Public Protests Greek Government as Fires Threaten World Heritage Sites

Public Protests Greek Government as Fires Threaten World Heritage Sites

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Nearly 600 wildfires are burning across Greece as the nation faces one of its worst heatwaves in decades. Wildlife and ancient cultural heritage sites find themselves directly in the path of the flames while citizens are fiercely protesting the government’s handling of the fires. Officials say they have done “everything that was humanly […]

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The Mediterranean, A Wildfire Hotspot

The Mediterranean, A Wildfire Hotspot

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Fueled by drought and scorching temperatures, the Mediterranean area is now regarded as a “wildfire hotspot,” according to European Union scientists. Turkey is experiencing its most intense fires on record, where 11 fires in six provinces still are burning out of control. Yesterday, one fire spread into a coal-fired […]

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