Latest Greek forest fires Stories

2007-06-01 08:12:15

ROME -- Climate change is making forest fires around the world bigger and more intense, increasing the threat to people and the environment and costing countries millions in damage and firefighting expenses, the United Nations said Thursday. With estimates of firefighting costs ranging from $450 million to $900 million per fire season, some countries - such as Canada - may no longer be able to afford to fight fires with the vigor that they currently do, cautioned the report from the U.N. Food...

2005-09-06 13:59:05

By Axel Bugge LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's government proposed six measures on Tuesday to fight what it said had become the "permanent risk" of forest fires. Facing growing pressure to deal with widespread forest fires, the government said it would create a professional fire fighting force, buy aircraft and set up a centralized command to fight and monitor forest fires. "As happened this year, we are facing a permanent risk which demands permanent measures," Interior Minister...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.