The Greek government on Friday said the resignation of Panagiotis Kontoleon — who led the National Intelligence Service, the EYP — had been accepted.
Fire has burnt through forests for hundreds of millions of years, but now unprecedented wildfires are burning hotter and longer partly due to climate change.
Wildfires raging through Europe this summer have burned the second-largest area on record, even though the region is only halfway through its typical fire season.
Lately it feels like there are just a lot of overlapping crises — repeals of civil rights, legislative attacks on trans people, mass shootings, police violence against Black and brown people, the climate catastrophe — not to mention the pandemic.
The secretary-general of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, lashed out at the oil and gas industry, accusing it of “grotesque greed” and calling for additional taxes on their profits.
Members of the music action group “Lebenslaute” on Thursday protested against road expansion by playing music and occupying a highway construction site in Germany’s capital.
Powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday called for the dissolution of Iraq’s parliament and early elections.
Starting this week, German hard-coal-fired power stations are restarting operations.
Powerful storm systems triggered flash flooding across the U.S. in late July, inundating St Louis neighborhoods with record rainfall and setting off mudslides in eastern Kentucky, where at least 16 people died in flooding.
As much of Europe bakes in a third heatwave since June, fears are growing that extreme drought driven by climate change in the continent’s breadbasket nations will dent stable crop yields and deepen the cost-of-living crisis.