Wind parks approved in charred area

The Eastern Macedonia-Thrace region has approved two new wind parks, with a single mill each, in a place ravaged by Greece’s biggest wildfire, in the Evros district, last August.

Rhodes’ unsung heroes are its future

Armed with smartphones, their own cars and the occasional shovel, Gen Zers and Millennials raced to forests, villages and businesses in an effort to protect, save and support the island of Rhodes.

Copernicus says 3,472 hectares burnt in west Attica so far

The EU’s Copernicus/Emergency Management Service – Mapping service found that the ongoing wildfires in west Attica that started from the settlement of Kouvaras have destroyed 3,472 hectares, of which 164 were built-up areas, houses, businesses, farms etc. 

Two major blazes burn west of Athens

Two major wildfires were burning west of Athens for a second day in a row Tuesday, burning dozens of houses, animals and threatening an oil refinery late at night, authorities said.

Copernicus system activated to map burned areas

Copernicus, the EU’s Earth observation program, has been activated for the immediate mapping of the areas in Eastern Attica, Western Attica, Viotia and Corinth (Loutraki) that has been burned in wildfires since Monday.

Wildfires rage near Greek capital, houses damaged

Villagers were ordered to leave their homes and hundreds of children were evacuated from a summer camp as two separate wildfires fanned by strong winds damaged houses to the southeast and west of Athens on Monday, authorities said.

Municipalities sign MoU with wildlife NGO

Responding to the new conditions and challenges that have been created in Attica and its peculiar ecosystems in recent years, the Environmental Association of Athens-Piraeus Municipalities has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the ANIMA animal care center for the more effective protection of wildlife.