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Athens

Capital city of Greece

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Helene Colliopoulou
August 18, 2021
phys.org
As devastating wildfires ravage Greece, experts say the blazes cast a harsh light on the failure to prepare against and contain them, threatening irreversible damage to the country's rich biodiversity.
Elena Becatoros
August 16, 2021
phys.org
More wildfires broke out Monday in hard-hit Greece, with two blazes fanned by strong winds triggering evacuation alerts for villages southeast and northwest of the Greek capital.
Yannick Pasquet
August 12, 2021
phys.org
Hundreds of firefighters battled Thursday to contain new flare-ups in wildfire-ravaged areas of Greece, where summer infernos have caused what the prime minister described as the country's "greatest ecological disaster in decades".
David Moye
August 10, 2021
HuffPost
In some places, temperatures have soared to 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and ELENA BECATOROS
August 10, 2021
AP NEWS
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- As Greece's massive wildfires were being largely tamed Tuesday, the country's civil protection chief defended the firefighting efforts, saying every resource was thrown into the battle against what he described as the fire service's biggest-ever challenge.
Helena Smith in Athens, Jennifer Rankin in Brussels, Angela Giuffrida in Rome and Jon Henley in Paris
August 10, 2021
the Guardian
Week of blazes forces evacuations and brings devastating scale of destruction to large areas of southern Europe
BBC News
August 9, 2021
BBC News
Hundreds on the island of Evia flee to safety by sea as a record heatwave triggers devastating fires.
August 8, 2021
International Business Times UK
Many villages had only been saved because young people had ignored evacuation orders and stayed on to keep the fires away from their homes, he added.
August 7, 2021
NDTV.com
Hundreds of firefighters fought fires that have devoured record numbers of woodlands in Greece on Saturday and left hundreds of families homeless, but heavy rains brought respite to hard-hit Turkey.
Helena Smith
August 7, 2021
the Guardian
Athens is a city under siege. On the ground there are tales of heroism and fear for the future
Associated Press
August 6, 2021
the Guardian
Protracted heatwave continues as flames threaten populated areas, electricity installations and historic sites
Ciara Nugent
August 5, 2021
Time
Photos of the many countries across the northern hemisphere this summer experiencing the worst wildfires in years of recorded history.
Will Vassilopoulos
August 5, 2021
phys.org
"It's a very sad moment," said a villager in Evia who had to evacuate as a violent fire ravages the Greek island, one of dozens of blazes that have torn through the country this week in the worst heatwave in over three decades.
Agence France-Presse
August 5, 2021
the Guardian
Villages on Evia are evacuated as blaze rages across the island, and fires also threaten suburbs of Athens and historic Olympia
Science X staff
August 4, 2021
phys.org
Greek firefighters said Wednesday that they hope to bring a forest fire blazing near Athens under control "in the coming hours".
Science X staff
August 3, 2021
phys.org
Hundreds of firefighters, water-bombing planes and helicopters battled forest fires near Athens on Tuesday that saw villages evacuated and part of a major motorway closed, officials said.
By DEREK GATOPOULOS, Associated Press
July 30, 2021
Chron
ATHENS (AP) - Greek authorities ordered additional fire patrols and infrastructure...
Derek Gatopoulos
July 30, 2021
phys.org
Greek authorities ordered additional fire patrols and infrastructure maintenance inspections Friday as the country grappled with a heat wave fed by hot air from Africa that is expected to last more than a week.
Alexandros Kottis
July 30, 2021
phys.org
In Athens' parliament square, the Evzones parade under their red berets and stifling heat.
Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent
July 23, 2021
the Guardian
Greek capital is first in Europe to create role, which will involve finding new ways to cool the city
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