Tag: Greece

    Why the risk of floods increases exponentially after forest fires
    18 Aug 2021

    After the onset of forest fires, many pray for rain to come, hoping to extinguish the flames. Rains after forest fires, however, are a significant cause for concern, as blazes increase the risk of subsequent flooding exponentially. When fires rip through the landscape, they burn not only countless trees and plants but also their roots, […]

    In Greece, a forest fire destroyed an olive tree that was 2.5 thousand years old
    15 Aug 2021

    Forest fires on the Greek island of Euboea destroyed an ancient olive tree that was 2,500 years old, Greek Reporter states. The tree was so large that the diameter of the trunk could accommodate ten people. It was still bearing fruit. Now only charred fragments of the historical plant remain. A photo of a burned […]

    Greece burning: “unprecedented natural disaster”
    12 Aug 2021

    Greece will send €500 million to help residents of the Attica region and the island of Evia (Euboea), who lost their homes and property during large-scale fires this week. In a televised address on July 8, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced additional funds to money from the EU Reconstruction Fund, which will go directly to […]

    Greece burning: wildfires spread, causing mass evacuations
    09 Aug 2021

    Thousands of tourists and residents have been evacuated from towns north of the Greek capital, Athens, as wildfires spread across the country. Strong winds and high temperatures make it difficult to control the blazes, which have killed at least two people, including a firefighter. Vast clouds of smoke and ash near Athens have meant some […]