Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday, August 12, 2021, that the devastating wildfires that burned across the country for more than a week were the greatest ecological catastrophe Greece had seen in decades.
Fossil fuel pollution has been searing the Golden State into a hot, dry tinderbox. The megafires have followed in accelerating fury and frequency, and carbon columnist Barry Saxifrage has the charts to prove it.
At least 25 soldiers died saving residents from wildfires ravaging mountain forests and villages east of Algeria's capital, the president announced on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, night as the civilian toll rose to at least 17.
California's largest single wildfire in recorded history kept pushing through forestlands on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, as fire crews tried to protect rural communities from flames that have destroyed hundreds of homes.
A massive wildfire burning for days on the northern tip of Greece’s second largest island continued to devour forests on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, its thick smoke hanging in the streets of a nearby town as hundreds of firefighters battled to save what they could.
Thousands of people fled wildfires burning out of control in Greece and Turkey on Friday, August 6, 2021, as a protracted heat wave turned forests into tinderboxes and flames threatened populated areas, electricity installations and historic sites.