Posted by: Tony Carson | 27 August, 2007

Why is Greece on fire?

Even the 2,800 year old site of Olympia is being threatened.

The entire country seems up in flames. The Christian Science Monitor asks why.

This has been one of the hottest and driest summers in recent history, and much of southern Europe has been plagued by forest fires. In Greece, the dry conditions have played a role. But many of the fires, government and forestry experts say, have been set by arsonists, hoping to clear land for development.

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