

NATO sent firefighting aircraft and helicopters to Greece to help the country battle wildfires, the alliance said on Friday. The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) said it is supporting Greece's firefighting efforts for the eleventh consecutive year. "Upon request of...

Fires Shaped the Landscape of Ancient Greece

Fires shaped much of the landscape in ancient Greece, set mostly by invaders in pre-classical times. Fires were also sometimes set by Greeks themselves. According to an article written by L.G. Liacos entitled "Present Studies and History of Burning in...

Wildfire Blazing For Second Day Near Rethymno, Crete

The Hellenic Fire Service had dealt with 51 forest fires in 24 hours by Friday night and kept battling with regional wildfires in Rethymno, Crete, until dawn,

Top Worst Incidents of Climate Change

In recent history, climate change has been at the forefront in contributing to hazards in weather cycles culminating in a multitude of worst incidents to mankind. With the long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns such as hurricanes, droughts and...

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...

Greece’s Top Luxury Resorts Threatened by Wildfires

Two large wildfires are threatening Itea and Kranidi, two of Greece's top luxury resorts on Tuesday. The fire in Itea, a resort town in the southeastern part of Phocis, central Greece which broke out on Monday, is burning uncontrollably. Fanned by...

Floods Follow Catastrophic Fires in Greece’s Evia

The North Evia floods generated by the bad weather system "Athena" caused great destruction as they swept the fire-stricken North Evia

The History — and Future — of Greek Firefighting

The history of Greek firefighting throughout the years and how it may best function in the future is now under scrutiny. Wildfires scorched more acres than have ever been burned before during August. Wednesday in the Greek Parliament, verbal blows...

Pyrophytes: The Plants That Adapt to — And Thrive in — Fires

Found a video that explains that giant sequoias also are like this.... we need to add sequoias to this story